Cracking Open the Toshiba Thrive: Completely disassembled
I've worked on, supported, and disassembled electronic devices since I was a kid, and I really appreciate the Thrive's construction and design. The device has a case that's tricky, but not difficult to open. The internal hardware is attached with screws and not glued to the front panel or back cover. And, many internal components can be replaced individually.
Unfortunately, the Thrive's full-size components, "componentized" construction, and user-replaceable battery also make it one of the bulkiest and heaviest 10" tablets on the market.
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