HP TouchPad Available this Friday
July 8, 2011 by Michael
The HP TouchPad featuring HP’s first web OS that claims to contain the smartest OS available hits the shelves on Friday. We thought we would cover some of the features of the tablet for people thinking about purchasing one.
Firstly, its dimensions. The HP TouchPad measures 9.45″ wide by 7.48″ high by 0.54″ deep and an overall weight of 1.6 pounds. As a rough guide this is very slightly bigger and heavier than the iPad but not enough to notice unless you got the tape measure and scales out. These dimensions allow you to work, watch movies, or play games without having to squint your eyes to see.
Secondly, the webOS which HP has introduced into the TouchPad is their first mobile OS. HP claims to have designed and coded the OS from start to finish ensuring its function and applications are directed towards mobile computing. To do this HP have concentrated their efforts on making the TouchPad OS a multitasking object, seamlessly switching between different applications at any one time. A specific example would be to search the web whilst trying to write an email. Like all new software it is going to take time to get use the webOS from HP.
To ensure everything runs quick the TouchPad ships with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060 processor. Along with this processor Qualcomm Adreno 220 core graphics capability is provided to ensure graphics in videos and gaming are fantastic.
The HP TouchPad contains an integrated webcam and microphone for video calling and communicating via Skype. Along with this the TouchPad is Wi-Fi enabled, allows Bluetooth communication, an 8 hour battery life, TouchPad accelerometer for landscape or portrait usage, ePrint enabling you to print to any wireless enabled HP printers.