HP To Clear Out Supply Inventory With 100,00 to 200,000 TouchPad Run

We had heard that HP was going to make one last run of TouchPads and that appears to be in the tune of 100,000 to 200,000 units. Digitimes reports that HP will look to smooth over relations with part suppliers by ordering up one final round. If you missed one in the first firesale, the latest production should mean more TouchPads sometime in October.

At $99 and $149 price points, these will sell out faster than the original batch. The 16GB TouchPad costs HP $297 to build. Anytime you sell a product at one third the cost, chances are that it will sell quite well.

If you are looking to score one of these, do yourself a favor and follow @everythingpre for notifications on stock. We’ll pass along the information on availability as soon as possible.

Source: PreCentral

Dude, where’s my HP TouchPad?

Dude, where's my TouchPad

Did you join the hundreds of thousands of  deal seeking, tablet-hungry consumers flocking to online retailers to purchase the $99 HP TouchPad? Have you received a confirmation or worse yet, an email notifying you that you won’t be getting your TouchPad? We’re seeing reports that OnSale along with Barnes and Noble were retailers guilty of overselling. Our very own orders at HP from late Friday night have yet to ship and Office Max is showing our TouchPad as on backorder. It seems that Best Buy, who was late to the party, was the only retailer to absolutely nail it. Kudos to them and their online inventory system. If you missed out on the initial batch, it does appear that HP is going to have additional stock. Your best bet is to sign up for notifications and you might want to consider following us @everythingpre on Twitter for any in-stock updates.

How was your fire sale experience? Let us know in the comments.

HP Touchstone Charging Dock $39.99, HP TouchPad Case $19.99

We have been waiting for the fire sale to hit official HP TouchPad accessories and Office Depot is the first retailer to oblige. You can pickup the HP Touchstone Charging Dock for $39.99, a savings of $40 off the retail price. The HP TouchPad case is available for $19.99, a savings of $30 off the retail price. These are the lowest prices we’ve seen.

HP TouchPad case


UPDATE: Charging dock is available for future order along with case. HP TouchPad Keyboard is still available for $29.99.

HP Touchstone TouchPad Charger $50 Shipped at HP Store

The HP Touchstone TouchPad charger is a bit of luxury accessory when purchased at it’s full retail price of $79.99. This even more so considering the HP TouchPad is priced at a ridiculously low $99. HP has lowered the price on HP TouchPad accessories by 20%, bringing the Touchstone charger to $55.99, with free shipping. If you add coupon code ‘SAVE15HP’, it will shave an additional $15 off the price. It will bring you below the threshold for free shipping, but you can either add paper or enjoy a healthy savings over the retail price. With tax, shipping and discounts, the HP Touchstone Charging Dock can be had for $50 shipped.

HP Touchstone Charging Dock

Finding Cheap HP TouchPad Cases and Accessories

Did you score one of the amazing deals on the HP TouchPad? If so, then congratulations on getting one of the most incredible deals you’ll find in technology. If you’ve got your TouchPad in hand or having it’s being shipped, you should consider purchasing either an HP TouchPad case, TouchPad screen protector or combination of both.

The HP TouchPad is sized just like the iPad 1. With the iPad 2 out, that means that case manufacturers are looking to clear out inventory of the older cases. What’s more, there are a good number of cases available through places like Amazon that are specific for the HP TouchPad. Here are just a few options.

CaseCrown Vertical Neoprene Skin Case for the HP TouchPad
Made specifically for the HP TouchPad, the neoprene case from CaseCrown is light and will protect your TouchPad from scratches. With it’s zipper-less design, it’s easy enough to glide your pad in and out. This case also comes in Palm orange, in case you want to show your old-school support for the company who created webOS.

HP TouchPad accessories

It’s priced at just $6.22, but be prepared to pay $4.99 for shipping. Still, it’s hard to argue with $11.21. It also comes in grey or black.

FLEEC Vertical Padded Case with pocket for TouchPad
Similar to the CaseCrown, the Fleece case is a vertical sleeve. It also includes a front side pocket for USB cables and your charger. This case is priced at $7.93 and also requires $4.99 for shipping.

FLEECE case for TouchPad

CaseCrown Faux Reptile Skin Slip Case
Rounding out our list is the Case Crown Faux Reptile case for the TouchPad, coming in at just $0.01 (plus shipping). That’s just above free. It features a snap enclosure with vertical opening.The inside of the case features a non-scratch cloth material.

Leather case for HP TouchPad

Moving Up The Food Chain

While HP has discounted the TouchPad, the same cannot be said for accessories. If you are looking for genuine HP TouchPad cases and accessories, look no further than the Everything Pre Store. We feature a large selection of both OEM and third party cases.

