Toshiba Thrive 10" Tablet

Released July, 2011
  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 3.2
The display is moderately bright and readable from any angle so long as glare doesn't get in the way, and responds to touch as quickly as any of its Honeycomb peers, though still well behind the likes of Apple's iPad 2.
by The Verge (Jul, 2011)
7.5 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Toshiba Thrive 10" Tablet

Performance

Processing power and speed

Thrive 10" Tablet
8.0
iPad 4
10.0
iPad mini
9.6
Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Thrive 10" Tablet
n.d.
iPad 4
n.d.
iPad mini
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Thrive 10" Tablet
6.3
iPad 4
7.2
iPad mini
7.6
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Thrive 10" Tablet
8.3
iPad 4
9.5
iPad mini
9.2
Reviews from theverge.com

7.5

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Thrive 10" Tablet
7.5
iPad 4
8.9
iPad mini
8.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Toshiba Thrive 10" Tablet

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Thrive 10" Tablet
2,200 ms
iPad 4
850 ms
iPad mini
1,426 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the Toshiba Thrive 10" Tablet


5.0
In addition to power and a four-pole 3.5mm headset jack, the right side cover hides full-size USB 2.0 and HDMI ports, as well as mini-USB.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Unfortunately, those welcome qualities don't make up for the fact that the actual images on the screen are relatively dull — the Thrive's screen just isn't as crisp, and to the trained eye individual pixels are often noticeable.
by The Verge (Jul, 2011)
I liked it a good bit better than the screen on the Xoom, but it doesn't hold a candle to those housed in the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Eee Pad Transformer or Iconia Tab A500... and that about sums up my experience with the tablet's speakers as well.
by The Verge (Jul, 2011)
With Android 3.1 on board, I felt it was actually a touch more responsive and better at playing back 720p Flash video content than devices without.
by The Verge (Jul, 2011)

Operating system

When the Thrive shipped, there was also a particularly nasty issue where the tablet would fail to resume from sleep (requiring a hard reset to fix) but Toshiba addressed it weeks later in a software update.
by The Verge (Jul, 2011)
Describing what Android 3.1 brings to the table is an article unto itself, so I won't dive into it here, but suffice it to say that Honeycomb is still a lovely, functional, stylish operating system that's steadily improving and unfortunately doesn't (yet) have the app support it needs.
by The Verge (Jul, 2011)

Ports

The Toshiba Thrive has the full-size ports competitors lack and a moderate price-point too — but does it stand out from the crowd?
by The Verge (Jul, 2011)

Battery

It's a bit of a shame, however, that Toshiba's charging $90 for additional battery packs.
by The Verge (Jul, 2011)

Camera

As soon as I began to walk around, however, the camera introduced vast amounts of unsightly compression artifacting.
by The Verge (Jul, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.1"
Technology LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 149 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor Yes

storage

Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SDSC
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP

ports

USB support USB 2.0
Hdmi support HDMI 1.0
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 725 g
Size 273.1 x 177 x 15.7 mm
Thickness 15.7 mm
Battery life 6.5 hour
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