HP Is Selling $150 TouchPads To Get More PCs Out The Door

HP TouchPad

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You can now get a 32GB HP TouchPad for $149 when you buy a new HP or Compaq personal computer at Best Buy.It’s the last gasp for HP’s tablet. The tablet launched in July to high hopes, but HP canceled it — and all other WebOS hardware — a mere 49 days later. HP cut the price to $99 to get rid of its inventory, and the first run of TouchPads sold briskly.

But HP had to take delivery of additional TouchPads, and now it’s using them as a loss-leader to sell more PCs. AllThingsD estimates that HP is losing $178 on each one.

Last week, HP announced that it would keep its PC business. The company had considered selling it or spinning it off.

If you want to buy it alone, you’ll have to shell out $600.

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