Toshiba Thrive Tablet Review
A mid-range tablet and price point with some high-end features.
Device & Specs
Both devices are remarkably similar, with near-identical screen sizes and DPI, the same processor and amount of RAM. Aside from the cheap-feeling casing on the Toshiba Thrive and the much-increased language support on the Xoom, the two devices are nearly identical in just about every way shape and form.
As similar as each device is, there are some key differences. Though both the Xoom and the Thrive both have similar resolutions and dimensions, they do differ in contrast and color performance: in both areas, the Toshiba Thrive passes its elder brother, allowing improved picture performance.
Well here it is: this is where the Xoom really takes off in comparison to the lighter Toshiba Thrive. Where the Thrive struggles to display video and eBook content for more than 6 hours, the Xoom exceeds 7 with the backlight cranked. If you need your tablet to keep you entertained for a long car ride or flight, the Xoom will last over an hour longer in most cases.
Because both tablets have the same framework and applications in place to read eBooks, there is really nothing of note that sets one apart from the other.
Again, both tablets are built on the same operating system and have access to the same applications on the Android Market, so they both are nigh-indistinguishable in performance in this area. You can't go wrong with either.
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