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#1 Nickos-V

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:33 AM

I started considering different screen sizes for my next tablet.

I found 7" to be tad too small in size for reading & web browsing and even for gaming. 10" I believe would be somewhat big to lug around. 8" (4:3) seems like the perfect size but very few of those to choose from. Tablet makers only seem interested in building 7", 10.1" or 9.7". Many just pass on the 8".

So, now I am thinking about 10.1 or 9.7" because get better choice on tablet makers & models. 9.7 probably better but I saw a RK3066 10.1 that looked pretty good. Going to wait for the newer tablets to come out with RK3066 (or maybe 8726MX). I will buy in 1 to 6 months time.

While searching I found some very interesting info on what size people want. Seems that the difference is usually by 10-15% in favor of 10".
http://www.product-r...-size-for-2011/
http://reviews.cnet....-a-tablet-poll/
Sybase Survey

I was also surprised to see that many Americans recommend Zenithink.
http://www.notebookc...dy.58731.0.html

Edited by Nickos-V, 30 April 2012 - 01:35 AM.


*MINIX NEO X5 (RK3066) - OK. Not fun because uses mouse cursor.
*YUANDAO N80 DUAL (RK3066) - Very good
*CUBE U30GT (RK3066)- Defective; buttons broke in 2-3 weeks; Bad quality control!!! I will never buy a Cube again!!! - Very good while working
*WOPAD I7 (RK2918)- About OK. Sluggish because has weaker ARM chip (RK2918) & less RAM (512 MB).

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:04 AM

It's an interesting question. I really liked the 1024x600 10.2 inch 16:9 display on my zenithink zt280 although it wasnt ips the actual size & text readability of everything was great.

I have a Sanei N90 now which has a 1024x768 9.7 inch 4:3 ips display. It's great for certain things like Web browsing but I find text seems a lot smaller than on the zenithink so readability suffers. I know you can alter system font size in ICS but doing this seems to cause display problems like icons obscuring their text. I have also tried adjusting dpi but without any useful results.

Anyway, I am now eagerly awaiting the availability of RK3066 devices & I have my eyes on a Cube U30GT which has a 1280 x 800 10.1 inch 16:10 IPS display. I'm hoping this will be the perfect tablet! Just waiting to see how battery life will be.

Update: I now have the Cube U30GT & it is amazing. Fantastic display, battery life and cpu/gpu. Check out the new rk3066 forums on Slate Droid for more info.

Jez

Edited by Jezzer, 13 July 2012 - 02:13 AM.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:39 AM

I prefer a bigger screen on my tablet. My Scroll Extreme has a 9.7 inch screen.

I prefer to use the tablet in portrait mode as I read books and newspapers every day.

Games seem to be hard coded to run in landscape mode which is OK most of the time.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:50 PM

me too. i find small screen difficult. i have galaxy tab and it's hard for me to use it. the screen is too small for me. i can't even see the whole page of an ebook.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:48 AM

I totally agree. It is really difficult to find the right mix between big enough to see and small enough to take everywhere!

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:58 PM

I am coming from an Archos 5IT, and I like that size for portability, but it is a little bit cramped. 7 seems too big to be considered "pocketable," are there any 6-inch devices out there??

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:28 PM

I am coming from an Archos 5IT, and I like that size for portability, but it is a little bit cramped. 7 seems too big to be considered "pocketable," are there any 6-inch devices out there??

No. Standard tablet screen sizes are: 5", 7", 8", 9.7" & 10.1". The 5" are very few. The 8" have some but not lots to choose from.

You will just have to go with 7". It is good size for "inside" jacket pocket. Too big for "outside" jacket pockets. As long as you wear a jacket with big, inside pocket you will be OK.

*MINIX NEO X5 (RK3066) - OK. Not fun because uses mouse cursor.
*YUANDAO N80 DUAL (RK3066) - Very good
*CUBE U30GT (RK3066)- Defective; buttons broke in 2-3 weeks; Bad quality control!!! I will never buy a Cube again!!! - Very good while working
*WOPAD I7 (RK2918)- About OK. Sluggish because has weaker ARM chip (RK2918) & less RAM (512 MB).

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:29 AM

Personally I mostly use the tablet at home so for me the bigger the better!! Ideally even bigger than 10.1 if available lol.

