i purchased the acer iconia a500 today on bestbuy.com for $230
Saw that one. I had been deciding between the Iconia and the Thrive. If I hadn't purchased my Thrive a few weeks ago, I would have gotten that Iconia deal. The 8gb version is not that big of a sacrafice. Just throw in a 32gb micro SD card and you'll be set for a long time.