09/17/2011, 10:31 AM
Hello, I recently received my HPTP in the mail and have been updating, tweaking, patching, etc. like a million other folks have. I have yet to OC it but have it basically set up. After playing with the touchpad for a few days, I'm left with a question; why keep it? My wife has an Ipad2 that I've spent a fair amount of time on, and it's great, netflix, hulu, flipboard, etc.
Unfortunately, I've had a letdown on each of the major apps listed above and the performance is.....well....it struggles. Maybe overclocking will address the lag, but I sense it will still pale in comparison. I don't want to come off like an Apple fanatic here; I do prefer the card system of the WebOS, the layout is fine and to be fair, I still have more exploring to do in the HP App store. I don't dislike the touchpad, but I'm really struggling for a reason to keep it. Now before you start making offers to buy it, I will most likely give it to a relative or keep it for games for my kids so don't bother.....unless it's $300 then PM me. lol
I was hoping to at least have the ability to watch some shows on ABC, CBS, NBC and even those sites either don't work, or they struggle to play on wifi that never was an issue on my laptop or the ipad2. I've tried using ad/max blocker (not at the same time) and even with them removed, the performance is poor at best.
I don't want to rush to judgement, I want to give the TP a chance to reach it's full potential but so far I'm pretty disappointed. With so many members here, am I missing something simple or is the TP just not for me? Is the type of usage I perform just not ideal for a TP?
Thanks for the feedback.