This tablet is tailored to the geeks out there who love functionally above all else, sure it won't win any beauty contests, but hey... it has a usb port! Durability So the thrive is an interesting venture into the tablet world for Toshiba. I have a obsession collecting tablets and this was an acquisition I made several years ago. The reason I purchase this particular sku was that it had the most functionality I had ever seen jammed into a tablet. The main appeal was the usb port which seemed to be a great addition to he tablet concept. This tablet attempted to bridge the gap between the old generation of tablet PC's and the newer more user friendly mobile driven Tablets. It did that job well, but it did not hold up very well. Android Honeycomb had its fair of amount of problems, and no real update support down the line made the tablet slower and slower. This tablet had promise and is decent for business, but stay away for casual use.