Buh-bye, Touchpad…and buh-bye to the perennial back-to-school pallets of HP hardware. Time to look elsewhere for tech refreshes, no matter how cheap HPs might be (or might become), says Christopher Dawson of ZDNet. You know, it’s too bad about the HP Touchpad. I know, I know, it’s all about the iPads in education. They’re sort of everywhere. But I’ve spent the last 2 weeks with HP’s short-lived and now-defunct Touchpad and I have to say that, not only do I like it far better than I expected, but it could have found a real place with students and teachers. Its demise, though, along with the uncertain future of HP’s PC business, begs the bigger question of what happens to a brand in education that gained huge market share with rock bottom prices and solid servers…

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