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Overall, a solid android tablet... As long as you're a little tech savvy. I bought the 10,1" 16GB model back in December of '11 while it was one of the top of the line models. It's a little bigger than most tablets in it's price range, but definitely worth the extra bulk for the full size ports it offers. Other tablets like the iPad or Samsung Galaxy would require purchasing additional accessories in order to output to HDMI, or plug in your USB thumb drive, wireless keyboard/mouse. Unless you're one of the priviledged people who have Warren Buffet money, this is by far the best way to go. HDMI output dongles for the iPad are around 50$, and USB support connection kit's are roughly 30$ online, and more in stores. Personally, I'd never buy a tablet without built in USB capabilities. Since I can do nearly anything on a tablet that I can on a PC, my USB flash drive is used almost every day to transfer word and excel documents, pictures, movies, music and more between my PC and my Thrive.
I see no reason to spend the extra 100$ on the 32GB model as it has an SD Card slot - I can double the memory for roughly 15$ by grabbing a 16GB SD card and slapping it in. This feature also comes in handy for the same reasons being able to use your USB Flas drive does.
The Toshiba Thrive's display is up to par, movies and images look good enough (I would say GREAT, but after seeing the new retina displays, I feel it's been dwarfed.) The touch response is above average. I can't see any response time difference between it and any other high end tablets.
System Updates are a little behind, but finally they've announced the release of Android 4.0 ICS to be released sometime this spring. Hopefully that will make it feel like a much newer toy since I also own a device running ICS and love it.
With refurbished 16GB models available online for around 300$, it's a great buy... I paid a little over 500$ for mine just a few months ago, and looking back I paid more than it's worth. If you don't want to fork over the 600+ for an iPAD or some of the newer high end tablets, and can find one of these online for 300$ or less, I would reccommend snatching one up. Fully worth that price. Just don't tell me when you pick one up for that price, It'll remind me that Best Buy has 200$ of mine that I gave them with nothing in return.
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