Toshiba Thrive 7" Tablet

Released September, 2011
  • 7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 3.2
Similarly, graphics performance in games like Shadowgun was good.
by The Verge (Dec, 2011)

Features Key features of the Toshiba Thrive 7" Tablet

screen resolution

Thrive 7" Tablet
1280 x 800
Kindle Fire HD 8.9
1920 x 1200
IdeaTab A3000
1024 x 600


Thrive 7" Tablet
1 GB
IdeaTab A3000
1.02 GB
Nexus 7
1 GB

camera resolution

Thrive 7" Tablet
2 MP
IdeaTab A3000
0.3 MP
Slate 7
3 MP

CPU Cores

Thrive 7" Tablet
Dual core
Nexus 7
Quad core

CPU Frequency

Thrive 7" Tablet
1 GHz
Slate 7
1.6 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the Toshiba Thrive 7" Tablet

Toshiba also includes a video enhancement feature called Resolution+ that pumps up the color and contrast of standard-definition video, and while we did see some improvement, it's very subtle.

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.


5.8 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


A pixel-density enthusiast's dreamBe prepared for a nice array of photos of your index fingerIce Cream Sandwich cannot come fast enough to these Honeycomb tabletsToshiba cannot take on Samsung in these areas A good display isn't enough to make this tablet a good choice Toshiba hasn't had an easy ride in the tablet market.
by The Verge (Dec, 2011)
I anticipate that large tweaks like that and other small tucks will make these tablets much better once ICS arrives for the larger screen.
by The Verge (Dec, 2011)
When you're surfing the Web, to make sure the CPU isn't wasting time drawing assets no one can see, it will only draw the assets on the screen and anything not currently on the screen will be drawn when you scroll to it.
by c|net (Dec, 2011)


Undoubtedly you know what I am going to say about the 2-megapixel front facing camera; it is good for video chatting and that's about it.
by The Verge (Dec, 2011)
On top of that, the camera is very slow to take shots.
by The Verge (Dec, 2011)
I can't start this camera section without first talking about the terrible placement of the lens.
by The Verge (Dec, 2011)


This opens-up potential for dock accessories - the official Thrive dock adds a full-size HDMI output, two full-size USB sockets and a 3.5mm audio output.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Unfortunately, that size decrease also means that the original's full-size ports also had to be shrunk to compensate.
by The Verge (Dec, 2011)
I have no clue why Toshiba opted for the Mini USB over the more common Micro port; digging up a Mini USB cord was a chore when I wanted to transfer over some pictures.
by The Verge (Dec, 2011)


Its Tegra 2 1GHz Dual-core processor is also starting to seem a little old-hat, now that quad-core tabs are appearing.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
We did notice a little lag in the tab too, more so than in its brother the 1.2GHz dual-core Excite X10.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Unlike Shadowgun, which seems to cap its frame rate, Riptide actually scales, and depending on the speed of the processor running it, the game's frame rate will be noticeably smoother or choppier.
by c|net (Dec, 2011)


On the top-left edge is a well-hidden port door that, when opened, reveals a Mini-HDMI port, Mini-USB port, and microSD slot.
by c|net (Dec, 2011)
While the $379 tablet has the same internal specs — a Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage — it costs less than the original Thrive without sacrificing its high resolution 1280 x 800 7-inch display.
by The Verge (Dec, 2011)
The door opens to reveal Micro-HDMI and Mini-USB ports and a microSD card slot.
by c|net (Dec, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 7"
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 215 ppi


  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1
Supports 3G No


Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz


Has a GPS No
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor Yes


Internal storage 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP


USB support 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support 1 Unknown
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 377 g
Size 128 x 189 x 12 mm
Thickness 12 mm
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