Try not to be condescending. My reading comprehension is fine, you simply can't defend your contradictory statements.
Originally Posted by kalel33
I've used Android (Xoom, Galaxy, Thrive) and the iPad2 (in addition to spending extensive time in stores trying them out, my sister and her husband have an iPad2 and a Xoom). The TouchPad performs on par with either of those - in many cases better, since it doesn't suffer the mechanical/software problems of the Android tabs and is, in an odd way, more versatile than the i-device. Feel free to insist that my experience is wrong, that would be in keeping with your claim that this is not subjective. What you're failing to grasp is that performance is subjective to the average user. It won't matter if the TouchPad is a half a second faster/slower if the speed is fast enough for the average user. No one but a tech geek is going to care about that.
You saying it performs poorly is very much subjective. You are now simply defining what "performs poorly" means to you (hence it is subjective). That you can quantify certain things does not make your overall assessment any less subjective. For example, boot time doesn't matter to me, because I can count on one hand the number of times I've had to reboot it in 3 months.
You state that me saying "how poorly it performs" is subjective when it's not. It's a quantitative measure on how fast it boots up, opens apps, scrolls, browser speed, etc. It's not subjective at all. Out of the box it performs poorly when compared to Ipad or comparable Android tablets. If it did perform up to the speed of the others then it wouldn't have had the very mediocre reviews it did.
Let's go back to your Mustang/Porsche analogy (I really like it, I think it works much better than you intended) - do you really think that the average driver is going to care that the Porsche can go 0-100 faster than the Mustang?
To finish up on this point, just remember that what you consider important is not necessarily what others consider important.
All I can say is that I don't understand the reviews. None of my TouchPads performed anywhere as bad as the reviews. I'm not going to buy any crap about the reviewers having it out for the TouchPad either. I've seen speculation that it was the TouchPad synching to the profile that caused the issues, but I don't believe that either. I think the reviewers got devices that were pre-release and something was gakked up. All I can say is that my experience with my unpatched, stock TouchPad even on 3.0.0 has been wonderful. And that's the point of this thread - so let me say it again, I love my unpatched 1.2GHz TouchPad, my daughter loves hers to the point that she doesn't want an iPad anymore, and my mother loves hers.
Even on Buzz Out Loud podcast from Cnet, they always talked up WebOS and they really thought that the Touchpad was going to be a contender. They stated that until it actually used them, which they changed their tune and they believed that HP messed up their chance to make WebOS a viable contender. They probably wouldn't have been on firesale if they worked great out of the box and the reviews were very positive, compared to the mediocre reviews they received.