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#21 lobo21

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:27 PM

there's only 2 sizes for me :)
7" to read books
9'7" (4:3 format) to read comics, play, movies and web.

#22 Erasmus

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:12 PM

I'd say 9,7" is the optimal size - both in convenience and battery life. 7" lasts longer, but is way less convenient, even for reading books.

#23 adioctrl

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:01 AM

i have found that personally the 7 inch screen like on a arnova 7 g2 is too small for me but the 8 inch on the wm8560 is just right for me

#24 dinolee

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:33 PM

9.7" is definitely my choice. I check my RSS and reading news everyday.

#25 alay

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:59 AM

7" is definitely my choice..

#26 ingam

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:10 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



#27 ingam

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:11 AM

My preference is 7".
You can use it nearly for everything but for working.

#28 Marchand

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:59 PM

For me, it's not SO much the screen "size" that matters, but the resolution. I am looking forward to reading some comics books and watching videos on the Android tablet I'm researching right now...I find the 1920x1200 resolution I have for my desktop PC right now is perfect for putting 2 pages side-by-side and still being able to make out all text. So I'm looking for that resolution or better, which at this point puts things into the 9 (B&N Nook HD+ @ 1920x1280) or 10.1 (Ainol Novo Captain @ 1920x1200) inch "size" category.

The 8.9" display on the eeePC 901 I've been using for the past 4 years is great for me size-wise, but the 1024x600 resolution is for the dogs. I still don't think the PC manufacturers realize they're living in the stone-age with their resolutions, as even the new Surface RT is only 1366x768. YUCK!

Mike

#29 ChrisLevo

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

Confused newbie here.....

My wife currently has a Laser 7" eBook (sold by Big W and DSE), and uses it to read EPUB books.

She wants to read PDF magazines, but the tablet is too small.

That will be her primary usage (browsing a distant second), so is 9.7" or 10.1" her better choice?

She currently reads in portrait mode, so will Alkido (which I use on my Smartphone) fill the tablet screen if she reads in landscape mode, which looks easiest?

If you suggest 10.1", then I will buy a C93, or a C97 if you suggest 9.7"

BTW, lots of good information here, and really helpful folks :lol:

Thanks in advance - Chris

#30 Nickos-V

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:31 PM

I still don't think the PC manufacturers realize they're living in the stone-age with their resolutions, as even the new Surface RT is only 1366x768. YUCK!

Higher resolutions = lower performance in 3D gaming. The ARM chips out are not powerful enough to handle high resolutions for 3D gaming. Exynos 5 (Nexus 10) is but barely used by anyone. That is why they choose resolutions that the chips can handle well for gaming. 1280x800 for 10.1" tablets.

Ramos is also coming out with W30HD which is 1920x1200. Uses Exynos 4 chip. Cube may also have high resolution tablets but I had a bad experience with them. Best to avoid Cube. Keep in mind that Exynos 4 is going to be under-powered to handle gaming at 1920x1200. ie. 3D game performance will be OK at best or maybe worse than that.

ARM chips include the CPU & GPU. No one is sure what GPU will come with the Novo Captain until that tablet comes out. ie. could be great, good, OK or terrible for 3D gaming depending what GPU they put in the ARM chip used by the Captain.

PS, you will see more tablets with 1920x1200 as the ARM chips improve in 2013 & 2014. ie. come with better and more powerful GPUs.

Edited by Nickos-V, 19 November 2012 - 10:34 PM.


*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).

#31 Nickos-V

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:51 PM

She wants to read PDF magazines, but the tablet is too small. That will be her primary usage (browsing a distant second), so is 9.7" or 10.1" her better choice?

9.7" (4:3) is better for reading and easier typing (in landscape) too. Minuses are: black bars for HD video rips, game compatibility maybe an issue. ie. games were made for 16:10 (10.1") tablets and "some" may not work or get stretched out.

Many people were disappointed with Zenithink C91 & C91 Upgrade. Mostly firmware was so-so quality. Not that good for firmware. Some even had WiFi issues too. Not sure what to tell you.

For 9.7" I would suggest Pipo M1. Very popular. Though Aoson M11 and Visture V4 are other good choices too.
For 10.1". Either Yuandao N101-II or Pipo M3.

Make sure to read some tablet reviews before buying. Have your seller check the tablet to avoid quality issues. Usually dead or stuck pixels. 0 or 1 is ideal, 2 is OK, 3 is bad & 4 or more is really bad.

PS, Apple tablets are 4:3 because they are meant for reading & working. ie. pdf magazines, e-books, web browsing, etc. The difference being the games are made for 4:3 screen aspect ratio and you will get black bars with HD video rips.

PPS, those are my choices above. You are free to buy whatever you like. =)

Edited by Nickos-V, 19 November 2012 - 10:51 PM.


*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).

#32 ChrisLevo

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:26 AM

Thank you,

Order placed :good:

#33 stevenapex

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:05 AM

7.9 iPad Mini is just perfect for my eyes, at least.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

8" for me.

But I find it surprising that the tablet manufacturers - the people who spend all day thinking about tablets - haven't realised that the usability of an 8 inch tablet is increased massively by minimising the portrait width. The only 8 incher that I can hold comfortably is the iPad Mini. And I don't want that.

#35 Sharaq

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:26 PM

9 inch is ideal, but 7 inch suffices!

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:58 AM

i really like the 7' screen for ainol. its perfect size to carry around.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

I started with an Advent Vega, 10.2 inch with 1024x600. Cruddy display, but the tablet was really powerful. Then I got me a seven inch one, less powerful. It was comfortable, but maybe a bit too small... Thus I wanted the 8 incher in between. It is really comfortable for all around use, but a real productive use needs more than 10 inches, at least something like a big netbook, plus the flexibility to support keyboards and accessories and what not. So far I have not found something of the sort, even though the Acer Iconia seems to have good ideas.