dealshp touchpad 32gb wi-fi tablet, 9.7” capacitive…

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Welcome back @wootbot
I prefer my HP TP running Android over the TF101, The TP is snappier.
The screen is not the right size and I found 1 app that did not work, but it was a game and I did not care.

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That is one hell of a deal there! 30-day warranty or not, you cannot beat that price! Sure the WebOS sucks, so just install Android and you'll get your money's worth out of this machine! Saving MUCH more over other tablets out there.

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Is it really worth saving $40 when you could pick up a NEW Nexus 7 for just $40 more? In my opinion, no.

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I have a Touchpad running WebOS and I like it a lot. The application availability is low compared to iOS or Android, but as a 10in web browser and color ebook reader it's great. The induction charging stand is extremely nice. What applications I have bought worked fine. I'm not sure I'd risk messing up a perfectly functioning tablet by trying to run an OS it wasn't intended for.

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@br0seidon: Maybe but the Nexus 7 is smaller - a 7" screen while this one is a 9.7" screen so not exactly an apple-to-apple comparison. Don't get me wrong, I like the Nexus but it's not the same.

As @rich531 wrote, install ICS on it and you're set. I think ICS is one of the better OS out there with the caveat that I haven't spent much time with Microsoft's tablet OS but I like the living tiles idea.

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I've had a touchpad since the fire sale. Can't say enough good things about ICS(cm9) on this thing. (They've got all the hardware working now.) These overclock like a bleep too. Mine has been running at 1.7ghz almost since the day it arrived, in WebOS and later in android.

It should be mentioned though that the case issue was never rectified. (see google) Either the design or materials are flawed, and they are really bad about cracking. HP will replace them under warranty, but they themselves admit the replacement will likely crack too, as they never actually fixed the problem before manufacturing ceased.

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@justwootinit: Yeah mine is overclocked to 1.7 as well and I'm running SGA's fat'n creamy. There tons of custom ROM support and the tablet is still awesome, especially for the price. I think comparing it to a Nexus 7 makes no sense, they are different sizes, you can't really read comics on a 7" tablet for example. I do have a few 7" tablets too.

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What are you guys using to get it up to 1.7? I'm maxed at 1.5

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Bought a few for the family and we LOVE it...got them during the firesale.....for email and surfing the net? its PERFECT....thats all i wanted...why buy one where you have to use binoculars to see the print?

Great price , great tablet.....cant say enough

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I've had 2 HP Touchpads since the original firesale. Although I think WebOS is excellent and arguably the most elegant of all tablet OS choices, I run Cyanogenmod (which is dual bootable with WebOS) on both of them for the Android app selection. I'll say the hardware has been flawless and Cyangoenmod versions from the past, say, 6 months have been outstanding. At this point, I'm running the equivalent of Ice Cream Sandwich on my Touchpads and they operate about 90-95% as well as a true, native Android tablet. Plus, I love the look on people faces when they ask if it's an iPad and I show them the HP logo on the back and the Android interface on the screen.

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"Some items, like manuals, cables or batteries may be missing from the box. That is the reason for the reduced sale price and the reduced warranty."

This seems a little risky, you don't have a clue what you may have to buy to actually use the thing.....Almost pulled the trigger on this, glad I read everything.... PASS

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I have two HP touchpads from the firesale. One 16 gig the other 32 gig. I've been happy as a clam with the Android mod and web surfing. I'm not an apple fanboy, although my company just bought me the ipad 4 and.... I hate to say it but reading books is a helluva lot easier on the eyes on the ipad. I read every night before bed and my eyes have no strain whatsoever with the ipad, although with the touchpad... well, it's great for surfing and playing games although if you like to spend hours reading, buy a device with a better screen. Asus makes a nice model if you want to stay with android. My touchpads have been handed down to my kids and honestly they are now happy as clams. Although they don't use if for reading so everyone is happy.

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Makes a great clock and digital picture frame with a wireless charger. I know that's overkill, but at least it gets used. More than I can say for a lot of my older devices.

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Only front facing camera, no rear?

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@filmguy5: Get Cool Reader. Take some time adjusting the font, layout and color to find what works best for you.
Me I read with someone else in the bed at night without my glasses without lights who may go to sleep before me and complain about how bright the tablet is if I am reading Pulse.
So I have tweaked the ereader to fit me:
My settings: Nightmode Background Solid color black, Text color white,1% screen brightness, Interface dark full screen mode, font 28. Hide toolbar in full screen, layout 2 pages Tap zone, all right sides change the page, all lefts previous page, center top options, center middle menu, center bottom next page, all long taps on the right side next page. All long taps on taps on left previous page. Long tap Center exit. Long tap top center day/Night mode.
I would list day mode but I have not done as much tweaking to that setting as night mode.
My point is you decide what makes a good eReader.

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In the box: (Some items may be missing due to this product being open box condition)

HP TouchPad 32GB Wi-Fi Tablet
HP TouchPad AC Charger
microUSB Sync Cable
Getting Started Guide
Navigation Guide

I hope the Tablet is not one of the missing item(s)

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In for one. I guess I've waited long enough to decide on these and finally pulled the trigger! BYYYOOAOHHHAAA!!!

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@jlhurst: It wouldn't mess up WebOS to dual boot. I've been doing it for over a year now. LOTS of great Android apps that work just fine.

(Giving this deal a +1 from my TP running ICS right now, actually)

But agree with you that the Touchstone charger works great, as does the awesome Touchpad Bluetooth keyboard that I scored from HP.com for $20 when some kind soul posted it to deals.woot! So all together, I have a functional Android tablet with a wireless charging dock and wireless keyboard for right around $200 (and been using it for over a year now with no problems)!

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I'm one of those guys that buys too many tablets. I tried the G-Tab and iPad1 and ended up giving them away.

I now have an iPad2, HP Touch, Toshiba Thrive, Iconia 7", and a Blackberry Playbook. I usually buy the reduced price older models when the new ones come out. I use each of these tablets for different reasons, and, with the exception of the chore of constantly charging and updating them, I am happy with my current selection.

I have not bothered putting any ROM on the Touch, sticking with the WebOS and using the Thrive and Iconia for the android apps. One thing I really like using the Touch for is watching ripped/downloaded TV shows and movies. It's really easy loading the files via USB mode and I use KalemSoft media player which plays every file type I have tried.

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I got my touchpad from the firesale too, and wanted to love it, but found myself barely using it. I think the limited apps for web os really killed it for me. However I recently put android on it, and am getting a lot more use out of it now! I wish I had put it on sooner, it only took me about 30 minutes. I think I'd like a less bulky tablet someday, but for now this will work just fine!

http://rootzwiki.com/topic/31548-how-to-install-jcsullins-cm10-unofficial-build-20121216-with-sound-camera-microphone-edited-2132013/