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Old 07-24-2013, 08:28 PM   #31
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If you're going to carry something around that large, it may as well be a full PC.
Not necessarily. You are coming at this from the angle that you need a full OS. Not everyone does. There are plenty of people for which iOS is a sufficient OS, and yet 9.7" is not a sufficiently large screen. These people end up buying 13" MacBooks even though they don't really have a use for a full computer.

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Old 07-24-2013, 08:44 PM   #32
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I'm still trying to figure out what niche a 9.7" tablet is for.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:07 PM   #33
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Not necessarily. You are coming at this from the angle that you need a full OS. Not everyone does. There are plenty of people for which iOS is a sufficient OS, and yet 9.7" is not a sufficiently large screen. These people end up buying 13" MacBooks even though they don't really have a use for a full computer.
While most don't need a full computer, manyhave them.

It is not about size or weight or screen resolution. It is the best combination of those plus functionality and adaptability.

I would pay a fair chunk of money for a device that was as functional as a desktop, yet portable as an ipad, that would let me use a mouse and keyboard if I wanted to without a lot of cables, had lots of storage without internet access and a lot of cables and both at the same time. Add to that the general perceived non-complexity of a tablet and you have a winner.

Theoretically high resolution is better, but if I need a big old magnifying glass to see all of those extra characters on the screen, what good does it do me. Smaller is better but again if I have to lug around the peripherals I want why bother. If I don't need or want those things, would I pay the big bucks for a 13 inch tablet? Not likely.

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Sounds like something females use every 28 days LOL
Heh. Whenever I hear these kinds of product names, like IPad Mini or Spotify, I figure it's an indication of the extent to which female input is valued in those companies.
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One of the best things about this is the 4x3 aspect ratio. Someone did some mock ups:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1620952

http://www.displaywars.com/9,7-inch-...-12,9-inch-4x3
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