Toshiba Thrive 7"
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Thrive 7"
Source: PC Authority Archive.org version
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%
Source: Liliputing Archive.org version
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
Source: T3 Archive.org version
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
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
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
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC World Archive.org version
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
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC World Archive.org version
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
NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2): In Tegra 3 SoC integrated ultra low power GPU. Depending on the model clocked at 300 to 400 MHz.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
2 (250): SoC (System on a Chip) with a integrated Corex A9 Dual-Core, GeForce ULP and other dedicated subprocessors (Audio, Video).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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69.25%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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