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Old 09-26-2013, 02:19 AM   #1
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12-inch tablets the way?

Here's an article on a 12-inch ipad in progress
Article from Tablet News http://tablet-news.com/2013/09/25/ap...-12-inch-ipad/

and a 12-inch Samsung http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-575...-korea-report/ Seems like larger screen tablets might be the thing for 2014...
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Here's an article on a 12-inch ipad in progress
Article from Tablet News http://tablet-news.com/2013/09/25/ap...-12-inch-ipad/

and a 12-inch Samsung http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-575...-korea-report/ Seems like larger screen tablets might be the thing for 2014...
Not big enough. Make it 13.3". Minimum size one would need to read a magazine or a periodical without zooming and panning.
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12 inch tablets. Because size matters.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:17 AM   #5
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..and the Toshiba Exite http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/tosh...-35190312.html 13.3 inches.
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Not big enough. Make it 13.3". Minimum size one would need to read a magazine or a periodical without zooming and panning.
I read PDFs formatted for an A4 page every day on my iPad and can read them perfectly well without zooming or panning. And I have rather poor eyesight.
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And as time goes on things that got smaller get bigger and bigger until we're right back where we started. How long before we have a 16" touch screen with attachable keyboard (i.e. a laptop)?
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And as time goes on things that got smaller get bigger and bigger until we're right back where we started. How long before we have a 16" touch screen with attachable keyboard (i.e. a laptop)?
There are already several "all in one" table-top PCs with large touchscreens available on the market.
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I'm still waiting for the extra battery pack I can wear on my back like I'm a spaceman.
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I'm still waiting for the extra battery pack I can wear on my back like I'm a spaceman.
Many years ago I owned a video camera with a backpack battery .
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I know, I was just observing the absurdity of these "revolutionary" new products.
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Not big enough. Make it 13.3". Minimum size one would need to read a magazine or a periodical without zooming and panning.
I'd settle for a bezel-less iPad intelligently senses the difference between a screen tap and holding the device.
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I know, I was just observing the absurdity of these "revolutionary" new products.
I second that.
This seems like a pretty wild rumor right now, but hey, who knows?
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I read PDFs formatted for an A4 page every day on my iPad and can read them perfectly well without zooming or panning. And I have rather poor eyesight.
Paired with an app like goodreader that can crop margin, an iPad / tablet makes a pretty good PDF reader, even with the drawback of backlit LCD screen.

A 12" tablet would make an awesome comic reader. And yes, it'll be good for PDF.

I suspect the surface 3 will go for larger screen. Seems like that will fit right in with the keyboard cover.
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Magazine size

The Economist and The Atlantic are both about 13" diagonal. That seems to be a satisfactory size for general reading and viewing graphics and images. It is sometimes less convenient for carrying around. If you're carrying a briefcase anyway, it makes little difference. I doubt I would like reading in bed as much, but that would be due to the weight more than the size. Even lighter than the current 6-8 oz for the Nook and Kindle would be better.

I think a 12"-13" display would require multiple column display, including for books / ebooks that don't come formatted that way today. I'm not sure if that would be a big problem.

(I would put those two magazine titles in italics but don't see how to.)
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