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Released July, 2011
  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • webOS 3.0
It's the same size (9.7in) and resolution (1,024 x 768 pixels) as the iPad 2 and is as within a gnat's whisker of being as good quality with great viewing angles, bright colours, and good contrast.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
6.8 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the HP ad

Performance

Processing power and speed

HP ad
5.9
Nexus 7
7.2
Nexus 10
7.2
Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

HP ad
6.1
Nexus 7
8.5
Nexus 10
8.5
AnTuTu 3D

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

HP ad
6.7
Nexus 7
6.5
Nexus 10
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

HP ad
8.3
Nexus 7
9.2
Nexus 10
9.1
Reviews from trustedreviews.com, techradar.com, mobiletechreview.com and theverge.com

6.8

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

HP ad
6.8
Nexus 7
7.9
Nexus 10
7.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the HP ad

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

HP ad
1,708
Nexus 7
4,080

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

HP ad
1,247
Nexus 7
3,842
Nexus 10
3,842

Reviews Word on the street for the HP ad


7.0
HP (formerly Palm) webOS is one of the finest mobile operating systems we've seen and has a better than decent chance of competing with iOS.

6.0
You can also change the size of keys quickly and easily, though we did find the standard medium setting to be best for speedy touch typing.

7.5
The TouchPad is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon (the APQ8060) capable of speeds up to 1.2GHz — I doubt the tablet is actually burning that hot, but I can’t say for sure.

6.0
We'll go into more detail later, but where multitasking has been something of an add-on to the iOS operating system used in the iPhone and iPad, it's always been at the core of webOS.

Overall

6.7 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Apps

We just hope that the TouchPad can gain enough support to bring great equivalents of these apps, because the AppCatalog itself is impressively easy to use, and apps download quickly and painlessly.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2011)
For those of you who wish to sync music from iTunes, HP has a beta of HP Play for syncing non-DRM iTunes media to the TouchPad.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2011)
Music has its own app, and you add music most easily by just dragging and dropping it when the TouchPad is plugged into your computer.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2011)

Operating System

Turning app discovery into an editorial experience is a great way to differentiate the AppCatalog from its equivalents on iOS or Android.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2011)
So the hardware's not out of this world but what always appealed with WebOS devices was the awesome interface.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
In terms of features and specs, the HP TouchPad is a cross between Android Honeycomb tablets and the iPad 2.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2011)

Operating system

Stacks add an even better sense of an overview of your work, and the whole thing flows more naturally than probably any other mobile OS on the market.
by The Verge (Jun, 2011)
In particular, sound was crisp and clear when using the device for phone or Skype calls (more on that in the software section).
by The Verge (Jun, 2011)
It seems to me that the general tenets of the webOS philosophy have always been based around speed, simplicity, and finding the shortest and most organic steps to getting things done, and webOS 3.0 doesn’t seem to have lost those principles.
by The Verge (Jun, 2011)

Screen

Similarly, the screen has fairly good viewing angles and is nice enough when viewed in isolation, but doesn't go as bright as its rivals, and just isn't as good under lights because of it.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2011)
The display is vivid and the full screen experience was more enjoyable.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2011)
An all-black glass front houses the 9.7-inch multi-touch screen, which has a resolution of 1024 x 768.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2011)

Email

All the usual email account types are supported and the interface is otherwise nice and slick.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
I’m not sure this combo will win everyone over, but if you’re planning on doing heavier email sessions and the like, it’s a pretty solid mixture of the familiar and the new.
by The Verge (Jun, 2011)
As for email, we already mentioned the funky triple column layout, but it's worth reiterating quite how useful this is.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 9.7"
Resolution 1024 x 768
PPI 131 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass No
Has an accelerometer No
Has a gyroscope No
Has a light sensor No

storage

Internal storage 64 GB
RAM capacity 16 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Rear camera 1.3 MP

ports

Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No

form factor

Weight 740 g
Size 189 x 240 x 14 mm
Thickness 14 mm
Battery life 8.55 hour
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