06/29/2011, 11:03 PM
It seems like every major reviewer got PAID to criticize the touchpad. The hardware is rock solid for me, I don't need a back camera, I don't need HDMI (really? buy a laptop if you want to give a presentation). Oh my god it ways 5 ounces more then the ipad it must be fat and ugly!!!!! Grow some muscles and shut up.
Yes the software on the HP Touchpad does have some problems. Like any other OS, it needs to mature they basically rewrote webOS for the touchpad, and imo its really really nicely done so far. By Christmas I bet most of the bugs will be worked out which is when more people will start buying in droves, and the touchpad's little sibling(opal) will also have come out by then hopefully.
Lack of apps? Its a new platform for HP, and its going to take time for it to mature and grow, these things don't happen at launch day people..
WebOS can still do things that no other OS can accomplish. Synergy alone is worth buying the product, the new facebook/photo gallery looks really nicely done as well, and ofc multi-tasking is by far the king of webOS. Why would I want android when I have to get apps to close tasks that misbehave, or get an ipad when I have to close the app I am in to go to the other app I want??
If you looked at the Engadget article on the touchpad, most of the videos showed the touchpad's negative side, I don't think I saw one positive thing about the touchpad...
The touchpad does it for me, I've looked at other tablets and they just don't compare.
So for all of the haters out there, take a chill pill, and get off your high horse and wait for the touchpad to grow into the market.