Sellout.Woot! – Toshiba Thrive 10.1” 32GB Android Tablet with Wi-Fi Just $319.99

Toshiba Thrive 10.1 Sellout.Woot! is offering a refurbished Toshiba Thrive 10.1” 32GB Android Tablet with Wi-Fi for only $319.99 + $5 S&H. This is a pretty sweet Android Tablet, back when I was debating what tablet to buy it came down to the Thrive and the ASUS Transformer. In the end I decided on the Transformer (though I ended up holding out for the Transformer Prime, which I now have and love), but it was a near thing.

The Thrive has specs pretty much the same as all the other Android tablets of the same generation. It has a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU, a 10.1? 1280×800 display, 1GB RAM, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 32GB of built-in storage, etc. It is a little bulkier than the other tablets – but that is due to its unique features. The back cover of the tablet is removable and swappable for different colors, though the main reason it is removable is to allow the battery to be swapped. This is the only Android tablet I’m aware of with a removable battery.

The bulk is also due in part to the inclusion of full size ports. While other tablets may have microUSB, microHDMI, microSD – or may even lack some or all of these features entirely, relying solely on a proprietary connector – the Thrive has a full size USB port, a full size HDMI port, a full size SD slot, and a miniUSB port, in addition to a docking connector. The inclusion of full size ports allows you to use standard cables, and to connect standard USB input devices (keyboard & mouse) if you wish. Connect a keyboard and mouse to the USB port (using a USB hub if you need to), and connect the HDMI to an external display, and you can use the Thrive like a desktop machine.

The 32GB Toshiba Thrive sells new for $479.99 at Amazon, so this is a pretty good deal.

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