66
Global
Score
66

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

HP TouchPad review

Summary

from $233.5+
Pros
  • webOS 3.0 is slickSolid Facebook and e-mail appsTouch compatibility with Pre 3
Cons
  • Bulky hardwareOccasionally spotty performanceVery limited app selection
HP TouchPad review

As things get older they tend to get bigger. It's the same for people, corporations, models of cars, budget deficits... and so it is for webOS. As Palm was in the process of being subsumed its great mobile operating system was being eyed for much broader things, far bigger than the little phones it had previously been flashed on. Things like printers and desktops and laptops, but for its first proper foray outside of a phone it has a tall task: compete in the brutally vicious tablet space.

Its weapon is the TouchPad, a 9.7-inch tablet from HP that got official back in February and will be available July 1st (if you don't manage to find it earlier) -- $499.99 for the 16GB model, $599.99 for 32GB. That's exactly on parity with the WiFi iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1, current kings of the tablet court. Does this plus-sized Palm progeny really have what it takes to hang at that price point, or is this just a chubby pretender that's outgrown its britches? Read on to find out.

Read Full Review

Scores

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Breakdown

Portability (size / weight)
6.0
Display
7.0
Design and form factor
6.5
Features
6.5
Durability
8.0
View All Scores

Specs

TouchPad

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Palm webOS
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour
View Full Specs

Specs

TouchPad

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Palm webOS
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour
View Full Specs
Video

Related Video

Review: HP Spectre X2

Review: HP Spectre X2

Posted   12.16.15
View
Similar Products

How It Stacks Up

79

Watch

Engadget

79
 

Critic

8
 

User

7.8
 
No price available
82

iPad Pro

Engadget

82
 

Critic

8.7
 

User

8
 
No price available

Watch

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

Not yet scored
 
No price available
82

Nabi 2

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

8.2
 

User

6.7
 
Starting at
$163.89
Requires Contract
74

Galaxy Note 10.1

Engadget

74
 

Critic

7.3
 

User

8
 
Starting at
$348.99
Requires Contract

The Latest