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  1. #1
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    Nov 2011
    western new york state
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    7 (seven!) years + and my Thrive still works. A testament to its' design for sure.

    My family has gone through a couple laptops and pc's over the years yet our Thrive continues to serve. Oh I don't have many apps on it and don't bother to update the ones it has but the ones my wife uses (like Netflix and Media Player) still work fine. One of the corners has a chunk of plastic missing but the screen is intact and still looks great. I have three batteries for it and have rotated them every six months and they still hold decent charges, though we usually keep it plugged in 24/7. I remember early posts saying this was a bad idea but our device seems to have thrived on it.
    Anyway, we also have a new tablet with android 8.1 and lots of fancy capabilities but the Thrive remains the basic workhorse that meets my wife's simple needs. Now going on its 8th year. I doubt our new tablet will last half that long. Quite the machine I'd say.

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