HP Touchpad for $99, did you get yours? My review
A couple days ago I found out the the HP Touchpad had been price dropped to only $99. Now before hearing this, I wanted nothing to do with this tablet. After all who would pay $400-$500 for an HP Touchpad when you could just get an iPad that is a far superior product.
For whatever reason when I heard the price had dropped so dramatically, I just had to have one!
I searched far and wide to find one of these things. I called every electronics store I could think of, along with every Walmart with in fifty miles. I was having no luck. Either they had sold out that morning or the employee on the other end was clueless. Finally I called HH Greg and they had one 32g floor model left. I payed $150.00 for the 32g Touchpad.
It’s funny how the demand of something can go through the roof given the right price point. Last week, there wasn’t anyone on the planet interested in one of these things. Then over night the price drops and you can’t find a store that has one in stock.
Here is my review of the product. The first few hours I played with it, I was not very impressed but by the next day it had really started to grow on me.
My only real complaint about the HP Touchpad is that the app store is very weak in comparison with its competition. Many of the most popular business apps like Dropbox and Google analytics are not available. I also found it hard to find any good quality games. My son loves to game on the tablets and we were disappointed to find out how limited those apps are.
Here are some things that I love about the HP Touchpad
The ability to take a screen shot! When you teach tech and internet marketing, the ability to take a screen shot is huge. You simply just hold down the home button along with the power button to take the screen shot.
Facebook app is amazing. Compared to our mobile devices and iPads, the HP Touchpads Facebook app is far superior. It’s very user friendly and has a beautiful interface. I’m very impressed with it.
Email set up is a dream. I was able to set up all my email accounts with out having to track down all the outgoing and incoming server information. I really loved that.
Skype is awesome. Having that front facing camera is so convent and works nicely with Skype. That in itself makes this product easily worth $99.
I would never pay $400.00 for an HP Touchpad, but it is more then worth $99 even if your only going to use it as an eReader or for internet search.