HP launched the TouchPad tablet last month with a starting price of $499.99, which is about what Apple charges for the iPad. But last weekend HP ran a promotion allowing you to pick up a 16GB TouchPad for $399.99 or a 32GB model for $100 more. The company must have been happy with the results, because the lower price appears to be here to stay.
The HP TouchPad features a 9.7 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor, and webOS 3.0 operating system. It’s the first tablet from HP to feature webOS, an operating system originally designed to run on Palm smartphones.