Friday, September 16, 2011

HP TouchPad Review Part 1

When one of my best friend ask you want to review the HP TouchPad? I say why not? Lets do it! I always wanted to know how this HP Tablet compare with Apple Ipad.
I think i am the first Malaysian to review this HP TouchPad!

HP TouchPad Technical Specification is shown below.

Smart Phone: Yes
OS: webOS (3.0)
Processor: Dual core, Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060, 1200 MHz
Dimensions:9.45 x 7.45 x 0.54 (240 x 189 x 14 mm)
Weight:26.10 oz (740 g)
the average is 17.6 oz (503 g)
Resolution: 768 x 1024 pixels
Physical Size: 9.70 inches
Colors: 262 144
Touch Screen: Yes (Capacitive)
Light sensor:Yes
Location Based Services: Yes
Type: A-GPS
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

hehehe HP Tablet VS my Apple Ipad!

Ok when you buy a new gadget what do you do? Power it up of course! But do you know how long it takes to power up the HP Tablet ? It take 1 minutes +..thats a long time for a dual core processor. Something is wrong with the optimization of WebOS i think..

Issue 1: Startup Time: 1 minute +-

Ok Shown below is how the apps is being categorize in WebOS. The Apps quality is very very low. Most of the stuff in the web store dont event work. And do make matter worst you wont be able to find any PAID apps cause i think HP remove them. You can only find FREE non quality apps..

Well I have no issue on how they group those apps ala ipad icon style..

The first issue an noob like me will encounter is how to close the apps~!! There is no X button or exit button. Instead you have to press on the home button and it will return to the main menu and minimize into square snapshot of the apps. The WebOS call it cards. You have to touch on the card and swipe up to close the apps.

Issue 2
If you open a lot of apps and then minimize them into cards. then you wont be able to connect to your PC via USB mode. An error message will pop up to ask you to close the cards in order to proceed. Kinda of stupid. Android and IOS never have this issue..

Ok i will be back with part 2 soon..stay tune..

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