32 GB TouchPads available again for $194.99
posted by Charlene S. / May 31, 2012, 10:36 AM
As you know the TouchPad didn’t exactly sell as planned, mostly due to what many viewed as an unjustifiably high price tag on an OS that just didn’t catch fire. It did however skyrocket into fame once firesales began to burn through inventory and it was found that Android could be installed on the tablet.
While the new units are all gone, occasionally we see some refurbs out there still looking for a good home. Apparently woot! has gotten their hands on a lot, as they are running a sale through their ‘hidden’ sister site, moofi.
They are selling the 32GB HP Touchpad for $194.99. The unit is refurbished, but comes with a 90-day warranty from HP. That’s about $50 higher than the original sale pricing, but if you’re looking for a webOS device or just want to play around with running Linux or Android on it, this is probably your best bet.
We do have to say you can get a better, newer Android tablet for this price now a days, albeit with a smaller display. If you’re still interested in pulling the trigger on this deal and converting to Android, be sure to check out our article on “Living with a fire-sale TouchPad on Android.”
Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011
This is the device that gave the S3 a bad label. lol HP did a bad job of optimizing the hardware with the software on this device so it seemed that the snapdragon inside was toooooo underpowered. lol I just don't know if that price makes this a good deal.
posted on May 31, 2012, 10:38 AM 0
Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 10, 2012
I have one of these. To tell you the truth, its not underpowered at all. I have android 4.0.4 installed and it just does the job right. I get everything i want from it. Even demanding games play pretty smoothly. It has eveb beateb my sister's ipad 2 in term of music. So yeah, its a great deal
posted on May 31, 2012, 10:47 AM 1
Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011
It may seem underpowered with webos running, but with CM9 running, that's a different story :D
posted on May 31, 2012, 11:00 AM 2
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BINGO! Root is the answer to all questions in life! lol +1 :-)
posted on May 31, 2012, 11:09 AM 1
Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011
This thing is junk with WebOS This thing is awesome and I take it everywhere with ICS and AOKP. It'll be perfect once the camera/mic, battery life, GPS, bluetooth, and the headset issue gets fixed. Mainly just camera/mic and battery life. Would love to Skype on it.
posted on May 31, 2012, 3:11 PM 0
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