HP TouchPad Go Reviews Find it Better Than Original TouchPad

December 28, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Remember the TouchPad Go that was destined to not see the light of the day? The very same tablet has been pulled off the shadows for a review, and the spotlight is now on the HP slate pinning it to be better than the TouchPad.

The 7-inch tablet has a resolution of 1024×768 on a similar display as the TouchPad, while the insides turn with juice from a faster dual-core 1.5 GHz processor. The same chip is present in the 64GB TouchPad, so the TouchPad Go is faster with a sharper screen.

The shooter isn’t high profile, but the 5-megapixel rear camera does seem to handle shots much better than the only front camera found in the TouchPad. Moreover, the size and weight didn’t prove to be too cumbersome and the tablet could be easily handled.

The webOS seems to run pretty nicely on the small screen and the keyboard size is adjustable to use as needed. Now that’s something refreshing, for iPad and Android users are stuck with a fixed keyboard size, which does make it pretty uncomfortable at times.

There’s a 3G modem inside the slate, and though it wasn’t tested it never existed in the original TouchPad. With the reviews granting the TouchPad Go a better light to shine in, it might look to be a regrettable mistake on HP’s part for not releasing it officially.

The TouchPad Go would have been a better choice for the market when compared to the original TouchPad, which didn’t gather much fans. Maybe, with the TouchPad Go, the company could have had a shot at the iPad.

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