Tuesday, August 30, 2011

$HPQ: The Right Price Point

Have you followed the Hewlett Packard $HPQ tablet story? I only have because my coworkers have all been scrambling to pick up a $99 tablet. Hey, they want it for checking email and surfing the web. Not a bad deal, right?

My thought, initially, was that it would be better to spend the money and get an iPad or some Android tablet. Why spend money on a failed platform without vendor support? But now here comes an article where HP is going to make some more at this price point.

Maybe it's the right price point. Maybe it could be a loss-leader that opens up an app store of profitability. Should HP give up on their tablet so soon, just as they've found the magic price point?

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