After HP announced that it will be shutting down all it’s WebOS operations and it’s PC manufacturing business, the company has now announced a price cut in it’s tablets – the TouchPad, just before getting them down from the shelves in stores in various countries across the world.
The new prices of the 16GB HP TouchPad is now US $99 (approx. Rs. 4500/- ) and the 32GB version now costs US $149 (approx Rs. 6800/-). If you remember, when the HP TouchPad was launched initially, the 16GB version was available for a price of US$ 500.The price cut is basically aimed at clearing all the remaining TouchPad units which HP has.
At $99, the HP TouchPad is real value for money. However, since it won’t go into production again any more, we would suggest if you are looking to buy a tablet then you should try to get one of these as soon as possible
Here is the official message from HP to it’s affiliates asking them to reduce the price of the TouchPad tablets:
HP will be lowering the price of the TouchPad beginning Saturday 8/20/11. This is the lowest price ever for the TouchPad so please post it as soon as it goes live.
16GB TouchPad- $99; 32GB TouchPad – $149