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Old 09-29-2018, 04:07 AM   #30
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Device: Kobo Clara HD, Kobo Glo HD
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Originally Posted by glenk View Post
I don't have the time to do this accurately but we should be able to determine the size of the screen from the image.

The key is the size of the mini USB plug which is fairly clearly shown in the image, that is an object with a known size within a mm or so, from that someone should be able to determine the size of the screen roughly enough to say whether it is a mini, 6", 7" or 7.8" screen.

On my monitor the mini USB port in the image is 4mm and the screen length in the image is 85mm.

On my Kobo Aura the size of the real mini USB port is roughly 7.5mm.

7.5/4 is 1.875. 1.875 * 85mm is 159.4mm.

So my guess is the length of the screen is roughly 160mm which will make is a 7.8 inch display.

Can anyone get a more accurate estimate?

EDIT: Of course all of this depends upon that actually being a mini USB port, I could be wrong.
I did the same thing, however, I expect it to be micro USB, not mini USB, which would mean that the metal part of the port is 8mm, and the plastic hole is a bit larger even, i went with it being 9mm Measuring the port on my Clara HD, it's exactly 8mm.

measuring the size of the micro USB port which is 8mm wide, I've calculated the screen to be 168mm by 112mm, making it around 8".

As such I think the device might have a 8" screen and go for €250 - 350

EDIT: redid calculations, now more accurate.

EDIT2: I realised that the button at the bottom looks exactly like the one in the Clara HD. If it's the same size (18mm), that would mean that the display is actually 216mm(measured) by 160mm(calculated) going by a 1.35:1 aspect ratio (similar to the Clara)

This makes for a 10.58" screen, but more likely 10.3".

In the end there's a huge difference between measuring via the micro USB port, versus the power button.

I hope the power button measurement is the correct one, as I'd love a 10" kobo.

Last edited by CH23; 09-29-2018 at 05:42 AM.
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