HP Offering TouchPads as Part of Retail Computer Bundle
Want to get your hands on an HP TouchPad? They’re pretty much impossible to find, unless you’re paying way too much buying one on eBay or Craigslist. But HP is working with Best Buy to resurrect the TouchPad in a unique way — it’s only available as part of a bundle. Here’s the scoop:
A 32GB HP TouchPad sells for $150, but only if you’re willing to also purchase a qualifying HP or Compaq computer, either desktop or laptop. The bundles can be purchased online or in-store, but they’re the only way to get a hold of a TouchPad.
If you really just want a TouchPad, you’re probably better off scouring the Internet for a sweet deal somewhere else. However, this bundle could appeal to back-to-school or holiday shoppers, even though it’s a bit late into the fall but early for Christmas. Plus, if HP’s bundle program puts more TouchPads in people’s hands — especially students — it could mean a better future for webOS. This could be HP’s last-ditch effort to see whether it’s worth injecting the necessary funds make webOS a contender in the mobile arena.
The tablet bundle goes on sale today, so get it while you can.