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HP TouchPad

alaTest has collected and analyzed 365 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and screen are on the whole positive. The value for money and design also get good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the connectivity and apps. There are mixed views on the GPS navigation and build quality.

usability, design, value for money, screen, battery

portability, camera, features, apps, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the HP TouchPad is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: review summary for HP TouchPad


alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of HP TouchPad from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablet Computers on

size, portability, value for money, usability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP TouchPad 9.7 inch Tablet PC (64GB, White)

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HP TouchPad Review – With Our Deepest Condolences


HP TouchPad Review - It may look strange to post a review of a dead product, but, hell, it was almost finished when the news broke, and it might make a great digital obituary

The HP TouchPad did not stand up to expectations, so much that it died before getting a chance to be improved. We express our deepest condolences to the Palm team who invented the brilliant webOS user interface.

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HP TouchPad Review


When HP announced the TouchPad this spring, we got pretty excited. We've been fans of webOS since it debuted on the Palm Pre, and when HP acquired Palm in 2010, the operating system seemed like a natural fit for a tablet. The TouchPad is also the only...

Decent battery life ; Intuitive and unique OS ; Great screen size and shape

No rear camera ; webOS is sluggish ; App design is sloppy ; Tries too hard to mimic the iPad ; Heavy and bulky ; Fingerprint magnet

If HP can speed up the TouchPad and build the app library up more, we think there is a future for the platform, but for now, we'd still opt for an iPad or Android tablet.


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HP TouchPad


A slick interface and a fresh new way to discover apps help the TouchPad stand out, but sluggish performance and a heavy design hold this tablet back.

This is going to sound like a broken record, but the TouchPad is yet another tablet that feels unfinished. The interface is more elegant and intuitive than what you'll find on Android Honeycomb tablets, and we appreciate the time-saving features such...

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HP TouchPad (32GB)


HP could have taken the easy way out. Like many computer manufacturers today, HP could have easily jumped on the Google Android bandwagon, lobbed out a Honeycomb tablet, and called it a day. Instead, through hard work and some key acquisitions (most...

The HP TouchPad uses Palm's unique WebOS interface and delivers Adobe Flash-enabled Web browsing, Beats audio enhancement, and impressive compatibility with third-party calendar, messaging, and e-mail services

The TouchPad has a thick, smudgy design, offers no rear camera or HD video capture, includes a limited app selection, and its unique cards system of multitasking isn't as fully utilized as it could be

The TouchPad would have made a great competitor for the original iPad, but its design, features, and speed put it behind today's crop of tablet heavyweights.

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HP’s WebOS Tablet Plays Solid Hand Against a Stacked Deck


When the chips are down and the cards have been dealt, do you go big or go home? With the debut of its TouchPad tablet, HP's answer is clear: "We're all in, baby."

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HP TouchPad Review: Not Ready for the Tablet Big Leagues


Hewlett-Packard is the latest PC maker to jump into tablets--and in entering the market, it has immediately become the latest tablet maker to land under Apple's shadow. The HP TouchPad is the first tablet based on the WebOS mobile operating system,...

Terrific-sounding audio ; WebOS has a slick, tablet-friendly design

Slow performance ; Limited functionality ; Poor app selection

The first WebOS tablet gets some things right, but stumbles more than it succeeds.

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HP TouchPad Review


We've been demanding a tablet running webOS for years now, and it's taken HP's new stewardship of the software to guide just that onto store shelves. Palm's mobile platform always seemed to good to be left solely to smartphones, and the HP TouchPad is...

None of those middling advantages are likely to help HP in its biggest test: encouraging developers to take webOS seriously. The recent confirmation that talks to license the platform are ongoing could well do more for it, if HP can get a sufficiently...

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HP TouchPad


As things get older they tend to get bigger. It's the same for people, corporations, models of cars, budget deficits... and so it is for webOS. As Palm was in the process of being subsumed its great mobile operating system was being eyed for much...

webOS 3.0 is slick ; Solid Facebook and e-mail apps ; Touch compatibility with Pre 3

Bulky hardware ; Occasionally spotty performance ; Very limited app selection

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HP TouchPad Review


Feeling the depths of oblivion, it seemed as though all of Palm's hard work with webOS was going nowhere fast as their mobile platform wasn't adopted by consumers compared to the competition, but lucky for them, HP swooped down and rescued them from a...

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HP TouchPad Go now for your eyes


The HP TouchPad tablet sequel, called the TouchPad Go has been a silent predator on our radars. It's been sitting in the dark, waiting for the spotlight to find it, just what this image has done. The device that was said to have died with the original...

Product Specifications

Information technology professionals rely on HP quality to ensure maximum productivity. As the power of applications, processors, memory adapters and storage devices increases, high-end computer users are seeking ways to optimize their system performance. HP provides leading solutions, adding new levels of performance, availability, flexibility, and management.


Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight: No
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:WEB OS
Operating System Version:WEB OS


GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic


Processor Brand:QUALCOMM