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Old 01-16-2013, 10:52 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Graham View Post
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.

Graham
whatever...even slightly wider space for reading is welcome and wont hurt anybody...all eink readers are 4:3 anyway...since when is the paperback page ratio ultimate goal for reading?
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