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The HP TouchPad features a 9.7-inch, 1024 x 768 pixel, IPS display front and center, it has good color reproduction and viewing angles. It has a thick, nondescript bezel that surrounds the screen, within which is a home button and an embedded 1.3-megapixel camera. The home key is eerily reminiscent of the iPad's home button, though it is oblong in shape and has a glowing notification light built into it. Along the edge of the tablet are a power/sleep/unlock key, a volume rocker, a microphone, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a micro-USB charging/syncing port, and stereo "Beats" speakers.
WebOS' ease of use and multitasking.
"Synergy" with many web-based services.
Solidly built and comfortable to hold.
Decent battery life.
Great screen size and shape.
Plentiful TouchPad optimized apps in the App Catalog.
Unique design, Intuitive interface and Loud speakers.
Lack of 3rd party developer support.
Still a few bugs.
No method for creating or editing documents.
WebOS is sluggish.
App design is sloppy.
Tries too hard to mimic the iPad.
Heavy and bulky.
Inability to shoot photos & videos.
Display is on the dim side.
Very limited app selection.
Processor slow to open apps.
Graphics sometimes lag.
Home button too small.
By TechSpot on July 20, 2011
As a long time user and fan of webOS, I had such high hopes for the HP TouchPad when it was announced back in February. Unfortunately, the competitive tablet landscape has not changed with the arrival of the TouchPad. The lack of apps, heavy design,...
By Government Computer News on September 28, 2011
GCN LAB IMPRESSIONS The TouchPad has a standard USB charger, the kind in which one end inserts into a power plug that goes into the wall. When attached to a desktop USB slot, it won’t draw power from it, though, so you need to choose whether you...
By Ubergizmo on August 25, 2011
The HP TouchPad did not stand up to expectations, so much that it died before getting a chance to be improved. We express our deepest condolences to the Palm team who invented the brilliant webOS user interface. Besides a less sexy design than the...
By itreviews.com on August 24, 2011
Even if that project fails to deliver on its promises, the TouchPad is still an amazing device for £89 - and if you can pick up its official accessories such as the Bluetooth keyboard and impressive inductive (wireless) charging...
By PCWorld New Zealand on August 23, 2011
From a distance, it’s easy to mistake the HP TouchPad for the iPad. The attractively curved design, rounded corners, piano black rear, central home button and camera all add to the effect, as does the 9.7-inch IPS screen offering crispness and...
By hardCOREware on August 22, 2011
It was an interesting week for prospective tablet buyers, as HP all at once decided to discontinue WebOS and all products based on it, following with a firesale of the failed HP TouchPad. The 32GB version was marked down from $499 to $149, and the...
By The Gadgeteer on August 21, 2011
As I finish this article I learned that Hewlett-Packard, Inc. has decided to discontinue operations for webOS devices specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. What this means for current owners has yet to be announced. It’s a shame that yet...
By CNET Australia on August 19, 2011
The TouchPad would have made a great competitor for the original iPad, but its design, features and speed put it behind today's crop of tablet...
By Computeractive on August 19, 2011
The Touchpad has an impressive operating system but it is let down by a lack of apps. While that won't now be resolved, you may be able to pick one up cheaply....
By Pen Computing on August 19, 2011
by Daniel Rasmus Regardless of if WebOS continues to exist to not, the HP TouchPad offered some lessons that Microsoft and Android developers, including Google, should heed. Failure is always a teaching moment, but rather than focus on what HP did...
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