Two-tablet Tuesday: A 7-inch for $189.99 and a 10-inch for $249.99

The Acer Iconia A100 and Toshiba Thrive offer considerable bang for the buck. Both are refurbished, however, so the warranties are 90 days.

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The Acer Iconia A100 is a powerful 7-inch Android tablet.
The Acer Iconia A100 is a powerful 7-inch Android tablet. 1SaleADay

Still haven't pulled the trigger on a tablet? Today I have two options that might just make your credit card peek out of your wallet.

While supplies last, 1SaleADay (via eBay) has the refurbished Acer Iconia Tab A100 7-inch Android tablet for $189.99 shipped.

The A100 features a 1GHz Tegra processor, 8GB of storage (expandable via microSD), HDMI out, dual cameras, Bluetooth, and, unlike many 7-inch tablets, Android Honeycomb (aka 3.0).

CNET's review of the A100 praises that "full Honeycomb experience" along with its many hardware amenities. Ironically, price was the big knock, but that was when the tablet was selling for $330.

If you're looking for something a little larger, 1SaleADay proper has the refurbished Toshiba Thrive 10-inch Android tablet for $249.99, plus $4.99 for shipping.

The Toshiba Thrive is a powerful 10-inch Android tablet.
The Toshiba Thrive is a powerful 10-inch Android tablet. 1SaleADay

This model also rocks Honeycomb (3.2). It comes with a dual-core Tegra processor, 16GB of storage, a full-size HDMI port, dual cameras, Bluetooth, GPS, and other goodies.

Both tablets come with a 90-day warranty, which isn't great -- but my feeling is there's not much on a tablet that can really break, so it's probably worth the risk.

That said, you can still get the refurbished Barnes & Noble Nook Color for $129, and it comes with a one-year warranty. The flipside is it lacks features like Bluetooth, cameras, and GPS, and requires rooting if you want the full Android experience. Decisions, decisions.

Bonus deal: While supplies last, Newegg has the Wintec Filemate 16GB USB flash drive for $9.99 shipped when you apply coupon code EMCNGHC86 at checkout. (Note: You must be a newsletter subscriber to use the code.) That is officially the lowest price I've seen for a 16GB drive.