HP TouchPad case


Protecting your screen from scratches and fingerprints
One thing we gleamed during our review was how many fingerprints were left on our device after a short period of time. To combat against this, it’s highly recommended that you pick a screen protector for your HP TouchPad.

HP TouchPad fingerprints

HP's TouchPad was more prone to fingerprints than other tablets tested

Amazon offers the ArmorSuit for $12.95. If you are like me, you’ll add the Carbon Fiber back for $17.95. That will provide you with both protection for scratches and fingerprints.

ArmorShield for HP TouchPad

It’s certainly possible that HP reverse course and start discounting accessories, although it doesn’t seem likely. This weekend brought hundreds of thousands of new TouchPad owners, all looking to accessorize their device. Luckily, there are still plenty of options for cheap deals on HP TouchPad cases and accessories.

HP TouchPad Firesale Underway, $99 for 16GB and $149 for 32GB

HP Firesale
Yesterday, HP said they were getting out of the phone and tablet business. Today they are actively taking steps to liquidate inventory. The result are some amazing prices on both the 16GB and 32GB HP TouchPads, priced at $99 and $149 respectively. This memo was sent out to HP affiliates regarding the sale, which is slated to start tomorrow.

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

Best Buy and Future Shop in Canada have already started the sale.

This has to absolutely burn early adopters, as if this week wasn’t bad enough for them. For many, this is an opportunity to grab a nice piece of technology for minimal investment. Those of you who are dumpster diving, but not familiar with the TouchPad, be sure to hit up our HP TouchPad review. Note: This review was based on the $499 price tag and was not updated to reflect improvements in webOS 3.0.2.

So, are you in for one, or two or more?

Source: PreCentral

HP TouchPad 64GB Sort Of Introduced

Over at PreCentral, they spotted a 64GB white HP TouchPad on HP France’s landing page. The new model features 64GB of storage , a faster 1.5Ghz processor and comes in white. The site lists the new model as ‘coming soon‘ and apparently that’s within the next 1-2 weeks. PreCentral reached out to HP and they provided a statement as to availability.

HP TouchPad 64GB


“This week, we have started introducing Pre3 in EMEA, and will also be debuting our 64GB TouchPad in the region. With more memory, a faster processor and available in gloss white, HP is excited to add this product to our TouchPad line and will announce regions and pricing closer to availability.”

Scratching your head as to what’s behind the new Euro-stealth marketing strategy? You are not alone.

Source: HP France via PreCentral

Report: Best Buy Having Trouble Moving TouchPads

According to a report from All Things D, Best Buy is having a tough time selling the HP TouchPad. Multiple sources reports have told the publication that internal HP reports show Best Buy selling 25,000 TouchPads or about roughly ten percent of their initial inventory of 270,000. Worse yet, there are reports that Best Buy is unwilling to pay for the current inventory and would like to send them back to HP.

HP is scheduled to report quarterly earnings tomorrow, so hopefully they’ll provide more clarity as to actual numbers. With the recent price drop and door-buster sales, this report would not be surprising. Don’t be surprised if we see yet another sale on the HP TouchPad, this time at Best Buy.

You have to wonder if there would have been a different outcome if HP waiting until 3.0.2 was completed and had the HP TouchPad pricing start at $399.

Source: All Things D

Staples 20% Off Coupon Drops TouchPad to $320

A new Staples coupon (download here), offers 20% off any one single item. There are a few exclusions, but the HP TouchPad is not one of them. Prior to the $100 off HP TouchPad coupon, Staples appeared to have limited stock of the 16GB model. Sorry, it appears that tablets are excluded. False alarm.

The new list price for the HP TouchPad is $399 for the 16GB model, so this coupon drops you down to $320. That’s the best price we’ve seen, if you can find one in stock. Other options include taking this coupon to a competitor like OfficeMax or Office Depot.


Did you miss the original deal? Are you jumping back in at $320 or waiting for the price to go lower?

Source: Slickdeals

HP TouchPad 4G Available for pre-order, priced at $700

Fresh off a weekend of amazing deals on the WiFi only HP TouchPad, today we find Amazon offering a pre-order on the new HP TouchPad 4G. Priced at $700, we still don’t have a firm release date, but this is a further sign that the 4G version will be available soon.

HP TouchPad 4G

The HP TouchPad 4G will see a minor processor update to 1.5Ghz and will come in a 32GB model. You can pre-order the HP TouchPad 4G today for $699 from Amazon. It appears the WiFi siblings are still heavily discounted, with the 16GB TouchPad priced at $399.

Source: Amazon via Engadget , Netbook News