Toshiba Thrive 10.1-Inch 16 GB Android Tablet Review and Deal of the Day


Toshiba Thrive 10.1-Inch ReviewToshiba Thrive 10.1-Inch 16 GB Android Tablet

Toshiba Thrive tries to carve its niche within already crowded tablet market. Toshiba has turned up on the tablet scene quite late, probably to learn from mistakes of others before stepping in. Toshiba Thrive is a 10.1 inch tablet that runs on Android Honeycomb 3.1 operating system.

The tablet comes packed with full sized USB and HDMI ports, and it also offers full SD card slot. With USB slot, one can easily attach external keyboard to make typing easy and puts it in competition with Asus Transformer with that feature. The downside of adding the full sized ports was the increased girth and bulkiness of the device, which becomes its biggest negative feature as well.

Toshiba Thrive Deal of The Day!

Toshiba Thrive 10.1-Inch 8 GB Android Tablet AT105-T108

Toshiba Thrive 10.1-Inch 8 GB Android Tablet AT105-T108

  • 10.1-inch multi-touch widescreen display with Adaptive Display Technology, supporting 720p
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core mobile processor; Android operating system
  • 5.0 MP rear camera with autofocus and 2.0MP front-facing webcam; stereo speakers with Toshiba sound enhancements
  • 8 GB internal memory; USB, mini-USB, and HDMI ports and full-sized SD card reader; Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity supporting Adobe Flash
  • Easy Grip non-slip interchangeable rubber backplate, available in a variety of colors; user-replaceable prismatic lithium battery
  • # Easy Grip non-slip interchangeable rubber backplate, available in a variety of colors; user-replaceable prismatic lithium battery

Introducing the Thrive™ Tablet by Toshiba, powered by Android™ 3.1, Honeycomb, offering a better way to browse the web, enjoy e-books and HD videos, play games, listen to music and more. Complete, convenient and customizable, it’s everything a tablet can and should be, with a gorgeous 10.1” diagonal high-res multi-touch widescreen display, features you can personalize and speedy performance so you can multitask your way through your digital life (and favorite entertainment) with ease.

Introducing the Thrive Tablet by Toshiba, powered by Android 3.1 (Honeycomb), offering a better way to browse the web, enjoy e-books and HD videos, play games, listen to music and more. Complete, convenient and customizable, it’s everything a tablet can and should be, with a gorgeous 10.1-inch diagonal high-res multi-touch widescreen display, features you can personalize and speedy performance so you can multitask your way through your digital life (and favorite entertainment) with ease.

Toshiba Thrive

The Toshiba Thrive Tablet featuring the power of Android 3.1 and the NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile processor (see larger image).

Your Entertainment Hub

The Thrive tablet lets you enjoy and organize all your favorite music and videos in one convenient, portable place. Rock out on the go using its stereo speakers with Toshiba sound enhancements or built-in headphone jack–or plug in to our convenient Toshiba Multi-Dock (sold separately) to connect your own sound system. Use its built-in HDMI port to watch your videos on any compatible HD display. And thanks to our preloaded Toshiba Media Player, keeping your collection organized is easier than ever.

On the go

With Adaptive Display technology, the 10.1-inch HD display looks great anywhere–even in direct sunlight (see larger image).

 

At home

The pre-loaded PrinterShare application makes it easy to connect to a printer over a wireless network (see larger image).

Brilliant Clarity

Give all those movies a makeover with Resolution+ video enhancement technology–Toshiba’s exclusive innovation that instantly improves sharpness and color on standard-definition content, for visuals that look and feel more like HD. Toshiba’s Adaptive Display technology ensures that you get the best visual experience, automatically adjusting the display’s brightness and color to the lighting environment–making it readable even on the sunniest parts of the patio. Plus, you can use the tablet’s built-in HDMI port to share your favorite videos on any compatible HDTV.

Accelerated Everything

Offering serious horsepower for its size, the Thrive tablet is powered by the world’s first mobile super-chip, NVIDIA Tegra 2. Enjoy extreme multi-tasking with the first mobile dual-core processor, plus hardware-accelerated Adobe Flash and console-quality gaming with visuals powered by NVIDIA GeForce–so you can enjoy your favorite games, thrill to high-def video and much more.

Android 3.1, Honeycomb Operating System

Smile. Because this tablet quite simply delivers everything on the Android platform. It’s founded on the tablet-optimized Android 3.1 (a.k.a., Honeycomb), designed from the ground up to improve your experience with devices just like this.

Dual Front and Back Cameras

The Thrive tablet gives you plenty of options with two onboard cameras. Use its convenient 2-MP front webcam and built-in microphone to video-chat with clarity, while its 5-MP auto-focus rear camera lets you capture photos and video in beautiful high-definition (HD 720p).

Easy Grip Finish

Now it’s easier than ever to get a grip on your fast-paced mobile life–and grab some well-earned attention, too. This slip-resistant, rubberized surface is comfortable to hold, so you’ll never miss a beat when chatting or emailing on the run. It’s also available in your choice of six vibrant colors (sold separately), making it easy to personalize the look of your tablet.

