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Old 10-27-2011, 10:10 AM   #172
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Originally Posted by viviena View Post
Thank you for linking to that review. The new Pulse feature is much more intriguing than I had originally thought, and I'm surprised yet glad that the GUI, or at least the launcher, is clearly Gingerbread, instead of being heavily obscured like the Nook Color. (If the tablet really is that 'open', would it be possible to install an alternative launcher then?... just for experimenting.) I guess that also means any interested hacker could eventually detail a method for enabling Android Market access on the Vox.

Bah, I kinda wish I waited for this Vox instead of getting a NC, but I know now at least from using a 7" tablet that I'd much rather a 10". Still, the Vox looks very nice.

I think for books, 7" is great; I picked up a 10" for the wife's christmas gift(asus eee Pad), and like the iPad I had tested for work a couple years ago, it just gets a bit to heavy holding it one handed for extended periods of time. But lying flat on your lap or on a table, it does fine.

Personally, I think 6"-8" are good for books, both in terms of screen size and weight, but if you want to do newspapers/PDF's, you're better off with 10"+. Our 10 year old is going to flip for the Vox because she's started getting into graphic novels and I think it'll work fantastic for it.
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