Thrive 7 is Tohiba’s latest attempt to expand their business to 7 inch android tablet market. It was released earlier on this month and some online reviewer already shows their dislike to this device. Toshiba Thrive 7 is currently packed with poor battery unit. The case is build pretty bad. The whole hardware packs unable to shows better, or at least equal performance to any other 7 inch android tablet.
Joanna Stern from The Verge said that although Toshiba Thrive 7 has nice 1280 x 800 resolution display and currently priced at $379, it wouldn’t help much to cover poor build quality, bad camera placement, lagging performance and battery lifetime.
Some online review shows that Thrive’s battery unit only manage to survive for 5 hours only. That’s just not good enough, considering the fact that cheaper tablet like Amazon Kindle Fire can provide more than 5 hours battery lifetime.
But the biggest disappointment come from it’s poor case. For $379.99 you should get at least a firmly build case. But if you stream the Stern’s review video, you can see that Thrive’s case could be easily bend with just two hand. You can even hear the crack sound when she did it. You won’t find such things on Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, which is currently priced similar to Toshiba Thrive 7 and feature aluminum case.