Tablet Tuesday: Get a 10-inch Toshiba Thrive for $199.99

That's a significant drop from just a few months ago, when this powerful Android tablet was selling for $260.

The Toshiba Thrive is a powerful, but bulky, 10-inch Android tablet.
The Toshiba Thrive is a powerful, but bulky, 10-inch Android tablet. CBS Interactive

Been itching for a 10-inch tablet, but unwilling to shell out big bucks for an iPad? This could be your lucky day.

Today only, and while supplies last, 1SaleADay has the refurbished 16GB Toshiba Thrive Android tablet for $199.99, plus $4.99 for shipping.

A few months back I wrote up this very tablet from this very reseller. The only difference? It was priced $60 higher. Cheap things come to those who wait!

I'm going to pause briefly to note that recently I've received several complaints from readers about 1SaleADay's shipping methods and customer service. The problems cited include lost and/or untrackable packages, lengthy shipping delays, and unhelpful support.

On the flipside, I've ordered from the company several times and haven't encountered any problems to speak of. What's more, 1SaleADay has a very high score at Reseller Ratings.

If you have even the slightest concern about ordering from this outfit, don't. That said, if you do encounter a problem, your credit card company can often help you resolve it.

As I've mentioned previously, the Thrive is known for two things: its somewhat bulky design, and its considerable Android-powered power. It sports a 1GHZ Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 16GB 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, with Ice Cream Sandwich updates apparently just starting to roll out). 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 (or a higher price), here's your chance to get a 10.1-inch powerhouse on the cheap.

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Bonus deal: The ever-popular Vizio VSB200 sound bar is back, this time selling refurbished for $47.77 shipped from JustDeals. That's after applying coupon code DEALNEWS1 at checkout.

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