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Toshiba Thrive 7-Inch Tablet 16GB (Wifi)
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- Android 3.2
- 1 GB DRAM
- 7-inch screen
- 802_11_BGN wireless
- 7-Inch Screen
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- Processor: 1 GHz A110
- Number of Processors: 1
- RAM: 1 GB
- RAM Type: DDR2 SDRAM
- Hard Drive: 16 GB 5400 rpm Serial ATA
Size: 16 GB
Top Customer Reviews
I have an HTC Thunderbolt that I rooted and put a version of Skype on it for making such video calls. (Lest anyone think I'm stupid, my sons were not economically reachable by phone while in Afghanistan; thus, Skype.) I can use Skype on my phone, but sometimes, I'd like to sit and read on my tablet and be available via Skype without having to go into the other room to get on the computer or grab my phone. Two other reasons that I didn't really like the 10-inch gTablet was because it was just a bit heavy (1.6 pounds) and too large for kicking back on the sofa to read a book. Plus, as I travel a bunch, the gTablet was just a bit heavy and large for my purse. So I started looking at the 7" lighter-weight products.
After my gTablet experience, I specifically looked for a 7-inch tablet that 1) runs Skype, 2) is not proprietary (like the Kindle fire), 3) has decent resolution, memory, and cameras, and 4) is lightweight. The 7-inch Thrive seemed to fit the bill. I ordered it, received it, configured it for my needs, and LOVE it!!Read more ›
Anyway, here is my situation, for those of you who find yourself in a similar one. I first bought the 10-inch but it was too large to be portable and to play games on, so I purchased the 7 when it came out. Mostly, for me, I decided to purchase this as a casual game device, and I think it fits perfectly in my hands so I can easily use the touch controls. Now, I also use it for quick web browsing (works perfectly with Dolphin). Even though I didn't intend to use it as a an e-reader, it is becoming more and more of one as the days go by. I use Kindle and Comixology apps with no problems so far and have downloaded 4 books and 5 comics, respectively.
No device is perfect, so here goes my big "but." To hear the volume, you probably need headphones or an environment with little to no noise. Also, the placement of the speakers and the charging connector--they are on the side, which causes a couple of problems for me. If I want to play a game w/o headphones, my hand covers the bottom speaker, and the volume's already low enough with both speakers. Finally, the charging station on the side (if your view is widescreen) makes it uncomfortable to hold, so I never use it while it's charging.
Still, even with my big "but", I happily use the Thrive 7 in more ways than I ever intended, and I don't regret the purchase at all.
I have had my Thrive 7 for only two days now but I wanted to offer a quick review since there aren't too many available. I have to say I like this tablet. By way of background, I have extensively used an iPad and I have an Asus eee Pad Tranformer that I love, particularly with the dock that provides an infinitely adjustable stand as well as a keyboard. The problem with those is I find the 9-10 inch tablets just too large to take with, particularly for reading.
I really wanted a 7 inch so I pre-ordered a Fire. I received it on the release day and sold it to someone at work the next. The reason? The screen made me so dizzy I couldn't look at the Fire for more than a few minutes without nausea. I also found the Fire too limiting and annoyingly unresponsive to touch given my experience with the iPad and Asus. I do have very sensitive eyes and normally require a hi-res monitor but I've had no difficulty with the iPad or the Asus, neither of which has a particularly high PPI.
So I ordered the Thrive 7 based on reviews that mentioned the higher PPI and crisp text. For me, it works well. The Thrive doesn't bother my eyes at all, it will serve as a good reader due to the clean text, and I just love the size. Is it perfect? No. There are faults. Another review here mentions the absurd size of the connector. That reviewer is absolutely correct. I can't imagine why Toshiba put this HUGE connector with a thick cord on this small tablet.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This tablet is just OK. It is a bit tedious to read articles due to its small size and its battery life is on the short side. Read morePublished 13 months ago by one
my teen is using it since 3 years! do not really love it, slower and slow to respond to taps, some times need to really hit/tap hard.Published 13 months ago by Rana
This device produced great joy(at first). One of the few tablets that had HDMI_and_memory card options. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Chango Pelon
I purchased this tablet used, so I knew it was a gamble. I was very happy with the package and delivery time. Read morePublished 17 months ago by fjc320
So far this tablet is everything i thought it to be.I love it. appreciate doing business with this seller.It was delivered fast in good shape.ThanksPublished 17 months ago by Janice Duvall
While this tablet has served me well, I have had to return it twice for warranty service. That gets expensive, leaves me without my tablet for a week or two, and means having to... Read morePublished 22 months ago by SmokeySkypilot
until it broke (co-worker dropped it) it was an great tablet. I was heart broken when I noticed it was not wear I left it and opened the cover to find a shattered spot just wear... Read morePublished on December 10, 2013 by Devlin
crappy product not impressed with it at all... wouldnt buy again for nothing.. battery life sucks.. says needs to update refuses to update ... JUNKPublished on December 3, 2013 by Stan