HP slashes TouchPad price to $399 just one month after release

“Just over a month after the HP TouchPad hit the market, its price has been cut by one-fifth for a special weekend sale intended to boost sales of the iPad-competing tablet,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider.

“Starting Friday and through the weekend, HP is selling its TouchPad for $399.99 for the 16GB model, and $499.99 for the 32GB capacity,” Oliver reports. “The prices, available through HP and at all major retailers, are with a $100 instant rebate.”

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Oliver reports, “The PC maker has not shed any light on sales of its tablet, but the discount, which undercuts Apple’s iPad by $100, comes soon after the July 1 launch of the hardware, suggested it has gotten off to a slow start.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

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29 Comments

  1. ““The PC maker has not shed any light on sales of its tablet”

    The only “shed” TouchPad is seeing is the ‘Wood Shed’!…

    Because it is getting SPANKED!

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