7-inch Toshiba Thrive Slated for December Release

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The new tablets are really cool, but they oversaturating the market with similar models. There isn't enough $499 10.1" 16GB tablets or $399 7" 16GB tablets? Give us something new. Plus, I think a 10.1" is a smarter choice since most phones are 4.3" and 7" just isn't big enough.
 

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$299 is in the upper range of the more capable/ higher performing netbook market.

Tablets need to be priced under $200

They need to price them into their hardware specs/ functionality bracket


$100-200= Tablets and Smartphones
$200-300= Netbooks
$300+ = Laptops


usually with a tablet, you get a less capable system compared to even a netbook. For example a $400-500 tablet will get you a dual core 1GHz arm CPU, 512-1GB RAM 16-30GB storage, 7-10 inch screen, and a smartphone OS

A $250 netbook gives you a 1.66GHz Dual core intel atom, 1-2GB RAM, 320-500GB storage, 10.1 inch screen, physical keyboard (the most popular accessory for a tablet is a case and keyboard), Full desktop OS. multiple expansion ports (USB, dvi, ethernet), also the ability to upgrade certain parts mainly the RAM and hard drive)
 

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[citation][nom]jungleboogiemonster[/nom]Give us something cheaper than a laptop, please. Why buy less for more money?[/citation]

Do you get the same price for a desktop as you would for a similarly performing laptop? Maybe for 40-50% of the specs of the desktop.

Those price gradients would be valid if there wasn't a tradeoff between performance and portability. Unfortunately there is a tradeoff and that is why companies have been able to sell tablets at laptop prices.
 

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Just have to wait for the price to come down. I got a 10" 16GB thrive for $399. no discounts or other price reduction gimmicks.
 
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[citation][nom]lamorpa[/nom]Why the absolutely huge bezel? I'm not throwing it like a frizbee. I don't need a handle. Use most of the front for a screen![/citation]

Thats so your fingers don't cover part of the screen when you are holding it.
 

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[citation][nom]lamorpa[/nom]Why the absolutely huge bezel? I'm not throwing it like a frizbee. I don't need a handle. Use most of the front for a screen![/citation]

So Apple wouldn't sue. :p
 
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