It supposedly has a blazing-fast chip inside, but you wouldnâ€™t know it. When you rotate the screen, it takes the screen two seconds to match â€” an eternity in tablet time. Apps can take a long time to open; the built-in chat app, for example, takes seven seconds to appear. Animations are sometimes jerky, reactions to your finger swipes sometimes uncertain.
In this 1.0 incarnation, the TouchPad doesnâ€™t come close to being as complete or mature as the iPad or the best Android tablets; youâ€™d be shortchanging yourself by buying one right now, unless youâ€™re some kind of rabid A.B.A. nut (Anything but Apple).