Reviews and Problems with Toshiba Thrive 10" AT105
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Loved it until the permanent ICS 'Update'
James E. Rardon, Amazon
7 November 2012
Summary: I used this tablet daily, until I let it do the ICS update. I assumed that since the update was coming from the manufacturer, it was stable and vetted. Not so much. Even after uninstalling just about everything, it is laggy and lockup prone. Toshiba just says that the warranty is expired. Only way to fix it is send it back to Toshiba with no guarantee of success and pay to have it 'downgraded' to a working os.
Summary: I have really enjoyed my Thrive since I purchased it in December 2011. I take it with me every where I go. Last night I powered down the device and plugged it in for the night so I could have a full charge in the morning. When I tried to turn it on this morning, I couldn't get it to turn on. I called their "tech support". The guy walked me though taking out the battery and whatnot..
Summary: After researching to death what tablet to buy and visiting several over priced brick and mortar stores I decided on the Toshiba Thrive. Reasons: Able to replace battery, lots of available ports, runs Android and lastly: not an IPAD. I have not experienced any problems with the tablet works perfect. Updated 18 Jan 2013......... Purchased this item 6 Nov 2011 and gave it 5 starts.
Summary: 10/02/11 - I was hesitant at first with the reviews of the sleep mode not working. However, I got mine about a month ago and haven't had any problems. A few problems with differant apps causing force closes, but no problems to give it a poor review. One thing I will add is the battery life isn't the greatest, but I had guessed that would be a problem, according to the specs. One of the great features is the abundance of storage features and full size HDMI.
Worse Customer Service Every! Dont take on a plane !
17 October 2011
Excerpt: My husband bought this tablet for me last year for my birthday/Christmas. It was great for a few months until April when I took it on an airplane. The screen then had lines through it and it was no longer usable. I called Toshiba to repair the tablet and they want more than we paid for the tablet to repair it and confirmed it could have been from altitude. I am now dealing with the only seller on ebay to get a working screen.
Summary: This pad was just what I was looking for. The full-sized SD card slot, USB port, and HDMI output were great ideas, and I was willing to put up with some exttra bulk. I ordered it from a local outfit (very rare for me, Amazon all the way, usually!) and was happy with its capabilities out of the box. However, about 3 days in, the problems started. The screen started pulling away from the frame. I'm not talking about the battery cover, here.
Summary: 08/08/2011 Just to add an update: After 1 month of using the thrive I noticed that the screen is unsticking on two ends. The device never fell or any physical damage incurred which using it. When I called Toshiba support they indicated that it is a physical damage which is not covered by the warranty. This situation has dampened my attitude towards the thive and I warn anyone else who is purchasing it to be aware of the issue.