Pros The price of course ! Fast processor, easy to set up and use.
Cons One time purchase. If you're not happy you're stuck with it !
Summary I purchased my 32GB HP Tablet this past Sunday at Best Buy. There is very little to complain about with this purchase. Why you ask? There are developers working on a "Ginger Bread" & "Honeycomb" port so in a year's time I figure I'll be running "Android" on my tablet. In the grand scheme of things when I'n sitting down @ Barnes & Noble surfing the web, checking my e-mails and chatting on "Skype" next to someone with an I-Pad2 I'll have a big grin on my face because I'm doing the same thing for $450.00 less !
Pros - integrates multiple different accounts and contacts
- multitasking, multitasking, multitasking
- Touchstone recharge dock
- beautiful HD gorilla glass screen
- fantastic sound
- Adobe Flash and HTML
- free 50GB cloud storage with BoxNet
Cons - Kindle and NetFlix apps still haven't been released
- don't yet have the ability to modify MS Office documents
- doesn't have an HDMI out
- doesn't have an SD slot for expansion
Summary from a usability perspective, this tablet rocks,even though it's version 1.0! Because it runs flash and HTML5, you don't <need> nearly as many apps as some other tablets need.
Easily synchronized all of my music, photos and videos from my Win7 system and FaceBook to the tablet, while listening to my favorite radio station and reading email... at the same time. Took nearly 5 minutes to figure out how to setup and integrate accounts, contacts and notifications from LinkedIn, email, FaceBook, etc.
The "Touchstone" recharging dock is a must have; no cables needed to plug in. You just place the Touchpad on the dock; if you aren't using it, or don't want it in sleep mode, it'll go into exhibition mode and show content from whatever sources you want.
From an ease of use perspective, my 10 year old daughter watched me set it up (10-15 minutes) before she nabbed it to play Angry Birds with. The WebOS interface is very intuitive; there really isn't a learning curve needed.
I am eagerly awaiting the Kindle and NetFlix apps. Their short-term absence means that this doesn't yet rate a 4.5 or 5 (but I think it will!)
Pros - The WebOS card view provides seamless multitasking that makes other tablets feel like their from the stone age.
- Adobe Flash provides access to videos, games, and websites designed for graphics intensive uses.
- 50GB of box.net storage for life (a $240
Cons - The initial tablet form factor friendly applications numbers around 300. While respectable there is still work to be done.
- There is no 3G cellular version available at this time (July 2011).
- The built in video camera (used for Skype) is not HD.
Pros Great quality and Web OS is not bad at all.
Cons Not readable in the light of day
Summary I love it.
Pros - WebOS
- Excellent Deal
- Social Networking Integration
- Built in Messaging App
- E-mail consistency
- Just Type
- Open Source
Cons - App Store
- Gesture bar removed (no back gesture)
- Horrible Camera
- Clumsy Multimedia Player
- No Official Twitter
Summary WebOS is intuitive and has the feel of a real computer. The Facebook integration as well as messaging are excellent features as well. Based on the price, I am completely satisfied with the device and having used it, I would have paid up to $250 for it. This is open source, simple to overclock and root, and the cards integration for multitasking as well as notifications are best in class. I previously owned and iPad and truly believe that if the HP App Catalogue contained even a quarter of the tablet apps available on the iOS store; this would have truly been a contender.