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Thursday, November 10, 2011


Touchpad en abyme (in its case)
So, forever ago, when HP announced it was killing its previously $500 tablet PC and liquidating the remaining models for $99, David got really excited. So excited he got me excited, too. A lightweight tablet, with a beautiful screen, built in camera, video chat capabilities, etc. Plug in a portable keyboard and it's basically a laptop--and even lighter than a netbook! An e-reader that, unlike my Kindle (which I've also grown to love--a story for another time) was backlit, for ease of reading in bed.

When David decided to try to get one, I suggested he get two! I mean, seriously, $99?

One of those was for me, btw. There was no way he needed THREE tablet PCs.

It took him pretty much an entire Sunday of clicking refresh on the swamped HP site, inching through the checkout process, but he got it done! We waited weeks and weeks for them to arrive, but they finally came. I'm blogging from mine right now.



BrianV said...

Cool! I obviously missed out on that deal.

Since I probably won't be able to find a $99 tablet as nice as the TouchPad, I'm holding out for the upcoming, one-device solution.

A Windows 8 convertable tablet that can be docked on a keyboard and folded up like a laptop. So for now, it looks like I'm stuck with my notebook computer until at least 3rd quarter of next year.

CëRïSë said...

Whoa, I hadn't even heard about the Windows convertable tablet; that sounds pretty amazing!