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Is keeping the touchpad worth it?

The-Alchemist 10,081 1,947 September 10, 2015 at 07:39 PM
Flashed the latest android I could get for it, KitKat. Seems kinda slow.. Will a 150 dollar tablet blow this thing away or is it still pretty good and hard to replace for a reasonable price?

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Flashed the latest android I could get for it, KitKat. Seems kinda slow.. Will a 150 dollar tablet blow this thing away or is it still pretty good and hard to replace for a reasonable price?
It's pretty old at this point, newer tablets have faster processors and more ram. The best/fastest/newest tablets cost more than $150. But many sub $200 tablets will outperform the touchpad. Check out these benchmark results: http://www.androidbenchmark.net/c...chart.html
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It's pretty old at this point, newer tablets have faster processors and more ram. The best/fastest/newest tablets cost more than $150. But many sub $200 tablets will outperform the touchpad. Check out these benchmark results: http://www.androidbenchmark.net/c...chart.html
wow the hp touchpad is really far down there.
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Newer ones will likely be faster\better, but unless you have a need for something specific that you can not get on your Touchpad or is too slow for your Touchpad, I would not bother. To surf the web and look at email, the touchpad will get the job done even now as a low-end tablet. My 2 cents.
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wow the hp touchpad is really far down there.
It is and it's inline with what you might expect considering moore's law. The differences will be most pronounced on games or graphics intensive tasks. The newer versions of android OS itself can be more graphic intensive depending on some settings, disabling things like animated wallpapers can help. There are also a number of different processor architectures within this list, so some of the comparisons may not be as fair.
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Last edited by jkee September 10, 2015 at 10:57 PM
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My touchpad got to the point where it got so slow and heavy that it sat unused for about 9 months whreas my nexus 7 2013 and chromebook are much faster. Put the hp up for sale to recoup something now and will get a newer tablet this fall.Rinse and repeat this cycle for older off contract smart phones.
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