Toshiba Thrive Review
battery is completely dissipated. Moreover, we’re very happy with its solid one day’s worth of normal usage, which is more than what we’re expecting out of a tablet of this caliber.
Call it a standard we come to expect nowadays, but when a tablet is priced around the $400 mark, there are certain requirements that they need to achieve. Sadly, we can’t say that the Toshiba Thrive is “the first tablet to get it right” mainly because it doesn’t necessarily bring anything new or excitingly different to the tablet form except for its standard sized ports and removable battery. Actually, the Thrive seems all too similar to any netbook out there, and doesn’t particularly take the tablet form factor as seriously as others. With its uninspiring looks, massive size, and buggy platform experience, it’s already at the cutting block even though it’s priced moderately enticing at $429.99. For the money, you’re better off spending it on the better equipped Asus Eee Pad Transformer.
Android Version: 3.1
Build number: HMJ37.01.5.0022
Kernel Version: 220.127.116.11-00018-gfe4777a
- Standard sized ports
- Removable battery
- Brilliant looking display
- Massive size
- Buggy platform experience
- Shoots below average photos & videos
- Choppy kinetic scrolling with web browsing
3. Thrive owner (unregistered)
The swype keyboard can be deceased in size on landscape mode. Learn about the product before you review it please.
5. Trooper80 (unregistered)
I love the Thrive. I offers so much more. It has all the components of my laptop.
As far as the size is concern don't be a wush.
6. Northern Friend (unregistered)
I love the Thrive too. So it's thicker. Not a huge issue. It still holds nicely and the OS is neat.
Biggest treat for me, is the replaceable battery a reasonable fee. ($80.) That means when the battery loses it final charge, no matter where I am, I can just buy a battery or have a spare, put it in and keep on going. Other tablets need to be replaced, especially, the thin ones. And the cost is almost the price of a new tablet.
An Apple Store manager told me that when the battery loses it life and won't recharge, (approx. at 2 yrs.) you will get a refurbished unit and no help transferring data. Who carries their backup when travelling? So there you are left with an "empty bag" that will cost you another $400.
Dosn't make sense to me. Thin or not.