HP TouchPad gets permanent price drop
The HP TouchPad launched at a familiar tablet price point with the 16GB and 32GB models costing $500 and $600 respectively. The new pricing will see the tablet’s pricing slashed by $100. There are surely going to be other sales depending on the retailer, like when Woot offered the TouchPad for $379.99.
The 4G version of the HP TouchPad is still set to launch for $700 although a price cut isn’t entirely out of the question. Now that the first WebOS tablet has seen its price drop, anybody out there going to pick one up soon as the new pricing goes into effect? Tell us what you think in the comments below.
1. ArmageddonX (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 May 2011)
.... and so began the second slow death of WebOS.
2. downphoenix (Posts: 2414; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
still on the fence with the Touchpad. I love HP products, but I was personally more impressed with the Samsung Galaxy Tab's performance whenever I was playing with the tablets at Officemax.
6. OriginalPreGuy (unregistered)
OfficeMax is still in business? I would have thought Staples would have bought them up already... Staples Mkt. Cap 8.91 Billion, Office Depot 728 Million, OfficeMax 467Million... that was easy.
3. pete7625 (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)
There are so many great tablets out there, who would buy this?
4. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
I just don't understand why they can't sell this thing for $200 to $300. Your profit margin won't be as high...but you'll make something.
5. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Lol why would want a WebOS tablet when there's the infinitely better iPad?
8. JDKrazer (unregistered)
let me guess...you own every product apple has put out and would even buy a rock if they called it Iphone or Ipad
12. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
That rock would last longer than any crap HP could ever put out.
9. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 863; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
How about Flash for starters. For someone who just wants something to browse the web, do email, and watch movies they loaded onto it, it's perfect.
13. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
LOL flash is overrated and causes more problems than anything.
10. Rize (unregistered)
If you buy an iPad for $500 it means that you buy the apple logo for $400 and the hardware for $100. Congrats dude
7. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)
I saw this happening sooner or later. They pretty much just slap on apple's pricing and expect people to buy their product instead of apple's with no good reason. You can advertise all you want, but people aren't going to buy what can't compete. You gotta give people a reason to buy over apple.
14. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
Thats quite reasonable, I might pick up the 4G 16gb version