If you have waited for long to buy a tablet but do not want to go for the costly iPad, here is a news that might make you feel lucky. Today, Toshiba has refurbished its 16 GB Toshiba Thrive Android tablet for $199.99, which is cheaper than the earlier version priced at $260. This powerful tablet that has a 10-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution, supports 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 1, Dual-Core Processor, 16 GB of SD- expandable storage, Android 3.1 (with Ice Cream Sandwich updates apparently just starting to roll out), HDMI and USB ports, GPS, Bluetooth and stereo speakers. This featured tablet also has built-in file management system that makes it easy to find and access files in Honeycomb. The only disadvantage being its bulky design!
While generally, tablets are expected to be sleek and designed to be portable, Toshiba Thrive is 1.66 pounds in weight and 0.63 inch thick, twice the iPad or Samsung Galaxy tablets, but it can definitely be a better option over even the lightest Laptops or Netbooks.
Toshiba offers removable back panels in multiple colors in the design which are difficult to use but serves an important purpose of changing the battery. The inclusion of LED lights on the bezel cannot be taken as a useful feature and can be distracting to some, but out-and-out Toshiba Thrive is the heftiest of its kinds, but a powerful, feature loaded tab that earns most points for its smart price.