Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Last week, HP killed its webOS devices unit. Over the weekend, the company slashed the prices on the TouchPad. The result? The TouchPad sold out completely in a matter of hours. This confirms what I've been hearing from friends and family: "I'd love a tablet, but I'm not paying laptop money for one."
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RE: Bummed to see this now
by bnolsen on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 00:26 UTC in reply to "Bummed to see this now"
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The cheap chinese knockoffs right now have super crap resolutions (800x480) and resistive screens. Cheap soc's however are getting better, the newer ones put the performance in the ipad1 range.

The 16GB version of the Touchpad is estimated $296 in quality materials. Totally different class of machine.

I think right now the LCD and touch screen dominate the costs, which of course is where the chinese tablets fail in providing the price.

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