Would you buy a 99$ HP Touchpad?

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    With HP putting a hold on their Touchpad tablet, things got crazy. See the price dropped at 99$ for a 16G model...

    Would you buy one?

    VicoPad addict!

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    Probably not - warranty & support issues would bother me?

    Also, there is an article in today's (i.e. Saturday) NY Times business section about HP possibly 'selling off' their desktop computer line (i.e. similar to IBM not too long ago) - are they going to concentrate on the laptop & tablet (or other) industry? Will be interesting? :)
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    Probably not, iPad is still the best.
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    I will wait for desktops and notebooks sale :)
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    What apps are available? What's the point? I'd feel pretty annoyed, though, if I'd just paid $400 for one. Is there a rebate program?

    Tim
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    There are not many people who will be annoyed because they over paid.... Less than one days worth of iPad sales....

    Though I agree I would be miffed.

    -t
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    $99 will get you a NICE apple tv... HP is history now!
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    As a browser device to surf the net, I would consider it. Of course, you have to forget about upgrades, apps and so on... But having a device that can surf the web, play movies and music, check your emails... 99$ is kind of a great bargain...

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    Already have one ;). But you cannot surf the web with the Apple TV, or bring it with you on the road...

    VicoPad addict!
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    Even so I will not purchase HP products my self but is a personal opinion :)
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    yes you can....
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    I stood in line at Best Buy this morning to get one, but they didn't tell us until the store opened (about 20 of us in line) that they had already packed them off to HP last night.

    While I already have an iPad 2, I would have used the TouchPad as my hack device. See what I can get away with on the device and follow the group that is trying to find a way to put Honeycomb on the device. Worst case scenario, I could always just give it to a friend of mine. I still have my iPad after all :)
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    I don't see the point in buying an orphan device that is never going to be supported or upgraded by HP or anyone else. I can understand that some people might want to hack it, but general users should probably stay away. It's too bad that HP is getting out of the tablet and PC business.
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    Bought one today!
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    I read today that HP was going to give partial refunds to those that paid full price and choose to keep it, or full refunds on a return. Seems pretty "Stand up-ish" to me.
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    If I didn't have an iPad2 already then yes, I would've grabbed an HP Touchpad. However, after having the iPad for 5 months now I can't imagine using anything else. It's like suddenly having a cell phone when all you had was a land line, or suddenly having an iPod when your mobile music device was a Walkman (or Discman :)).

    I've thought about getting one even now as I'd be interested in hacking it. Mostly I'd want to be able to run MapTool on it (moderate - no external link!) and I can't do that on an iPad since Apple refuses to provide a Java port for the iPad. :(
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    I would and actually tried to get one, but they were sold out. My reason was 2 fold. 1st, for it's price, it would make an excellent browsing tablet on the net for my kids and wife and next I would put a few games on it so my kids could play on it. In either case it would free up my iPad from having my family members always wanting to use mine :)
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    I would get one for the baby and put all his games and apps on there instead. Kills me that the baby is now using my ipad 1 ever since i got the ipad 2. Im afraid itll get destroyed altho it does come in handy for him on the go.

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    I don't see the point of buying a device that won't ever be used for much. Though I understand the point raised in buying one for kids/misc family members I guess (not that I have any).
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    I feel sorry for Tim but I understood you get a refund if you take it back... The future of HP even in computers is an issue as we already seeing 40% discount on laptops and desktops in Australia last week end by a national retailer this is around 20% below dealer net cost. I believe they shot them selves in the foot and worldwide users will think twice about buying HP products. My feeling is they should have stopped after announcing the demise about the tab and not go on to state they are considering getting out of the hardware consumer business. In respect to the Tab sell off, I suspect the fire sale was for inventory on hand not delivered and payed for hence why stock was low. It depends how best buy purchased the inventory. They may have agreed to take the older inventory and off load the new inventory back to HP then HP subsidized the firesale but that is just my opinion.

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