Toshiba Thrive Series

Toshiba Thrive 7"Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 7.0 inch, 10.1 inch
Weight: 0.4kg, 0.8kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 69.63% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 67%, features: 67%, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 67%, emissions: - %

 

Toshiba Thrive 10"

Specifications

Toshiba Thrive 10"Notebook: Toshiba Thrive 10"
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.8kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Thrive (Series)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

The Best Tablet for You
Source: PC World English
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2011
Toshiba Thrive Android tablet review: full-sized ports make a difference
Source: Liliputing English
The Thrive isn’t going to be the best Android tablet choice for everyone. But for geeks, there aren’t many better options on the market right now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2011
Toshiba Thrive Review
Source: Slashgear English
Either way, the Thrive is a unique option when it comes to your tablet purchase and will have a warm place for some of you out there. It reminds us of what’s nice about the Android platform, and that’s options. You can have the sexy runway Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 starved of ports or the homely Toshiba Thrive ready to support more of your needs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2011
60% Toshiba Thrive Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Toshiba Thrive is one of the most attractive tablets we've tested, and it offers the most flexibility with its myriad of full-size ports and removable battery--just keep in mind that this also adds to its size and weight. Regardless, the tablet's 6 and a half hours of battery life pale in comparison to the 8+ hours of endurance provided by lighter competitors such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. Until Toshiba fixes the serious sleep/wake problem, we recommend holding off your purchase of the Thrive. However, after that issue is fixed, we recommend the Thrive for anyone looking for a stylish Android tablet with plenty of extras and a reasonable starting price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Heavy Duty: Toshiba Thrive Tablet Reviewed
Source: Wired Magazine English
The Thrive is packing a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, which is on par with other tablets and provides enough juice for most games and videos. But the evidence suggests the software and hardware we’ve seen so far on Android tablets are still not fully developed enough to drive a pure home media convergence device in a way that’s as satisfying as what Apple, still the team to beat, has achieved. The Android desktop has come a long way, but scrolling in the browser and in apps, animations in games, and video playback just aren’t as elegant on Honeycomb as they are on iOS.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Toshiba Thrive (Wi-Fi)
Source: PC Mag English
It's hard to figure out where the Toshiba Thrive ranks amongst its Honeycomb peers. On the upside, you get HDMI and an SD card slot, along with a functional USB port, which makes the tablet more useful for business. The removable battery is a standout feature too. But when you consider the tablet's too-thick bulid and its beatable price, the pros and cons more or less cancel each other out. Depending on what you want most—a tablet for business, or a thin device primarily for entertainment—the Thrive is either your top pick or a tablet to be avoided.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Toshiba Thrive..
Source: PC World English
If your life is solely in the cloud, and if you can't envision yourself porting over files on a USB drive, playing a video from your tablet on your TV via HDMI, viewing photos on the tablet that you just took on your digital camera, or using USB devices with your tablet, then the Thrive isn't necessarily for you. But somehow, I think even the most connected people will have occasion to use a tablet in one of those ways. And that's where the Thrive's appeal clearly lies.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Toshiba Tablets Hands-On
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Last but not least, the battery is user removable, allowing you to replace it when it starts losing capacity as it ages or even carry a spare to extend the tablet's life away from a socket. We couldn't get Toshiba to give us even a rough indication of pricing, but this will be officially announced in Q2.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/16/2011
Toshiba Tablet Android 3.0 review: First Look
Source: It Pro English
According to Simons, the Tablet uses Resolution Plus technology derived from the company's range of TVs to upscale standard definition videos so they look better when viewed on high definition screens connected to its standard HDMI port. The Ambient Screen Control technology uses the webcam to detect how bright your surroundings are and adjusts the screen's brightness automatically, although we're surprised Toshiba isn't using an ambient light sensor as Apple does in the iPad.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/15/2011

 

Toshiba Thrive 7"

Specifications

Toshiba Thrive 7"Notebook: Toshiba Thrive 7"
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.4kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Thrive (Series)
 Thrive 7" (Model)

