Linked by David Adams on Wed 17th Aug 2011 17:46 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Ars Technica is reporting that US Retailer Best Buy has been able to sell less than 10% of the TouchPad tablets that it ordered from HP, and now wants HP to take them back. Similarly, deal-a-day site Woot offered TouchPads at a very aggressive price, and only managed to sell 612 of them. This is for a site that often sells out goofy tech widgets in hours. When the TouchPad was gearing up for release, there seemed to be a fair amount of interest among geeks. Is it just that it hasn't resonated the same way with the general public, or have people just been disappointed once they've put their hands on one?
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Come On,People...
by Yoko_T on Thu 18th Aug 2011 02:01 UTC
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The reason those tablets aren't selling is that *THEY COST TOO FREAKING MUCH*

You can buy a laptop at the same Best Buy store that's faster,cheaper and more all around useful from around $250-$400 as compared to $399-$600 those tablets are going for.

Quite frankly tablets shouldn't cost more than the cheapest laptop to begin with since you aren't getting that much for your money to begin with.

A $400-$600 tablet is a sick joke.

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