For day to day use I will not use a tablet as I need phonecalls too so I just got the Sam S3 (£26 pcm) that has a big enough 4.8 screen to do whatever I need to do and also has a very very decent battery, easily lasts a day with normal usage calls/web browsing/gaming etc (not like my HTC Desire HD).

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:20 AM

i have the kindle fire which is a 7 inch and the hp tp which is 9.7 inch i believe, the kindle fire is a bit small for me, but the tp screen is just right.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:00 PM

It's an interesting question. I really liked the 1024x600 10.2 inch 16:9 display on my zenithink zt280 although it wasnt ips the actual size & text readability of everything was great.

I have a Sanei N90 now which has a 1024x768 9.7 inch 4:3 ips display. It's great for certain things like Web browsing but I find text seems a lot smaller than on the zenithink so readability suffers. I know you can alter system font size in ICS but doing this seems to cause display problems like icons obscuring their text. I have also tried adjusting dpi but without any useful results.

Anyway, I am now eagerly awaiting the availability of RK3066 devices & I have my eyes on a Cube U30GT which has a 1280 x 800 10.1 inch 16:10 IPS display. I'm hoping this will be the perfect tablet! Just waiting to see how battery life will be.

Update: I now have the Cube U30GT & it is amazing. Fantastic display, battery life and cpu/gpu. Check out the new rk3066 forums on Slate Droid for more info.

Jez


U can use LCD Density Modder Pro to choose the font size
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#11 GodDamnedPaparazzi

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:39 AM

U can use LCD Density Modder Pro to choose the font size


:good: for the tip!

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 03:49 PM

9.7 inch will be great

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:14 PM

me too. i find small screen difficult. i have galaxy tab and it's hard for me to use it. the screen is too small for me. i can't even see the whole page of an ebook.

i have a samsun 7 in and find it quite readable in book pages ,some of the book apps have different size fonts

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:19 PM

i have the kindle fire which is a 7 inch and the hp tp which is 9.7 inch i believe, the kindle fire is a bit small for me, but the tp screen is just right.

i find the 7 in easy to hold and readable for these old hands

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:41 PM

I have the

7"
8"
10.1"

I like the 10.1 inch best, but the 7 inch is the easiest to carry around
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:57 PM

screen 8 "seems more comfortable

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:05 PM

Screen size matter depend on what you want to use the Tablet mainly for.

7" (Aspect Ratio 16:9): good size for using on the move if NOT for real working, play games, looks movies
8" (Aspect Ratio 4:3): good sized for use to really works on the move and as eBook Reader, surfing Internet, a bit small for longer working
9.7" (Aspect Ratio 4:3): the best size for real working
10.x" (Aspect Ratio 16:9): best size for play games, look movies, not so good for real working, eBook reading, surfing Internet

I use both: 9.7" and 10.1" and have to say that I use 95% of the time the 9.7"

Anyway it's a personal thing and you should try different, in an Dep Store or so to find out which would fit for your own needs.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:46 PM

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:02 AM

Measured a couple of books i have scanned (Albert's Biology and Stryer's Biochemistry) as well as a regular A4 sheet of paper. These are the results:

A4 Page:
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8.3 x 11.7 in
1.409638554216867
4:2.84
16:11.35

Stryer:
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7.95 x 11.25 in
1.415094339622642
4:2.83
16:11.31

Alberts:
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7.86 x 10.89 in
1.385496183206107
4:2.89
16:11.55


4:3 = 1.333333333333333
16:10 = 1.6
16:9 = 1.777777777777778

Looks like 4:3 would be best suited for me (need a tablet for reading science textbooks). But i doubt there are many tablets with newish specs that support this screen format.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:12 PM

Measured a couple of books i have scanned (Albert's Biology and Stryer's Biochemistry) as well as a regular A4 sheet of paper. These are the results:

A4 Page:
-------------
8.3 x 11.7 in
1.409638554216867
4:2.84
16:11.35

Stryer:
----------
7.95 x 11.25 in
1.415094339622642
4:2.83
16:11.31

Alberts:
-----------
7.86 x 10.89 in
1.385496183206107
4:2.89
16:11.55


4:3 = 1.333333333333333
16:10 = 1.6
16:9 = 1.777777777777778

Looks like 4:3 would be best suited for me (need a tablet for reading science textbooks). But i doubt there are many tablets with newish specs that support this screen format.


The 8" and 9.7" are the Tablets with an screen which has an aspect ratio of 4:3 and those are the best for to read eBooks.

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