Desktops and Notebooks: HP TouchPad Marks webOS Tablet Debut

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2011-06-23
 
 
 

TouchPad

The 9.7-inch TouchPad will make its store-shelf debut July 1. HP plans to offer the 16GB version of the tablet for $499.99, and the 32GB for $599.99.

TouchPad

Processor

The TouchPad relies on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. It runs the webOS operating system, which HP acquired when it bought Palm in 2010.

Processor

All-In-One

HP has been pushing its tablet as an all-in-one device, equally capable of running apps and games as displaying e-books and periodicals.

All-In-One

HP Touchstone Charging Dock

In a bit of legacy technology from Palm, the TouchPad can be charged cable-free via the HP Touchstone Charging Dock.

HP Touchstone Charging Dock

3G?

HP plans on releasing what it calls a connected version of the TouchPad, which presumably means 3G capability, at an undefined date later this summer.

3G?

Other Features

The TouchPads screen offers 1024 x 768 resolution. It also comes with a 1.3-megapixel Webcam embedded in the front for video conferencing.

Other Features

Virtual Keyboard

A glimpse at the TouchPads virtual keyboard.

Virtual Keyboard

Web Cruising

The TouchPad can cruise the Web with Adobe Flash and HTML5 support.

Web Cruising

Backing

HP decided to give the TouchPad a sleek, black backing.

Backing

Thickness and Weight

The TouchPad weighs 1.6 pounds and measures 13.7mm thick, making it slightly heavier than the iPad 2 at just over 1.3 pounds and Samsungs Galaxy Tab 10.1 at 1.24 pounds. (It weighs around the same as the Motorola Xoom.)

Thickness and Weight

Docked

Here is the TouchPad in its charging dock.??í

Docked

Keyboard

The TouchPad can wirelessly interface with a physical keyboard.

Keyboard

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