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32GB HP TouchPad still available from £189

A few surviving new 32GB HP TouchPad tablets are currently on sale on eBay via Laptop Outlet Direct for as little as £189, more than one year after HP discounted and discontinued the tablet.

The tablet comes with a one-year warranty, free delivery and runs HP WebOS 3.0 Mobile operating system (although some developers have managed to shoe-horn an unofficial version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on to it).

The HP TouchPad is still a very capable tablet. It has a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ 8060 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 32GB onboard storage, a 9.7in 1,024 x 768-pixel display, Wi-Fi, HP Beats Audio technology, a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and HP Synergy.

At 14mm and weighing 740g, it's still heavier and thicker than most Android tablets out there and with the likes of the Toshiba Excite AT200 available for as little as £189, the appeal of the HP TouchPad and its relative anonymity means that it has a very limited lifespan left.

£189 is £10 cheaper than a Nexus 7, but Google's tablet has a higher resolution display (1,280 x 720 pixels), a much faster processor (quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3) and Android Jelly bean. Plus it has a smaller 7in form factor.

Source: Ebay

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