HP TouchPad Walmart Price: iPad 2 Challenger

The tablet market is constantly changing with many names trying to compete against Apple’s popular iPad 2. Examples of this include the Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry PlayBook, HTC Flyer, Acer Iconia Tab and so on but another from HP that may have not had enough recognition is that of the TouchPad.

At the start of this year, particularly around the CES show, news of the HP TouchPad started to trickle through, and its then that we started to prick our ears up and start reporting on it. We will refresh you in just one moment as to what you can expect to get, but today a price has been announced from Walmart.

According to Slashgear via PreCentral, the 32GB WiFi-only version will set you back $599 with, if chosen, an additional cost of $79.88 for the Touchstone Dock/Stand, allowing you to charge your device. Other items include a webOS Bluetooth keyboard for a cost of $69.88 and a TouchPad protective case for $49.88 for peace of mind that your purchase will not get scratched from bumps and knocks.

In terms of its stand alone price, the HP TouchPad will provide a cheaper alternative to the iPad 2, but if its the Apple that really ticks the boxes for you, then expect to pay in the region of $499 online or $699.

Reverting back to the spec sheet before you ponder over which one fits the bill, we can tell you that the TouchPad will give you a 9.7-inch touchscreen, 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 1.3MP front facing camera but loses out with no rear camera.

Tell us where you stand in relation to tablet devices? Are you swayed by the TouchPad, iPad 2 or something else? Let us know.