Summary: I love the Toshiba Thrive,it's pretty good,but the problem I found out after having it is it's pretty heavy,when you are laying in bed,after awhile it gets to be a struggle holding it and it doesn't have a micro sd slot,just an sd slot,but it's great for the most part,just now after having it,I know to buy a much lighter weight tablet.I bought it because it's like a workhorse of tablets,it holds a charge for several days and that I liked just didn't like how heavy it was...
Lots of cool specs but software has not developed enough to use any of it
3 May 2012
Summary: Bought it as a computer replacement and its still got a lot of work to do before it can replace a computer (or compete with ipad) I'm not an apple fan b/c I hate how they control the market and make their products obsolete after a year, but android just does not seem to have anything that can compete with their face-time app.
Summary: The Thrive came with Android Honeycomb 3 and worked fine. Since then, they have "upgraded" to Android 4 and many Thrive customers on the Toshiba Thrive Forums report the same as I do....browser lockups. I experienced a tremendous loss of battery life....going from 100% to 10% in less than two hours....due to power hungry apps that were automatically added that I could not remove. I wasted a lot of time trying to reset the tablet to factory defaults ..
Summary: Good interface, full usb, HDMI and SD card slot. Wifi is on the weak side. taking this into account Toshiba's customer service leaves little to be desired. My tablet came out of the box with a defect. The glass was seperating from the body of the tablet. I called Toshiba and the service person told me sure no problem send it in.
Summary: This really is a great Android tablet. Toshiba has struck a very good balance here between the 'stock' android experience with just a few useful additions that happen in the background to improve media quality. The ' software center' makes system updates from toshiba easier to access than on other manufacturers devices, and that is a big component of me labeling this tablet as one of the few actual ' laptop replacements' on the market right now.
Summary: I love my Thrive it was working great up until Toshiba released an OS update. 3.1.31 as I remember. The update locked up the Thrive and I tried everything including trying to restore the factory "out of the box" condition without sucess. I was forced to send the unit back to Toshiba for service. The unit was only 33days old so it was just outside the Amazon return policy of 30days. Toshiba charged me $24.95 to return the unit for repair.
Summary: I love my new Toshiba Thrive tablet! I use it as a Kindle reader, for email, and lots of surfing. I only wish there was better integration with OpenOffice. Battery life has been good as well as wifi reception. A great alternative to the Ipad because it has 2 USB ports, and an HDMI outout as well. I wish Toshiba provided a way to get rid of the bloatware they've installed. A trial version of Kapersky was pre-installed.
Summary: I purchased two 16gb tablets from a local retailer yesterday. First let me say this tablet is not perfect but I am am very pleased. It is like having a large smart phone. I love my smart phone! My husband was able to get most of his apps installed, but some of mine are not available for the tablet yet. I am able to use my cloud service and access several of my paid apps (spreadsheets, word docs, etc).
Excerpt: "...Flas drive does.The Toshiba Thrive's display is up to par, movies and images look good enough (I would say GREAT, but after seeing the new retina displays, I feel it's been dwarfed.) The touch response is above average. I can't see any response time difference between it and any other high end tablets. System Updates are a little behind, but finally they've announced the release of Android 4.0 ICS to be released sometime this ...
Pros: Full size HDMI and USB ports, expandable memory