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Old 01-16-2013, 05:51 AM   #9
Graham
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Originally Posted by Tacty View Post
if the point is only for reading ebooks i would go with some 8" 4:3 tablets...they're cheap, and better for reading because of 4:3 screen ratio.
4:3 feels better for a larger tablet for reading PDFs, but doesn't really make much difference for ebook fiction on a smaller tablet.

I've just measured a typical trade paperback, and the visible page area (losing a tenth of an inch because of the fold) is 6.7" / 3.9" = a ratio of 1.72.

A 4:3 screen has a ratio of 1.33. A typical Android tablet at 16:10 has a ratio of 1.6.

In other words, the 'widescreen' tablets are closer to the ratio of a paperback page than the '4:3' tablets.

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