Retailer TigerDirect has announced that starting on November 4th at 2:30pm EST their website tigerdirect.com will have HP TouchPad 32GB Wi-Fi bundles that throw in the tablet, a Belkin branded case (for 10.1″ tablets), a Belkin branded tablet stand, Creative Labs Bluetooth speakers, and an HP brand 16GB flash drive all for $279.99.
The $280 bundle offer will be available to online shoppers only even though TigerDirect has physical retail stores and a 1-800 number for customers order products from. A commenter from Pre-Central called up TigerDirect and was told by phone sales reps. that they don’t have access to this particular bundle. I think TigerDirect is trying to keep things simple and limit orders to their website because they know they’ll get swamped and don’t want to have orders being placed for bundles that aren’t available anymore.
As it is now this type of deal is the best you can hope for if you’re still searching for an HP TouchPad tablet. The folks at Hewlett-Packard have already confirmed they will not be offering the tablet again, they’re completely out of stock. Best Buy is willing to sell you an HP TouchPad but you’ll have to purchase an HP/Compaq brand computer for the opportunity. Over at places like eBay you’re going to be paying more than the $99 and $149 price tags that TouchPads were going for at the height of the fire-sale back in late August early September.
The HP TouchPad tablet features the following technical specifications:
- Gloss Black
- 9.7-inch LED backlit multi-touch, 1024 x 768 resolution with a special coating for easier cleaning and abrasion resistance
- HP webOS 3.0
- Built-in 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Internal Memory: 16 GB or 32GB
- Front facing 1.3MP camera with microphone for live video calling
- 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060 processor
- HP gloss black finish
- Beats Audio sound, only from HP
- Web with Adobe Flash support
- View documents with Quickoffice
- HP Touchstone wireless charging
- Supports eBook Formats: TXT, PDF
- Supports Media Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV, MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
- Picture viewer in JPEG and GIF
- Video player
- Rechargeable lithium-polymer 6300mAh battery
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Wireless Technology
- Includes cleaning cloth, microUSB cable and AC charger