HP TouchPad Price Snipped to Alluring Levels; 16GB Slate Available for $399, 32GB Sells at $499

August 11, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

TouchPad enthusiasts will love to hear this. HP has cut down its low-end TouchPad price to amazingly low levels. The company wants its models to stand out among other tablets in the market. They have reduced the price of the 16GB TouchPad by $100 to $399. As the price drop is permanent, the company is likely to see some increase in sales from now on. The 32 GB model’s price has also been  reduced to $499.

The company has confirmed that they will evaluate the product’s price continuously and prefer to extend the back-to-school promotion on their TouchPad. They hope the consumers can enjoy all the benefits of webOS, such as multitasking, Synergy, Just Type and so on.

The webOS-based TouchPad comes packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2-GHz processor supported by 512 MB RAM. It boasts a 9.7-inch 1,024 x 768 capacitive multi-touch display using IPS technology for a wide-viewing angle, virtual keyboard and instant-on access.

The slate has only a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera that supports video calling. The device offers Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, internal stereo speakers, light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer), gyroscope and a microUSB port for charging and PC connectivity. It weighs about 740 gm (26.1 oz).

This latest step by the company is likely to trigger a price war among the tablet producers. As customers, let’s hope the price reduction exercise creates a new landmark in the company’s sales.

Consider the handful of awesome features that come along with the slate, a price of $399 is not at all a bad deal. Go, get your model here now. What do you think?

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