imho, best tablet avaiable!
I ordered from buy.com because they have a 45-day return policy for products such as this, when a competitor website was offering a free case cover with purchase, but had 0-day return policy. Realizing I had zero experience with the toshiba thrive prior to purcashing, I had to go with buy.com with free shipping + no tax. On with the product itself.. The Toshiba Thrive is a TERRIFIC product, and in my honest opinion, the best tablet in the market. With the replaceable battery, the fullsized hdmi port, sd card access, mini usb port, and full sized usb port, this product has the most ports and customizations of any tablet in the industry. The weight is something I actually LIKE. It has a feel that it's well built and not made from a cheap plastic. I am a huge fan of the android operating system -- and using the honeycomb system takes a few uses before you feel that you are a master at what you're dealing with. Compared to the iOS, I love the ability for flash and customization. And to me, the iOS is childish, somewhat fisher price-like, while the android-honeycomb-system is more of a grown-up refined operation system. Overall, the Thrive is basically a tablet with a laptop mentality, having all the ports that would come from any laptop on the market right now, and that no other TABLET offers. I chose this over tablets such as the samsung tab b/c of the ports and over the xoom because of the FULL hdmi and better quality picture. Looking back at it, I wouldn't have regretted going with the buy.com competitor and got the free accessory, because this is easily the best purchase I've made in a long time, and I've no need for buy.com's 45-day return policy. The Toshiba Thrive is definitely a keeper.
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