HP Makes $100 TouchPad Price Cut Permanent
“HP continually evaluates pricing for its products and is pleased to permanently extend its back-to-school promotion on the HP TouchPad,” the company said in a statement to CNET.
With the price drop, the 16GB version sells for $399 and the 32GB model goes for $499, both $100 below a comparably equipped iPad 2. However, the move doesn’t put the company at the ultra-low-end for tablets. Vizio, for example, this week announced a $299, 8-inch Android tablet being sold at places such as Wal-Mart and Costco.
The price cut comes barely a month after the tablet went on sale. The TouchPad has debuted to decidedly mixed reviews, with significant criticism leveled against the product for its bulky size and lack of apps, among other issues.