The HP TouchPad is a hard bargain to pass up for $99 for the 16 GB and $149 for 32 GB! It has been a sordid tale of trials and tribulations for HP with the TouchPad being the catalyst spurring the company into spinning off its ailing PC division to a separate entity. Today we have word that new batches of the HP has hit random retailers today.
The TouchPad was available early on with Tigerdirect and QVC in small quantities and sold out in minutes today! This is good news because this means until October we will begin to see almost a million TouchPads in circulation giving stalwart deal-hunters a second chance to scoop one up.
QVC had a deal today for $200 for the 16 GB model along with a Touchstone and a case! The funny thing about this deal was that it was sold out before they could even get the promotional article up hyping the deal. If only all tablets that came along to the market came in at realistic prices to attract customers to picking them up. The biggest hindrance to the success of tablets in general are the high prices. Vendors are starting to realize because of the HP debacle that they need to drastically lower entry level prices to attract casual consumers.