Windows 7 Tablet WiFi  vs Toshiba Thrive 

Released December, 2010

Windows 7 Tablet WiFi

  • 10.2"
  • 320 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 7
Front view of Windows 7 Tablet WiFi
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Released February, 2011

Toshiba Thrive

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 3.1
Front view of Toshiba Thrive
Tablets are generally expected to be "thin and light" small computers with unobtrusive interfaces.
by c|net (Jul, 2011)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Windows 7 Tablet WiFi

Reasons to consider the
Windows 7 Tablet WiFi

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Much more storage capacity 320 GB vs 32 GB 10x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Significantly faster processor 1.66 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 65% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Back view of Toshiba Thrive

Reasons to consider the
Toshiba Thrive

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Much thinner 16 mm vs 24.9 mm More than 35% thinner
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Lighter 725 g vs 911 g More than 20% lighter
Supports voice commands Yes (Android 3.1) vs No (Windows 7) Somewhat common; Can be operated hands free
Higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 1.3 MP More than 3.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 3.1) vs No (Windows 7) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Smaller 177 x 273 x 16 mm vs 261.9 x 166.1 x 24.9 mm Around 30% smaller
Sharper screen 149 ppi vs 116 ppi Around 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 600 More than 65% higher resolution
Higher resolution rear camera 2 MP vs 1.3 MP Around 55% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera

Features Key features of the Windows 7 Tablet WiFi  vs Thrive 

screen resolution

Thrive
1280 x 800

memory

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Windows 7 Tablet WiFi
Single core
Thrive
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Thrive
1 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Windows 7 Tablet WiFi  vs
Thrive 
Size 10.2" 10.1"
Resolution 1024 x 600 1280 x 800
PPI 116 ppi 149 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v1.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Single core Dual core
Clock speed 1.66 GHz 1 GHz

form factor

Weight 911 g 725 g
Size 261.9 x 166.1 x 24.9 mm 177 x 273 x 16 mm
Thickness 24.9 mm 16 mm

storage

Windows 7 Tablet WiFi  vs
Thrive 
Internal storage 320 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 1.3 MP 5 MP
Rear camera 1.3 MP 2 MP

sensors

Has a GPS No Yes
Has a light sensor No No
Windows 7 Tablet WiFi
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