CNET is available in the following editions:
Read our full review
Add your review
Bad: lack of apps everything elses pretty nice
Good: £89 :)
Bad: sold out
Comment: better than i pad cause of its flash
Good: Smooth running user interface, multitasking capabilities, internet experience.
Bad: lack of memory card slot, no HDMI output, there isn't always 'an app for that' available
Comment: I was in a real dilema as to what tablet to get. I was looking at the Acer A500 & W500, the Viewsonic Viewpad, Samsung Galaxy tab, Asus Transformer. However, when HP decided to sell-off their stock of Touchpads it was a no brainer at those prices.
As for the OS, it's actually BETTER than iOS and Android. The multitasking capabilities and ease of use blows away Android and iOS. Unless you're one to stuff your portable gadget with everything you own 32gb of storage is ample for this type of product. If you're only going to do the occasional surf, check mails and watch the odd video (MP4 format only) then why pay a premium?
It doesn't have a 'front facing' camera, but who is going to use a tablet to take pictures?? I certainly won't as my phone is quite capable so this shouldn't be seen as a loss.
This more than does the basics of what would be required of a tablet. Personally, i don't need 250,000 apps at my disposal...it is more than likely my phone can do that instead.
My only issue is the availability of the peripherals and the prices being charged. I've seen the charging stand going for over £80 which is a blatant rip-off.
I am so happy with it, i purchased a second and if i can get hold of one even a third. i cannot stress enough to anyone that this is a seriously capable tablet and shouldn't be overlooked.
Understood, no more are going to be made...but the Os will still have support for a long time to come.
Off-hand, Android has already been ported onto the tablet and works well. In addition, there's rumours it will also be able to run Win7 and the soon-to-come Win8.
A highly recommended tablet, at a price not to be missed.
Bad: Not compatible with the Pre 2 I've just bought??? I was just about to buy, but if it doesn't do the funky stuff with Pre 2 then maybe I'll have a look around
Comment: Not caompatible with the Pre 2 I've just bought??? I was just about to buy, but if it doesn't do the funky stuff with Pre 2 then maybe I'll have a look around
Good: Flash support, actually smooth OS, performance
Comment: I really want to love this, but with such a crowded market and such painfully underfunded marketing, I don't see this lasting long. I want nothing more in a tablet than silky smooth performance in the OS (3d graphics I could care less for, I'd never be seriously gaming on a tablet), and flash in the browser. After that I don't care too much.
As a result, depending on pricing, I may well save up for one of these, maybe even a pre3. The WebOS is great, but they need to back that up with marketing and paying companies and developers to develop for the software. With that, they could push out a niche that the cross manufacturer OSs like WP7 and Android have not been able to do.
Log in with your CNET UK or Facebook account to post a user review, or click Join to create an account
Please log in, register or login with Facebook to add a review or comment
Ask your Facebook friends and Twitter followers if you should buy the HP TouchPad
More Laptops in Crave
About CBS Interactive
Copyright © 2013 CBS Interactive Limited. All rights reserved.