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TOSHIBA Thrive AT105-T1032 Tablet NVIDIA Tegra 2 1.00GHz 10.1
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fast and smooth. Screen is bright clear and smooth to touch. Full size SD card slot is perfect. USB port works fine for most purposes. Basically the device is perfect for browsing the web, watching videos (not sound.. see cons below) and viewing pictures. I don't play games on it so i have no opinion on that.

Cons: Audio, audio audio.... Why couldn't Toshiba engineers take the extra time to test the audio thoroughly? The problem is that the headphone (3.5 mm) audio output is not loud enough. At max volume levels, the outputted audio is so faint that the device is useless for watching movies/videos and listing to music. If you are in a a quiet room, it is okay. If there is a little bit of background noise, it is absolutely impossible to hear the sound. I tried to watch a movie on a flight, I could barely hear anything.This is really the major deal breaker with the thrive. One of the main purposes of having a tablet is for multimedia use.

BTW I am not the only one who noticed this issue. Toshiba knows about it.

Another complaint is that the USB port won't read Hard Drives unless they are formatted with FAT. NTFS drives can not be accessed via the USB port. Who still uses FAT file system anymore?

Other Thoughts: If it wasn't for the low audio levels, I'd be happy with the thrive, now I want to sell it for a loss and by something else.


Getenet M.'s Profile

Display Name: Getenet M.

Date Joined: 10/14/04

  • Reviews: 1
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  • First Review: 01/24/12
  • Last Review: 01/24/12
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