The Five Coolest Tablet PCs Of 2011


5. Toshiba Thrive

The Toshiba Thrive was one of the more distinguished Android tablets to debut. Toshiba's 10.1-inch tablet has a lot of familiar features, such as Nvidia's Tegra 2 mobile processor, Android 3.2.1 (Honeycomb), two Webcams (2 MP in the front, 5 MP in the back), and up to 32 GB of storage.

But the Thrive has two things that help it stand out from other competing tablets. First, the device has a "slip-resistant" rubberized back that makes the tablet easy to grip. Second and more importantly, the Thrive has a rich array of media ports: USB 2.0, mini-USB, SD card and HDMI ports. This kind of media support is scarce in the tablet world. The Toshiba Thrive starts at $379.99.



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