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Toshiba Thrive Review

Toshiba Thrive

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Toshiba Thrive Review
Without a doubt, we love that the Thrive is one of the few Android tablets that actually offers a removable battery, however, its performance is nothing too surprising with its average-like results. Testing it out by playing a movie in DVD quality with the brightness set to 50% and volume at the middle setting, it’s able to continuously play it for 7 hours before its 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.

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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: 2.6.36.3-00018-gfe4777a

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Pros

  • Standard sized ports
  • Removable battery
  • Brilliant looking display

Cons

  • Massive size
  • Buggy platform experience
  • Shoots below average photos & videos
  • Choppy kinetic scrolling with web browsing
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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display10.1 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels (149 ppi) LED
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
1 GB RAM
Size10.75 x 6.97 x 0.62 inches
(273 x 177 x 16 mm)
25.57 oz  (725 g)

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