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Topic # 88282 12-Aug-2011 20:53
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I spent a bit of time playing with this unit today. Spec wise it's about the same as the other Honeycomb devices out there with Tegra 2 chip, 16GB RAM, 5MP rear camer and 2 MP front camera.

But what intrigued me over the other models was
- full size SD card slot
- full size USB
- full size HDMI (and mini)
- user replaceable battery.

It's a bit thicker than an iPad but it has the removable battery of course and a docking port. Also the back has a nice dimpled(?) surface that makes it easier to hold and removes the fears of finger prints.

I was told RRP for 16GB would be $799 (not sure if that includes GST) which makes it price competitive.

No sign of a 3G model yet but the Toshiba reps I spoke to who used it said they just added data to their cellphone plans and tethered the device with their phones over wifi.

As an aside and slightly OT, I also played a bit the HP WebOS device. It works fine but it's hard to see why one would buy one of those with their very small ecosystem.




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I had a brief play with the Thrive a week or so ago. Its a real fatty (I'm used to Tab 10.1 at home), but despite that I really quite liked it! The full sized ports are a bonus, especially with 3.1's USB device support... I may yet get a Thrive...




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  Reply # 505900 13-Aug-2011 09:04
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It is a bit fat compared with the IPad say but it's hardly onerous to carry. And having full sized USB and HDMI ports as well as SD card slots is a bonus. Not to mention being able to replace the battery yourself.




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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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