10 Reasons to Buy the HP TouchPad On July 1

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    Don Reisinger

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1. Size MattersApple has proven that the size of the display is a key contributor to the success or failure of tablets. Devices with small displays, like the Dell Streak or the 7-inch Galaxy Tab haven't performed well at retail. But the iPad and its 9.7-inch screen have. That's because consumers want to enjoy entertainment content and surf the Web on tablets, and the bigger the display, the easier it is to do that. Luckily for HP customers, the TouchPad comes with a 9.7-inch screen.
Though it was announced months ago, HP has finally revealed that its TouchPad tablet will hit the market on July 1. The company will be selling the 16GB and 32GB versions for $499 and $599, respectively. In addition, the options available will be Wi-Fi-only. It said in its announcement that it has partnered with AT&T and will deliver models featuring mobile connectivity later this year. Now that the details are known about the HP TouchPad, consumers and even enterprise customers can finally decide if the HP's tablet is worth buying. Admittedly, it's not an easy decision to make. HP is competing against several other companies including Apple, Research In Motion, and Samsung. And all of those firms are offering something unique and worthwhile to customers. But it might just be a good idea to buy the TouchPad when it launches next month. The device boasts several important features and a price tag that consumers should like. All in all, it seems like a winner. Here's why.
This article was originally published on 2011-06-10
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.