Average Score: 69.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

67% Tablet showdown: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 vs. Toshiba AT1S0
Source: PC Authority English
A few months ago it seemed as if the verdict was in regarding tablet screen sizes – the world had a yen for ten, as it were. The popular tablets were all featuring a 10in screen (or very close to a 10in screen) and other attempts at smaller form factors such as the Dell Streak and the original Samsung Galaxy Tab were mostly being seen as strange failed experiments. Luckily cooler heads prevailed and we’ve seen smaller sizes slowly creep back onto the market.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%
Toshiba Thrive 7 inch Android tablet review
Source: Liliputing English
The Toshiba Thrive 7 is a reasonably good tablet with very nice display, a decent processor, and the ability to run a wide range of Android apps. It’s more portable than the larger 10 inch tablets that have flooded the market over the last year and with a screen that’s just a tiny bit bigger than those found on most eReaders, it’s a great size for reading books.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2012
Toshiba Thrive AT150 review: hands on
Source: T3 English
Were Toshiba able to price this thing competitively with the Amazon Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet, we might actually snag a unit but unfortunately you’ll need to dig a bit deeper in your pockets. The 16GB model retails for $380 and the 32GB model is another $50. That’s just too much, especially considering
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/25/2012
Toshiba Thrive 7 first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Toshiba Thrive is technically proficient, with a good screen, decent connectivity and a design that, while not slick, feels comfy in-hand. However, it has arrived unfashionably late and lower-cost rivals are on our doorstep. It's better than the other 7in Honeycomb tablets we've reviewed, but we can't summon all that much enthusiasm for this water-treading tab.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/16/2012
60% Toshiba Thrive 7
Source: PC Mag English
Although the Toshiba Thrive 7 eliminates a lot of its bigger sibling's bulk, it also eliminates some features that made the original Thrive stand out, like the full-sized ports and removable battery. The screen on the Thrive 7 is superb and most things work smoothly, but the difficulty navigating full-sized websites and the poor battery life are disappointing. If a high-resolution screen is a must, the Springboard has longer battery life, a more accurate touch screen, a cellular data option, and also sports a far superior all-aluminum construction, but all that comes at a higher price tag. This is a good tablet at a decent price, but it just doesn't do enough to beat some of its more-polished competitors like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7, or more budget-friendly tablets like the Kindle Fire.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Toshiba Thrive 7-inch Tablet Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Thrive 7-inch's sharp 1280 x 800 screen; an industry first for a tablet this size—turns gaming, movie watching, or reading into a visual feast. Throw in a stylish, lightweight chassis and you have one of the better premium 7-inch Android Honeycomb slates on the market. However, the mediocre battery life holds this slate back.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Toshiba Thrive 7” Tablet Review: Great Design, Mediocre Audio
Source: PC World English
The Toshiba Thrive 7” is an attractive tablet that makes a strong case for itself amidst the 7-inch field. Its full-blown Android support and pleasing design give it an edge over value models, as well as over competing 7-inch tablets. It lacks the convenience of an infrared port, as found on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus; aside from that omission, however, the 7-inch Thrive is one of the most versatile tablets you can buy in this size category. The benefits that you get from the full-featured Android install and from the sharp, high-resolution display are worth paying a few extra dollars over the price of more-limited tablets like the Nook Tablet, although the current premium for models like the Thrive 7” is steeper than it should be.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/09/2011
80% Toshiba Thrive 7" review
Source: PC Advisor English
The 7-inch Thrive has bright, vibrant colours and the sharpest, cleanest text we've seen on a tablet. It's small and light, and plenty of connectivity options. If it is priced right, it will be a winner.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands On With the 7-Inch Toshiba Thrive
Source: PC World English
The compact and light Toshiba Thrive 7" offers a bright display and a good set of connections.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/28/2011

 

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Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2): In Tegra 3 SoC integrated ultra low power GPU. Depending on the model clocked at 300 to 400 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


NVIDIA Tegra:

2 (250): SoC (System on a Chip) with a integrated Corex A9 Dual-Core, GeForce ULP and other dedicated subprocessors (Audio, Video).


7.0: This is one of the smallest formats, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.

10.1: The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.4 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.8 kg:


69.63%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-10- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)