Reviews and Problems with Toshiba Thrive 10" AT105
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Two-Year Life Span!
Cully Dale, Amazon
5 July 2013
Summary: What a nightmare! I bought this tablet two years ago (almost). It's always been a little quirky - I've just attributed the spontaneous turn-ons and -offs as mild annoyances, along with spontaneous reboots in the middle of things. It happened rarely, and the turn-ons seemed to happen only when it was plugged in. However, I now have the problem that the tablet will not turn on AT ALL.
Summary: Keeps freezing up, toshibas answer...reset to factory setting and lose all of your info,games,& everything. No warrenty because its refurbished. Speakers are poor at best. Volume button works very funky. Speakers keep making a popping noise. Theses things are happening to both units we bought. Do like the full size HDMI and usb ports. Camera is just ok, pretty grainy. Battery life seems short. Easy to use when it works right. Would not buy again!!!!
Summary: The glass is very week. There are many reports of it breaking in the users hands. Look up broken screen on Toshiba's forum. $160 to %190 for replacement glass if you fix it yourself. The glass is not covered under warranty. Audio is subpar compared to other tablets I have tried. Video does not sync audio with several programs or any when Bluetooth is used. I was very disappointed. Yes, it's cheep but not worth the money.
Summary: You should consider very well if you really want a refurbished tablet !! Even it's written " manufacturer refurbished " don't beleive it ! That's a "lemon", no one knows how to operate this lousy operating system installed. Their only solution is to send it back and have a refund, or, send it to Toshiba service and reflash it, costs about 25$.
Summary: I have owned my Toshiba Thrive for a few months now and only run across a single issue. It may seem small to some users but I for one have to think it is a serious issue. Toshiba pre-installed the Kaspersky Security Software on their Toshiba Thrive line of tablets in the form of a 30 day trial.
Summary: See my second update at the end: Dec 2012 I bought my 16Gb Toshiba Trive 6 weeks ago for two types of travel: long airplane flights to and travel in Africa, and electronic charts and plates for flying our airplane. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. And I've found some benefits beyond my original reasons for purchase. As for charts and plates in our airplane the iPad is the standard for pilots. But the iPad is a closed system.
Summary: Newegg ROCKS! Their customer service was extremely helpful and knowledgeable in assisting with my return.
Pros: All the ports worked flawlessly. Shot HDMI video to a 65" Sony Bravia while still displaying a picture on the tablet. Ribbed back battery cover is excellent for grip and ventilation for people who have sweatier mits. The file manager is amazing and easy. Video conferencing was decent. Transferred pictures using the Mini USB from my camera. Utilized a USB thumb drive. When it was working it was fast.
Cons: Where to start!? SOD (sleep of death) issue was prevalent from opening the box (meaning the screen would not turn on when the power button was pressed). FREQUENT lock-ups during random use. FREQUENT and multiple reboots while on lock screen. Finally, it began an endless reboot loop that prevented it from booting to the OS when I turned it on one morning. Removing battery didn't help. Wiping cache partition didn't help. Only a factory reset/wipe did the trick.
Summary: I read a lot of pdfs and have wanted a tablet for awhile. I thought about buying a kindle dx, but that seemed to be a lot of money for a device that would only be used for reading. Except for the sleep bug, I had been very happy with the Thrive... until it stopped working. Assuming that Toshiba fixes the sleep issue and that I get one the works for longer than five days I will update/improve my review.
Pros: Beautiful display, very responsive. The extra ports are really nice to have. The adaptive brightness has works well for me. Wifi connectivity has been great.
Cons: I have to say I dislike the widescreen proportion. It makes it too wide or tall. I know that they gave it these proportions for watching movies, but I would rather watch a movie on my 40" LCD tv as opposed to a 10.1'' screen... I would rather have 4:3 proportion and deal with a couple black lines on the rare occasion when I would watch a movie on it. The sound adjustment is very coarse. I wanted to play music on it while reading and it seemed like I either couldn't he...
Excerpt: Overall, a solid android tablet... As long as you're a little tech savvy. I bought the 10,1" 16GB model back in December of '11 while it was one of the top of the line models. It's a little bigger than most tablets in it's price range, but definitely worth the extra bulk for the full size ports it offers.
Pros: Full size HDMI and USB ports, expandable memory