Tons of Connectivity Options

Feel free to transfer and share files with your other gear and many of today’s most popular gadgets, courtesy of USB 2.0, mini USB, and HDMI ports on your Thrive tablet. Plus you can use its full-size SD card slot to easily view photos and movies, or connect wirelessly to any compatible device with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.


 

Specifications

Display10.1-inch LED-backlit capacitive multi-touch display (1280 x 800 pixels; 16:10 aspect ratio)

Processor & Graphics

1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core mobile processor with GeForce graphics

Storage

8 GB internal flash memory

Memory

1 GB internal DDR2 memory

Wireless

Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) plus Bluetooth 3.0

Audio

Built-in stereo speakers with SRS Premium Voice Suite

Weight and Dimensions

1.6 pounds; 10.75 x 0.62 x 6.97 inches (WxDxH)

Sensors & Location

GPS, gyroscope, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass

Multimedia Playback

  • Adobe Flash support
  • Audio compatibility: MP3, WMA, AAC, eAAC+, Ogg Vorbis, WAVE
  • Video compatibility: MPEG4, H.263, H.264
Ports & Expansion

  • HDMI port (full-sized) for 720p video output
  • 2 USB ports (1 full-sized, 1 mini-USB)
  • Dock connector port
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
  • Secure Digital (SD) card slot, compatible with SD, SDHC, and SDXC media
At home

See larger image.

 

To learn more about Toshiba products,
visit the Amazon.com Toshiba Store.
Toshiba Store

 

Toshiba Thrive Accessories

Back Cover Multi-Dock

  • Toshiba Thrive Back Cover:Personalize your Thrive Tablet with a user-interchangeable rubberized back cover available in your choice of five vibrant colors: Silver Sky, Blue Moon, Green Apple, Raspberry Fusion, and Lavender Bliss
  • Toshiba Thrive Battery Pack:Unlike other tablets, the Thrive Tablet battery is user-replaceable–no need to send it back to the manufacturer to be replaced. Simply remove the back cover and switch it out in seconds.
  • Toshiba Thrive Global AC Adapter:A second AC adapter for your Thrive Tablet–at home and/or at work–makes power access convenient and tailored to your needs
  • Toshiba Thrive Multi-Dock Docking Station:Store, view and charge your Toshiba Tablet–quickly and conveniently–with a customized Thrive Tablet dock featuring two USB ports as well as a HDMI output for connecting to a compatible HD monitor or HDTV
  • Toshiba Thrive Standard Docking Station: Keep your Thrive Tablet safe and secure while optimizing everyday productivity. This standard docking station includes a USB port plus audio output

List Price: $ 379.99

Price: $ 348.56

The performance of the tablet is at par with best performing android tablets out in the market like Samsung galaxy tab 10.1. The tablet comes with the Nvidia’s Tegra 2 SoC, which packs a dual-core 1GHz chip. The tablet lives up to the expectation in terms of the performance and is a great bargain for the price. The tablet comes with a 10.1 inch HD display that looks great even in sunlight.

Toshiba Thrive starts from the list price of $399 (for 16GB version) and it undercuts most its competition with that aggressive pricing. Toshiba is also a complete value-for-money proposition, when you look at the whole package closely. The tablet comes loaded with many useful paid apps like Quickoffice, Kaspersky Tablet Security etc, making the savings with this tablet even more. The 8-GB and 32-GB versions are available at a list price of $379 and $479 respectively.

Pros:The tablet comes with a host of full sized ports like USB, HDMI and SDXC slot.Value for money proposition as its factory loaded with some of the useful paid apps.Performance is quite good and in-line with top performing android tablets.Attractive price tag

Cons:The tablet is quite bulky and its hefty weight is not appealing at all.Battery life is not very impressive.Back plate removal is difficult

The Toshiba Thrive is makes a unique place in tablet market as it’s the only credible option with full sized USD, HDMI ports and SD card slot. Though, this makes the tablet bulky and heavy, which kind of works against the portability aspect of the tablet. However, for someone who is looking for these features and a complete value for money package, without compromising on the performance, then Toshiba Thrive is an attractive option.

LAPTOP Magazine takes a first look at the new Toshiba Thrive tablet.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Would the toshiba thrive be good to use for college?

Question by Coty: Would the toshiba thrive be good to use for college?
I’m about to start college next years and I’m looking to buy something like the Toshiba thrive or a laptop and I’m really interested in the Toshiba thrive but not sure if it would be okay for college purpose also! if you could also give me details that would be amazing I have looked into it but I would like to hear from others…. Thank-you :)

Best answer:

Answer by Tyson Jane
For a college undergraduate who is short on money, a budget laptop is a good buy. Some of the best budget laptops are available in market on reasonable prices those have discount for students but also it is important that the can run new applications.

Answer by Mike
I have a Toshiba Thrive. There is no way I would use this for college. I mean you are going to be writing papers and stuff. You need a real keyboard. And you need a real word processor program not just a slimmed down app. Also the Thrive doesn’t come with any type of word processor app install. They have apps in the Toshiba Thrive app store or the Android market place and they cost money. Get yourself a nice i3 laptop for the same price. You wont regret it.

Like I said I have one. The Thrive is nice! Just not for college.

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