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Old August 17, 2011, 10:03 AM
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Hi there, this will not be a review by any means, but I just wanted to give people my impression on this piece of kit. Purchased yesterday from Futureshop the HP TouchPad, to me, is a pretty slick machine. I don't have an iPad to compare it to, but I do have a 3rd Gen Touch with the latest iOS and let me tell you, the WebOS system has that beat all to crap if the iPad works like a Touch, only bigger.

I browsed the apps catalog and there are apps there, but not a lot. No surprise because it is still pretty new though, but in time I think there will be a lot more. Mobile apps for websites are a waste of time on this device too. Formatted for small screens or limited information you are better off just browsing the websites, and the browser, for me, was excellent. No stutters or lag, smooth response and the flash stuff just ran unobtrusively. No problem playing YouTube videos or the like as well.

I have a lot more experimenting to do with the unit, but at this time I am very happy with my purchase. It will replace my netbook as my seconday internet tool, it will be great for the road with lots of room for some movies and music. It is easy to type on, and can do most of the things that I was doing with my netbook, simple browsing and the like.

I am looking forward to using the machine over a longer period and I hope to add a bit to this post later, but for now I give the machine a big thumbs up.
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