HP TouchpadJust a few days after HP officially launched its much anticipated TouchPad, the company has now enthusiastically announced that soon enough users will be introduced to a white 64 GB version by this August.

Additionally to the extra storage and style, the white Touchpad will sport a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip versus the current 1.2GHZ processor.

Currently, the 9.7-inch screen TouchPad comes with Wi-Fi, costing $499.99 for a 16GB model and $599.99 for a 32GB model. But, the company said it will be partnering with AT&T later this summer to launch a connected version of the tablet. The latter version will have HSPA+ connecting capabilities, which means the TouchPad will be marketed as a “4G” product. Check out the Russel Brand HP TouchPad commercial below.

Following table shows a comparison of HP Touchpad along with Apple iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

SpecificationsHP TouchpadApple iPad 2Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
ColorBlackWhite, BlackBlack
Operating SystemHP WebOS 3.0iOS 4.3.3Android -Honeycomb
Display9.7-inch XGA capacitive, multitouch screen, 1024×768 resolution9.7 inches LED display, 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)10.1 inches

1280×800 WXGA TFT LCD screen at 149 ppi with 4-way rotation

DimensionsWidth:  7.48 inches

Height:  9.45 inches

Width: 7.31 inches

Height: 9.5 inches

Width: 6.9 inches

Height: 10.1 inch

Weight1.6 pounds1.33 pounds1.24 pounds
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2GHzApple A5 processor; 1GHz dual-coreNvidia Tegra2 Dual-core processor, 1 GHz
CameraFront-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for live video callingBack camera: Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still camera with 5x digital zoom

Front camera: Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; VGA-quality still camera

Back Camera: 720p HD, video recording

3MP autofocus camera with LED flash

Front Camera: 2MP

SensorsLight sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer), and gyroscopeThree-axis gyro


Ambient light sensor

Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, compass
Media Formats SupportedAudio formats: DRM-free MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV

Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264

Audio formats supported: HE-AAC (V1 and V2), AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second;

MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second;

Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second (fps)

Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, RA

Video Formats: Full HD video playback (1080p) @30fps

Video Codec: WMV9, WMV7, WMV8, H.264, MPEG4, Xvid, DivX, H.263, VP8

Wireless ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication;

Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR TechnologyHSPA +21 850/900/1900/2100

EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Dual-band support (2.4GHZ, 5GHz)

Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi direct

Memory16GB or 32GB16GB, 32GB or 64GB16GB, 32GB or 64GB; 1GB RAM
BatteryRechargeable 6300 mAh (typical battery)Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery

Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music; Up to 9 hours surfing on 3G network

Built-in 7000mAh battery

Video: up to 9 hours

Music: up to 72 hours

PortsConnector Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed;

Headphone jack 3.5mm stereo headset/headphone/microphone jack

30-pin dock connector port

3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack;

Built-in speaker;


Micro-SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model)

30-pin dock connector port

3.5-mm stereo headphone jack