HP TouchPad Tablet

Category: Tablets - Date: August 27, 2011

The HP TouchPad is a tablet from Hewlett Packard that is a direct competitor to the iPad 2. But will their relatively new webOS be able to compete with iOS and Android? That question remains up in the air, but for now let’s get an in depth look at the HP TouchPad.

The first thing you notice is the screen, which is 9.7 inches with a 1024×768 resolution display. In the front there is also a front facing 1.3 megapixel webcam ideal for live video calling. The HP Touchpad stands 9.45 inches tall, is 7.48 inches wide and has a thickness of 0.54 inches. It weighs in at 1.6 pounds.

The HP Touchpad has a 1.2GHz dual core processor, 512MB of RAM and as for hard drive space, two options are available, a 16GB and a 32GB model. The HP WebOS 3.0 operating system allows you to multitask so you can seamlessly play a game, pause it, reply to an email, then go back to playing without missing a beat. While you obviously can’t get apps from Apple’s app store nor the Android market, the HP webOS app catalog does have thousands of apps available, from Angry Birds to Time to Facebook and more.

A feature I enjoyed learning about was their Touchstone technology which allows you to share a URL from your HP Pre by tapping it with the Touchpad so you can continue reading it on a larger screen (or vice versa to take it on the go).

A nifty accessory is the Touchstone for the Touchpad, which is a wireless charging dock. You just rest the device on it and it will charge. Another accessory that is available is the custom lightweight case that is also a stand for your Touchpad so you can type or watch videos at an angle. There is also an ultraslim, ultracompact wireless bluetooth keyboard available.

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