Oct 29 AT 12:26 PM Nick Gray 34 Comments

Final 32GB HP TouchPads headed to Best Buy November 1 for $150


We have some good news for those of you who were unable to snatch up the HP TouchPad a few months back when the price was slashed. It turns out Best Buy will be getting a new shipment of the defunct 32 GB webOS tablet and will again be selling it for $150. But unlike before, Best Buy and HP are adding an unusual requirement for those interested in buying the tablet.

Customers who want to buy the HP TouchPad will only be able to do so if they add an HP computer to their purchase. The new purchase requirement may sound unreasonable to most, but we assume that anyone already in the market for a new desktop or laptop computer may opt for an HP product just so they can pick up the $150 32 GB HP TouchPad as well.

Best Buy will kick off the new promotion on November 1. Rumor has it that a final production run of 100,000 to 200,000 units was pushed through in an effort to clear out HP’s supply of end-of-life components. We’ don’t know if all these units will be sold through Best Buy, but we have a feeling they will be able to easily unload this final shipment in less than a week.

Yesterday, HP made an official announcement on their website for those who had signed up for updates about the $99 16GB HP TouchPad. “As you signed up for updates on the HP TouchPad, we wanted you to know that we are officially out of stock. Some retailers will have some stock available, but our online inventory is depleted.” Other rumors that surfaced yesterday indicated HP may be shutting down the webOS software group with HP by the end of the month.

The Cyanogen team has shown that the HP TouchPad can be transformed into a pretty incredible Android tablet. With Ice Cream Sandwich only a few weeks away, we expect the first Android 4.0 port to be available for the HP TouchPad before the holiday season wraps up.

Regardless of the new purchasing restrictions with the final batch, are any of you planning to camp out in front of your local Best Buy store on November 1 to guarantee you get your hands on the HP TouchPad?

Source: TechCrunch

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Tony

    I bought mine back during the firesale for the explicit purpose of putting Android on it. Once ICS source code is released I’ll be stalking the message boards for a port to put on my touchpad. Cannot frickin wait :D

  • J. Williams

    Now this is stupid, lol. Seriously.

    • Slith

      I agree. Unless you really need a desktop replacement, what good is this? Find some sucker on eBay and make $50, only to be stuck with a computer?

      • ZRod

        Um I am pretty sure the point of purchasing an HP TouchPad is so you can get some use out of it, not turn it around and make profit.
        That is probably why HP and Best Buy is doing this so people don’t be dicks and buy 10 just to sell them all on Ebay.

  • John

    I landed a 32 GB TP during the firesale. already running Android thanks to cyanogen team alpha 2.1 : ) and it is sooooooo good already, fast!

  • aj

    Hmmmmmm very tempting. I already have a Galaxy tab but I won it in a raffle. So I could justify it. I wonder if there is a price limit as to how cheap the hp computer can be and if it matters if it’s a desktop or laptop?

    • Jeremy

      No price limit. I just went to best buy’s website and sorted by price and picked an HP laptop for $329 and it let me get the Touchpad for $149. I’ll probably end up giving the laptop to one of my kids for Christmas or sell it to someone for what i have in to it.

  • Mozes

    Wouldn’t mind grabbing one, but I really don’t want an HP computer.

    • http://youtube.com/user/jawckamoe Marcus

      I agree with you. I think they’re buggy and have several problems

      • hatsune miku

        well you know nothing about computers, dont make it too obvious

  • http://www.AndroidAllies.com A_Man_Named_M

    So do you guys think one would be able to haggle to not have to buy the HP computer?

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      If you don’t want to buy the computer you’ll have to pay the full price for the TouchPad

      • http://www.AndroidAllies.com A_Man_Named_M

        What’s full price? I mean, they aren’t being produced anymore, right?

  • 4TOPS

    I might have to bite the bullet and get one even if it means getting another hp cpu

  • Lox

    Can I buy just the TouchPad?
    To get the promotional pricing of $149.99, the TouchPad must be purchased in conjunction with an HP or Compaq laptop, desktop or all-in-one. If a customer wants to buy just the TouchPad, they will pay $599.99.


  • http://goo.gl/tQ2E wwJOSHdo

    I bought the 16gb for 99 bucks, but my wife is using it. They have CM7.1 2.1aplha right now, so I am REALLY looking forward to the Android 4.0 ICS source code! Cyanogen confirmed that they are going to be working on CM9 for the touchpad once the ICS source is released! Which will be VERY soon! I will be making YouTube videos on my channel here,

  • Raptor

    Our perception of [email protected] changes depending on the price tag

  • Atrix

    Could you buy a laptop to get the $149 touchpad and then simply return JUST the laptop?

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      No, thier policy indicates that if you return the computer or laptop you will need to pay the difference between the $149 and $599 price

  • Koolio

    The title is sorta misleading, because it doesn’t note that you must buy a computer as well



  • DRA

    don’t need a laptop so i guess im not getting 1 then

  • Mark

    So in order to get a product for $149, you have to buy another product for $400 or more. Well, they just cut off nearly 98% of their potential customer base right there. On the other hand, can’t one just buy a laptop and the pad and return just the laptop later?

  • sylar

    Yea I’m not buying a computer I don’t need to get a tablet I want but don’t need, not going to happen.

  • spintrex

    Will it blend?

  • steve

    any HP gaming systems worth looking at for this bundle? Desire high-RSS full speed in LOTRO in raids.

  • supBruh

    or you can simply buy a laptop on sale, and resell the laptop while still in its package on craigslist or ebay

  • Futureboy

    Silly me… and I thought the list of reasons to never shop at Best Buy couldn’t possibly get any longer.

  • TUG265

    The purchase requirements to get the special price is total and absolute BS, and you wonder why HP is doin bad

    • Tangent

      To be fair, this might be entirely Best Buy’s idea…

  • ***** *******

    Craigslist! What I did, $245 for an unopened 32GB, better than buying a computer you don’t need just to get a tablet..

  • pritams

    Whoa…didn’t know this..:(

  • thechad

    sad i missed this