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Toshiba Thrive 7
30 May 2013
Excerpt: Toshiba Thrive 7 is a powerful 7-inch Android Honeycomb tablet with a dual-core 1GHz NVidia Tegra 2 processor, 1280x800 pixels capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth, GPS, 32GB of built-in storage that is further expandable with microSD memory cards.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Conclusion: The Toshiba Thrive 7 is an average tablet with a great screen, but its poor battery life and lack of compelling features make it hard to justify choosing it over some of the better 7-inch tablets out there.
Excerpt: TIMES ARE, LET'S SAY , challenging for anyone who makes a 7-inch tablet but doesn't also own some type of bookstore. The Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet could look the Thrive 7" square in the eye and say, "You're good, kid, but as long as we're around, you'll always be second best, see?
Pros: Excellent display with high pixel density; good grip and lighter than the Kindle Fire; no annoying UI skin or bloatware.
Cons: Some laggy performance, especially in the browser; odd camera lens placement and long autofocus; no Micro USB charging.
Summary: The Toshiba Thrive 7 is a reasonably good tablet with very nice display, a decent processor, and the ability to run a wide range of Android apps. It’s more portable than the larger 10 inch tablets that have flooded the market over the last year and with a screen that’s just a tiny bit bigger than those found on most eReaders, it’s a great size for reading books.
But with a starting price of $379, it’s hard to justify picking up a Thrive 7 over some of the alternatives.
Toshiba takes a second stab at this tablet thing with a 7-inch, Honeycomb device
23 December 2011
Summary: The second installment of the Toshiba Thrive story ends better than the first, but that isn’t really saying much. The nice, pixel-dense 1280 x 800-resolution display can only do so much for this $349 tablet; it just isn’t enough to combat the creaking and poor build quality, the camera placement, and the lagging performance and battery life.
Pros: High resolution, 7-inch display, Good port selection for the size, Nice size and form factor
Cons: Poorly made, plastic creaks, Can get very sluggish, Less than five hours of battery life, Camera placement makes no sense
Conclusion: The Toshiba Thrive 7 is a solid but not standout 7" Android tablet. It relies on 2011's standard 1GHz Tegra 2 CPU for good but not breathtaking performance, and it has a rugged and comfortable design. We wish it had a full size USB port and a replaceable battery like the 10" Thrive, but a replaceable battery would make it thicker and heavier. The higher than average resolution is a selling point, and the display is colorful and crisp.
Pros: Sharp high res display, rugged design.
Cons: Not much sets it apart from other 7" tablets, thicker and heavier than most.
Toshiba Thrive 7 Review: Less Like The Original Than You Might Think - But That's A Good Thing
1 December 2011
Summary: The Thrive 7 is a big improvement over Toshiba's first attempt at a Honeycomb tablet, but it still feels like it just isn't quite there. The somewhat dated processor, poor battery life, and $380 price point are some substantial cons to overlook in favor of the Thrive 7's connectivity features, especially when they don't match those of the original.
Toshiba Thrive 7 – is this the Thrive 10 all over again? gadget review
21 October 2011
Conclusion: I actually liked the 10 inch Thrive, except for the fact that it was 10 inch, and I think the Thrive 7 can be a great tablet for those who want a relatively affordable device that will do everything they throw at it.
Excerpt: The Toshiba Thrive 7 is a smaller version of the original 10-inch Thrive and looks nearly identical. It packs the same Tegra 2 chip and 16GB of storage but runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb instead of 3.1. Its best feature is the 1280 x 800 pixel resolution like the 10 incher. However, most reviewers agree that there are better options out there for the price and for just a couple hundred more, you can nab yourself an iPad.