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Toshiba Thrive Tablet Review

A mid-range tablet and price point with some high-end features.

August 22, 2011
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Video Controls

Though the video controls of the Toshiba Thrive are not terribly extensive, what is present on the screen is very functional and does not get in the way of your playback. Present on the bottom of the screen is a scrub bar, and a play/pause button. If you'd like to change the volume, you're best off using the physical controls at the top of the unit itself.

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Video Management

Videos on the Toshiba Thrive are best managed by the Toshiba Media Player. Once they are loaded on your Thrive, they can be found again in the video library section of the Media Player to browse through, but there really aren't many sorting options. Still, you probably won't have that many video files on a Thrive with a smaller hard drive on it.

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Video Formats

You will find that the Toshiba Thrive has a decent range of video file support, including MPEG, AAC and flash. Though you won't be able to watch any high-quality.mkv files on your tablet, the possibility exists for you to find a new media player via the Android Market should you feel like this range of file support is too restrictive for you.

Internet Video

In addition to all the streaming options available over the Android Market, with your Toshiba Thrive you can access YouTube with a pre-loaded application on your tablet. The home screen has access to just about every single option you could want for the internet streaming service, as well as a thumbnail wall for easier browsing.

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Video Battery Life

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Motorola Xoom Comparison
  11. Samsung Galaxy Tab (Verizon) Comparison
  12. Apple iPad 2 Wi-fi & 3G / AT&T / 16 GB Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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