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HP Touchpad costs $328 to make

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on July 7th, 2011

Isuppli tore down a Touchpad and in doing so they found that the cost is $318, with another $10 for manufacturing costs. $132.50 for the display and touchscreen parts make up the most expensive assembly, which is 41.7 per cent of the cost.

The next most expensive part is the NAND flash memory, costing $45. The mechanical/electromechanical system is next at $30. The HP 32GB Touchpad sells for $599, so the markup is $271. It’s always fun to know what it costs compared to what it costs us.

HP TouchPad gets torn apart

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on June 30th, 2011

Fans of the HP TouchPad now have a chance to see what makes it tick. Assuming you haven’t torn it apart yourself anyway.

The HP Touchpad is easier to take apart than most gadgets. You just need a Phillips screwdriver and a little prying. But it’s always nice when others do it for you. That way yours remains intact and functional. Check it all out at the link below.

HP TouchPad pre-order starting at $500, available July 1

Posted in HP by Reuben Drake on June 20th, 2011

The TouchPad won’t go on sale in the states until July 1, but you can get a pre-order in now from places like Amazon, NewEgg, Best Buy, Walmart, Staples, Radio Shack, and more. The tab comes in two versions: a 16GB version for $499.99 and a 32GB model that will cost you $599.99.

Both feature a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, stereo speakers, Touch-to-Share, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and a 9.7-inch display. Get your order in now.

HP TouchPad ships July 1st in US, 3G model coming to AT&T ‘this summer’

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2011

Amazon is shipping HP’s first webOS tablet on July 17th, but the TouchPad will go on sale to Americans on July 1st, with the UK, Ireland, France and Germany a few days later and Canada in mid-July. After that, there will be a phased rollout for Australia, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore and Spain later in the year.

It will cost $499.99 (16GB) / $599.99 (32GB) with pre-orders starting ten days from today. HP will be partnering with AT&T for a 3G edition later in the summer.

HP TouchPad to be available June 22nd, $500 for 16GB?

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on June 8th, 2011

This isn’t official, but Synnex has possibly leaked some info on the HP Touchpad. According to some listings on its website, the HP TouchPad is estimated to be available on June 22nd in both 16GB and 32GB capacities for $499.99 and $599.99.

If you are looking for accessories, an HP-branded TouchPad case is also listed. Of course, that date is an ETA not an actual release date, but it’s pretty close to the last official word out of HP. Shouldn’t be long now anyway.

HP TouchPad at OfficeMax on July 17th?

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on May 30th, 2011

It looks like OfficeMax may be getting the HP TouchPad in July. If the document above is the real thing, HP’s new 9.7-inch tablet will be available at the retailer on July 17th in 3G and 4G versions.

That’s a bit strange because the company hasn’t made any mention of WiMAX or LTE compatibility. Rumor is that it might have a $600 price tag for the 32GB model. None of this is confirmed so we will just have to wait and see.

HP TouchPad 32GB WiFi Now Available At Walmart

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

That’s right. Now when you are stocking up on all of your other supplies at Walmart, you can also pick up the HP TouchPad 32GB WiFi for $599. To refresh your memory, the HP TouchPad features a 9.7-inch (1024x 768) touchscreen display, a fast 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera.

Other features include an accelerometer, a light sensor, Bluetooth, a micro-USB port, a 3.5mm headset jack and a 6300mAh battery. At least you can get it all at one place.