1ST Tablet - Asus TF300 vs Sony S vs Toshiba Thrive?
by ray9640 - 5/9/12 11:45 AM
Been haunting the Web last couple weeks to research tablets..originally just wanted an e-reader (Nook, Fire),but the more I looked, the more I didnt like the 7" screen, and found out I can get a 10" tab with all of its expanded functuality and still use as e-reader via apps downloads from Amazon & Nook. Eliminated Apple right off the bat, due to cost but mostly just dont like Apple and their "contributions" to American telecom. That said, I have narrowed possibles down to the TF300, Sony S, or Toshiba Thrive. I will not be a heavy user, will not be using for music, videos, 3G/4G mobile broadband, will not be tinkering with the OS...just vanilla fudge e-reader, loading some grandkid pics and a few songs to the memory, and periodic library visits for their WiFi to get e-books...plus some travel usage in hotel rooms to chk emails, etc.
In all honesty, I really like the looks of the TF300, but also the Sony. Threw in the Thrive for a tiebreaker, but the bulk of it is a negative although the price is not bad. I did eliminate some other good tabs due to severe ports limitations (Samsung, Lenovo ThinkPads)...since I am looking only at 16GB unit, would want some type of USB connectivity to swap files.
Any strong points for any of these with respect to the 2 others? Sony seems to be the highest, Thrive the cheapest, and TF300 in the middle. Love the idea of the docking station, but not a critical criteria. Just checked some prices and looks like TF300(16GB) down from $380 and change to around $350.
Thanks for your recs and inputs,