Tablets are generally expected to be "thin and light" small computers with unobtrusive interfaces. Some tablets are thinner and lighter than others, however.
While we've praised tablets like the iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 for their sleekness, and dinged the HP TouchPad for being too bulky, the Thrive poses an interesting question. Is a bulky tablet inherently a bad thing or can a tablet justify its extra mass?
In an attempt to answer that question I take a long hard look at the Thrive, including its full ports, swappable battery, and removable back panel. I then attempt to justify the hours I spent just staring at the thing, by attempting to convey my impressions via written communication.
I've compiled my thoughts