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HP TouchPad not so great as the iPad, but still has Potential

  • 03/07/2011 at 23:50 by It's a Gadget Staff
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HP TouchPadEven though there were millions anticipating the release of the HP TouchPad, many didn’t expect it to be not great. The first webOS tablet is just not cutting it, worse if compared to the iPad, which has been successful since its release.

Starting with the bad reviews that the TouchPad has already generated, we will start by mentioning that this device is heavy and falls behind when running different apps. And by mentioning apps, we ought to say that there aren’t too many where to choose from. The truth is though, the TouchPad when compared to other tablets in the market, it doesn’t make much difference. The specifications and details on most of them are rather similar.

The battery doesn’t last as long as the iPad either. In general, the iPad might juice up about 10 hours from its standard battery. In comparison, the TouchPad is able to do only 6 hours.

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HP TouchPad is a curious yet fascinating Tablet

HP TouchPadHP is obviously trying to catch up with this tablet fever and had announced this month their first WebOS tablet: TouchPad was launched on February 9 and offers some interesting features.

We begin with what we believe is one of the special thing and an advantage of HP future products-WebOS. The official web site of the company offers an insight about how this operating system offers enjoyment and convenience. The WebOS is capable of multitasking and display them in the spacious 9.7-inch XGA capacitive display(support resolutions up to 1024 x 768). Just in the upper side of this display you will love to find out there si a 1.3 megapixel front-facint webcam, perfect for the times when you want to make live video calls with your friends. That’s not all, even if this is a tablet it comes equipped with various sensors(accelerometer, compass, light sensor, gyroscope).

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