Video: Walt Mossberg Reviews the H-P TouchPad Tablet
“Game performance on the TouchPad seemed solid. I played a few games of that old classic Angry Birds and was impressed with the extremely smooth animation and high frame rates. Clearly the TouchPad hardware is capable of superior performance, when the right software is set to the task.
HP claims eight hours of video-playback life with Wi-Fi turned off.
The TouchPad often seemed quite slow at launching new apps, leaving me staring at a pulsating, glowing icon. When a lot of apps were running, everything could get especially laggy. Occasionally, everything would freeze for a few seconds and then resume. The TouchPad also seemed to get confused about its orientation regularly — every time I laid it down flat on a table, it wanted to flip into portrait mode. More than once I got in a situation that would have been comedic if it weren’t so frustrating: I’d be holding the TouchPad in landscape mode, but its interface would remain in portrait. When I turned the TouchPad back to portrait, it would rotate to landscape. A few times, the apps within the multitasking interface appeared rotated correctly, but the overall UI was rotated incorrectly. Suffice it to say, there are some bugs affecting performance and usability”...<More>