This is an update of a deal I posted about a month ago.
Much as I like 7-inch tablets like the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, I can definitely see the appeal of a 10-inch model -- especially when it's priced only a little higher.
For example, 1SaleADay was recently selling the refurbished 10-inch Toshiba Thrive Android tablet for $259.99. Of course, that was the 16GB model.
Today, and while supplies last, 1SaleADay (via Ebay) has the refurbished 32GB Toshiba Thrive Android tablet for $259.99 shipped. That's without a doubt the best deal I've seen on a 10-inch tablet with that much storage.
As I mentioned previously, the Thrive is known for two things: its bulkier-than-most design, and its considerable Android-powered power. It sports a 1GHZ Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor,
16GB 32GB(!) of SD-expandable storage, a 10.1-inch display running at 1,280 by 800 pixels, Bluetooth, HDMI and USB ports, GPS, stereo speakers, front- and rear-facing cameras, and Android 3.1 (aka Honeycomb). That is one seriously loaded tablet.
And seriously heavy. At 1.66 pounds and 0.63 inch thick, the Thrive is one of the heftiest tablets in its class. Of course, lest we forget, the original iPad was 1.6 pounds, and the Thrive is still a lot more portable than even the lightest Netbook or Ultrabook.
Another nice perk you rarely see: a removable back panel that provides access to the battery (in case you want to swap in another one on long trips). And Toshiba offers a handful of replacement panels in different colors.
Want to learn more about the Thrive's pros and cons? Read CNET's in-depth review.
If you've been eyeballing a tablet but didn't want to settle for a smaller screen, here's your chance to get a 10.1-inch powerhouse on the cheap.
Thanks to reader Scott for sharing this deal!
Bonus deal: Free music! Amazon is once again offering a $2 MP3 credit. Just enter code MOMROCKS and start your MP3 shopping. You could get, say, one $1.29 and one $0.69 track, two 99-cent tracks, or...well, you can do the math, right?