Toshiba Thrive Tablet
Today we’ll be taking a look at the Toshiba Thrive. Toshiba is jumping head-first into the tablet market by releasing a 7 inch and a 10 inch tablet. It’s already a crowded market dominated by the iPad in the $500+ range and the Kindle Fire in the $200 range. The Thrive is priced as low as $379.99 for their 8GB tablet up to $559.99 for their 32GB tablet with 4G.
The Toshiba Thrive makes it easy to read an ebook outside. It utilizes adaptive display technology for a screen you can read anywhere, even in direct sunlight, without having to mess with adjusting your settings. The 10″ tablet has 10.1 inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The resolution is 1280×800 with a pixel density of 151.
The Toshiba Thrive is powered by a Nvidia’s dual-core, 1GHz Tegra 2 processor and has of 1GB of RAM. It runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Hard drive options available are 8GB, 16GB and 32GB.
You’ll find a 2-MP webcam on the front of the Thrive with a built-in microphone for video chatting On the back of the Thrive there is a 5-MP camera with auto-focus that captures crystal clear images in HD.
The Toshiba Thrive has a full size USB 2.0 port, a mini USB port and an HDMI port. Plus it accepts full-size SD cards so you can easily view or transfer your photos and videos into the device. The Thrive of course also has built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support.
You wouldn’t think it would make that much of a difference but one of the most-loved features on the Toshiba Thrive 16GB is the rubberized cover. It’s adds thickness and weight to the tablet, making it much more durable than those standard plastic cases you see every where else. It makes the tablet slip-resistant and easy to grip which decreases the likelihood of dropping the device.
Battery life is a full 6 hours, and that’s with wireless and Bluetooth enabled, playing games, surfing the web and downloading files included. Compared to some other tablets in this price range that’s a few more hours of battery life.