If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. Best Buy announced on Monday that customers who purchase an HP or Compaq laptop, desktop or all-in-one computer can opt to purchase an HP TouchPad tablet for an additional $149. The deal, which gives a small breath of life to a tablet that has already been killed-off by HP, kicks off on November 1st. Interested buyers can also purchase the TouchPad for $599.99, the tablet’s initial launch price, without buying an HP computer. As a quick refresher, the TouchPad offers a 9.7-inch XGA display, 32GB of storage, a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and support for 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and NFC. Read on for the full press release from Best Buy.
HP Drops Bundle of a Deal in Customers’ Laps at Best Buy
Get a 32GB HP TouchPad for $149 with purchase of an HP or Compaq laptop, desktop or all-in-one computer
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 28, 2011 – Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) today announced that beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1 customers can get the HP TouchPad for the low, low price of $149 with the purchase of an HP or Compaq laptop, desktop or all-in-one computer.1 Customers can take advantage of this deal online at BestBuy.com® and at all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile® standalone stores nationwide.
The HP TouchPad is designed to work like you do, so individuals can accomplish more, letting you connect, play, surf and share more easily. It provides the ability to seamlessly move back and forth between apps without losing your place while automatically grouping similar activities together. The HP TouchPad functions on the webOS operating platform and comes with 32GB of storage space.
Best Buy is advancing growth of the tablet category by combining the most tablets under one roof2 with a shopping experience that allows customers to easily try and compare devices. These devices are emerging as priorities on holiday gift lists, as more consumers consider how each can contribute to a faster, easier or more mobile entertainment, work or connections experience.
1. HP TouchPad available for individual purchase, outside of the bundle offer, for $599.99.
2. Based on a comparison to National Retailers as of June 11, 2011.