I can’t recall if I’ve stated this before but I’ve generally found tablet computers unnecessary, especially if you’ve got a smartphone. For the most part, anything you can do on a tablet, you can do better on a laptop computer and anything else can probably be done by your phone. Tablets, frankly, seem to fill a niche that nobody had really asked for in the first place. However, as I’m sure the tech savvy among you have heard, HP has discontinued their WebOS products and, consequently, dropped the HP Touchpad to an unheard of £115, down from £430. Now, I still completely maintain that tablets are completely unnecessary. But for £115? Sign me up!
Though our American friends across the pond have been almost literally frothing at the mouth since Friday, when this deal first started to take place, the price cuts have only recently started hitting the UK. The first major retailer to drop the price of the Touchpad — Dixons — sold out of them nearly immediately.
However, don’t fret just yet. If you were looking to get your hands on one, you still may have a chance and a very good one at that. Many UK retailers have yet to lower the prices on their Touchpad inventories, meaning we should be seeing a huge influx of price drops over the course of the next week or so. Just keep an eye out on all major department stores and perhaps stop in a physical location and speak to a manager about the pricing. You may just come out as one of the new lucky owners of a £115 Touchpad.
Most people seem to be buying the Touchpads in the hopes that an Android port happens to work its way over but, even if it doesn’t, the price is still fantastic for a machine to keep around in the living room to quickly do some browsing. So, keep on the lookout, as you don’t want to be the only person who doesn’t end up with one!