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HP TouchPad 64GB edition now available in U.S. for $599

Hilarity ensues

In what is quite possibly the worst timing ever, HP has now made available in the United States a white TouchPad tablet model with a higher SSD capacity for $599 USD (416 Euro).

According to the specs page, the 64GB variant uses a faster 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU as opposed to the 1.2GHz processors found in the 32GB and 16GB models. This white model was first hinted at months earlier. Otherwise, the 9.7-inch screen and overall size are exactly the same throughout the three TouchPad versions.

As of this writing, the 64GB TouchPad still appears on HP’s official online store. In case our readers haven’t heard, HP is officially abandoning webOS and could be looking to license the operating system instead. With the future of the platform hanging by a thread, we highly suggest users to avoid this new 64GB TouchPad, especially for the $599 asking price.

UPDATE: According to Electronista, Best Buy Canada and Future Shop retailers are already selling the 16GB and 32GB models for $100 and $150, respectively. It is likely that other outlets will follow suit. The 64GB model has now been removed from the HP online store.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)