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Can we run Powerpoint, Excel, Word docs from a USB, external hard drive

One of the issues I have with tablets in general. Most do not allow me to attach a hard drive, and run Word, Excel, or Powerpoint Docs. I don't need another toy, I need a real business tool to run docs.
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
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Richard Cranium
 - Gig Harbor
on Thrive Tablet (10-inch)
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Changing the location of the program will not really help. It is a question of compatibility. Microsoft Office Suite was developed for a Windows platform. The Thrive Tablet uses an Android 3.1 platform. Fortunately, apps are available through Android Market which will allow you to create, edit, read Microsoft Word, Excel, & PowerPoint files. Two such apps come to mind: DocumentsToGo Full Version Key by DataViz, Inc., and Quickoffice® Pro HD by QuickOffice. A shortcut to the Android Market can be found on the desktop of the Thrive Tablet. Check it out.

Re: External Hard Drive. Again it's a matter of platform. A Windows platform supports the normal FAT32 hard drive; the Thrive Tablet, driven by an Android 3.1 platform, is compatible with FATX. The FAT32 drive must first be converted to FATX before it can be used.

Re Business: I can assure you the Thrive Tablet is not a toy, nevertheless, for business use a number of things should be considered.
1) Mobility. Compare the Thrive Tablet to an ultraportable laptop, such as the Portege R830 series.
The Tablet has a starting weight of 1.6lbs, to the Portege's 3.2lbs. Even though the Portege is double the weight, we are only talking about 1.6lbs. The Thrive Tablet is Dimensions (W x D x H ): 10.75” x 0.62” x 6.97” to the Portege's Dimensions (W x D x H Front/H Rear): 12.44” x 8.94” x 0.72”/1.05” without feet. Yes, the Portege R830 is larger, but so is the display = 3.2-inches. If you are giving a presentation on the system itself, that can make a difference.

Battery life is clearly better on the Thrive Tablet (Up to 11hrs) to the Portege R830 (Up to 9hrs).
Then again, 9hrs is an entire work day. If you don't recharge often, or like to leave your system
on resume mode, the two hours may come into play.

2) Convenience. In some ways you are constrained by your client's equipment. For example, if you need to hook your system to a client's projector, a laptop will have an RGB & HDMI-out port, the Tablet has only the HDMI port. If the projector does not have an HDMI-in port, you can't hook it up.

3) Power. As part of your query re: Microsoft Office, you need to consider the complexity of the documents, spreadsheets, and powerpoint presentations. For normal docs, xls, and ppts you are fine with the Thrive Tablet and the correct Android app.

Both the Thrive Tablet and the Portege R830 are excellent, and have been received as such by the public. Each is from a different class of product, designed with different functions in mind. Your choice is simple--buy the one which best suits your needs.
Staff Answer
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
toshibastaff
 - Irvine, CA
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Can i connect/use an external optical drive via USB??

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
by
Elijah
 - Arizona
on Thrive Tablet (10-inch)
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Not yet. Although the drive is recognized, it won't be mounted, similar to a disk with NTFS instead of FAT or exFAT. It is up to Toshiba if they want to add support for this.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
tz
 - metro detroit MI
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Will the Thrive work in the UK?

I am thinking of purchasing a Thrive for use in the United Kingdom. Would both the electrictity voltage and internet connection work in the UK?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
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Alan0
 - UK
on Thrive Tablet (10-inch)
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1) Power. The Thrive Tablet comes with a globa AC Adapter supporting 30W Auto-sensing, 100-240V/50-60Hz input. Note: If the wall socket itself is different than those used in the USA, an adapter may be required.

2) Internet. The Thrive Tablet supports Wi-Fi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n). The unit will auto-sense the signal. Initially, you will be prompted to input your access code. There after, the connection is automatic on bootup.
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answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
toshibastaff
 - Irvine, CA
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Is the thrive available in malaysia?

Is it available in malaysia yet because i checked the malaysia website and its too confusing to find the thrive
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
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lala
on Thrive Tablet (10-inch)
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Sorry, the Thrive Tablet is not available in Malaysia. Check their website at the URL below, then click on "Personal Computing" to see the available lines.
Staff Answer
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
toshibastaff
 - Irvine, CA
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how to connect to projector

I would like the possibility to connect to old projectors from school without HDMI. Does a HDMI to VGA cord work? Or something like HDMI to dvi to VGA?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
by
wcbales
on Thrive Tablet (10-inch)
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The Thrive Tablet was designed with an Android 3.1 platform and is equipped with a full-sized HDMI port. Even if you were able to find some type of adapter, there may be additional issues. Your best bet is to check with the projector manufacturer.
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answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
toshibastaff
 - Irvine, CA
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Can I use a 3G/4G usb dongle in my toshiba thrive?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
by
TOSHIBER
 - MIAMI
on Thrive Tablet (10-inch)
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Not at the moment, however Toshiba may choose to add the drivers and other software to allow this later. Android/Linux generally supports these, but Toshiba would have to add the support software (and take on the burden of support). If you can't wait too see, you might want to try something like a Cradlepoint 3g/4g router that does support many dongles and creates a wifi access point from them, or get someting like a Mifi which is a 3g (newer 4g) router that is a wireless AP.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
tz
 - metro detroit MI
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does this tablet have flash?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
by
awsomino
on Thrive Tablet (10-inch)
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Yes! The Thrive Tablet supports flash and comes preinstalled with Adobe® Flash.
Staff Answer
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
toshibastaff
 - Irvine, CA
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can i sync Thrive with MOBILE OUTLOOK function of my HP iPAQ?

i store my client contacts and info in
outlook on my Satellite laptop.
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Thrive Tablet (10-inch)
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Nope. Thrive is Android OS; iPAQ is Windows OS. Can't sync the two. But you can install a third party app on the Thrive to enable it to sync with Outlook on your desktop PC or laptop, the same way Activesync does for the iPaq.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
seeker9
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Why you let sell Thrive in Costa Rica if we can not use all her capabilities for geographical reason

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
by
josepe
 - Costa Rica
on Thrive Tablet (10-inch)
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The Thrive Tablet is not currently available through Toshiba Mexico. Check the website below for availability in your area: http://www.toshibalatino.com/tdmla/...
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answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
toshibastaff
 - Irvine, CA
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Does the Toshiba Thrive 8g run non market apps.

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
by
LS
on Thrive Tablet (10-inch)
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Sorry, but I don't think I completely understand your question. Android Market is a distributor of applications, games, etc, created for the Android platform.
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answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
toshibastaff
 - Irvine, CA
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