Ultra-cheap HP TouchPads to hit UK at 6pm
Put it on the slate
In the wake of HP's decision to axe the WebOS platform, the price of the HP TouchPad has been falling quicker than Cristiano Ronaldo in the opposition's penalty box.
The $99 offer which has seen hordes of people lapping up the slate Stateside, is about to be replicated in Blighty, with Dixons announcing dramatic price reductions across all stores.
A 16GB HP Touchpad will soon set punters back £89, down from £350, while a 32GB model will cost £115, down from £430. Wow.
The price cuts take effect online from 6pm tonight, while stores begin offering the fondleslab at the new rates from tomorrow morning.
If you don't manage to pick up yours from a Dixons outlet, I'm sure we can expect them free with a box of cornflakes in the not too distant future. ®
Read our HP TouchPad review
£89 is cheaper than a kindle, it may not be getting any updates but for what it does out of the box it's a steal at that price.
It's about iPad 1 in terms of speed and someone will get Android to run on it.
It's a much better quality than anything else you'll get for £89.
Re: What a joke!
It would be hilarious if HP's misadventure ended up putting Dixons in hot water with the ASA over doubts that they had any to sell at that price. At least if Dixons got a stiff fine, anyway.
Want but don't need...
After trying all the usual places, it looks like anyone who was selling at the firesale prices is now out of stock. So my extensive collection of 'dead' technology will have to do without a TouchPad for now.
Maybe someone in HP marketing needs to learn about price elasticity of demand. At 400 quid nobody wants one. At 100 quid they can't shift them fast enough. Surely there must have been a price point between the two where they could have turned it into a viable business...
People are worried about rising costs in fuel and food, the security of their job. But throw a discontinued piece of tech at them with a huge discount that they probably don't want or need and they can't wait to empty their wallets.