Firstly this may not be as good a review as one may like as i am not comparing it to any other tablets. I bought my thrive on the chance it may or may not be what i want. It was the only one on the shelve and i had to make a quick descision. And i have to say it was a good one.
Firstly lets look at what sensible daily usable functuality it has. It has a card expansion slot. Great as i can simply transfer movies from my external hard drive to a 64 gb card and stick it in. Secondly it has a usb port which is an absolute must and works great. The tablet however has not got the juice to run an external physical drive. No matter, thats hardly a drama.
It also has an hdmi outlet which to be honest i cant see me ever using.
So what about the software. Now this for me is very usefull. There is few trial versions on it like docs to go. I found them all perfect for reading docs such as word, pdf, excel. The main big 3. But i did purchace the full version so i could work on excel sheets. Its not the easest or user friendly way to work on an excel spread sheet but then is that what you want out a tablet.
Emails. Very important above all else for me. Again the email system does not have the same interfase as you would find on your regular laptop. But for me its working fantastic. I have my company outlook account which was easy to set up, as was my personal account.
As for all the apps, well i find apps no more than gimics to be honest.
For me it has great graphics. I have skype, movies, email, and document readers. Its light and picks up a wifi signal very easily.
I love it and cant realy say i can find much wrong and highly recomend it. I was tempted to go for something else but the only other thing i could find on offer that the thrive model i have does not, is the 3g access. Now that would then be a definate 5 star. So go on, start thriving in your own one. You will not be disapointed.