Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, $99 hp Touchpads in Technical; Anyone picked up a Touchpad now they are fireselling them, they were $99 in the US and are being discounted ...
22nd August 2011, 12:47 PM #1
$99 hp Touchpads
Anyone picked up a Touchpad now they are fireselling them, they were $99 in the US and are being discounted in other markets to. It looks like NZs turn at the discount is tomorrow and I am considering getting one.
It looks like people are already working on an Android port and some people have already had Ubuntu running on them.
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22nd August 2011, 12:57 PM #2
I have reserved a 32GB TouchPad at my local Argos. If the rumours are true, it should be dropping in price to £115 this afternoon. The 16GB model should be £89.
Looking forward to running Android on it.
22nd August 2011, 01:22 PM #3
It's a shame really. If W8 was available for it they'd rock. I got to play with some View Sonic W7 tablets in Philly, and they were blazingly fast. It's a pity the W7 touch components are so poor compared to dedicated touch OS's. Very strange for Microsoft that for once they are developing for a hardware platform that is already up to speed for the system being developed for it.
Reading several columns on the HP sell off many commentators remarked that HP wanted to be as cool as Apple. Unfortunately you simply can't do it if the software isn't available. Neither WebOS or W7 come close to iOS (and I don't even like iPads!).
22nd August 2011, 01:35 PM #4
Yea, I'd really like a Windows 8 device but I'm sick of waiting and if these are as cheap as promised they should be a good interum toy.
22nd August 2011, 01:53 PM #5
you cannot reserve them in argos anymore.... must of missed the boat on that one, let me know if you see any for the £89 mark, am wanting 1
22nd August 2011, 01:56 PM #6
The price on argos's site is still high. Does it run droid well?
Originally Posted by Arthur
22nd August 2011, 02:11 PM #7
Same story with Amazon and the HP website.
Originally Posted by ZeroHour
Not sure, but I'm keeping an eye on this forum thread.
Originally Posted by ZeroHour
22nd August 2011, 05:43 PM #8
Yup.. bought one for 99 on amazon
22nd August 2011, 05:44 PM #9
Did anyone get one from Dixons? Looks like they have sold out now.
22nd August 2011, 05:56 PM #10
hmmm , will wait and see, they are still £349.99
22nd August 2011, 06:00 PM #11
Amazon.co.uk haven't dropped their prices yet. What's taking them so long?
Originally Posted by eclass
22nd August 2011, 06:01 PM #12
i think dixons.co.uk just went down LOL
22nd August 2011, 06:26 PM #13
yes. A mate of mine is a manager at PC world, he said they are £85 as from tomorrow.
Originally Posted by andydis
22nd August 2011, 06:41 PM #14
I'm going to try and pick one up tomorrow if I can find one in the price drop, might be interesting trying to find one though by the looks of it.
22nd August 2011, 06:49 PM #15
currys and dixons for £89 have sold out already. took me about 30 mins to get through.
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