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WHAT IS AN IDEAL SIZE FOR TABLET?
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Well my wife needs at least 3 gallons of water to swallow even the smallest tablet. :lol:

Joking apart she also has a Kindle Fire HD which has a 7" screen and she finds it perfect for her needs.
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"ideal" depends on an infinite number of variables.

who are you? how old are you? how's your vision? how's your hand mobility? got fat fingers?

what are you going to do with the thing? read books and magazines? play games? surf the web? watch movies? are you going to do actual work with it? respond to emails? write a book?

how much are you willing to spend? are you a tightwad? are you mr. moneybags?

you've really got to answer all of those things because the ideal tablet to watch movies is not necessarily the ideal tablet to read books, or write a book, or to use as a business tool.
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I would beg to differ on the latter sentence Dsenette as a Kindle Fire, and most likely an IPad would cover all those aspects and more.

All tablets have touch screen technology so it matters not how fat a persons fingers are as they would be using a specialised conductive pen implement to navigate the tablet.
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notice the use of the term "not necessarily". I can't tell you that an iPad is the ideal size for a tablet without knowing what you consider ideal.

and sorry, but stylus navigation can be a bit of a PITA depending on the tablet. I can tell you from the experience point of a sausage fingered button masher that finger size has a lot to do with frustration level when you're talking about a touch interface on a small screen. especially if you're going to be typing things on an on screen keyboard.

if i'm not going to be typing on the device, but just reading on it, or watching movies, or playing games, then my finger size has nothing to do with the screen size.
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The defence for the promotion of 7" tablet screens rests.
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i'm not saying 7" is the wrong answer. i'm just saying that it behooves the user to come up with a usage profile before they go about setting their sights on a target size. just like building any other computer, or picking a phone, you'll be happier with the results if you know what you're looking for based on how you're planning on using the contraption.
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I appreciate what you are saying Dsenette, this is like a man going to a glazier and asking for a pane of glass x size and the glazier says "well what exact size is it?", and the man says I dunno I have not made the hole yet.

I could have said forget about a tablet and go for a small Netbook but I abhor them with a vengeance.

The OP asked and he was answered and it is as simple as that. :)
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Hello vab's :)

Well it depends on what you mean by ideal. Ideal size for some people is ten inches because they like the larger screen to view material. The medium and most common produced is the seven inch tablet. It provides a decent amount of space to view and watch material. IN my experience seven has been the best so far. Hope this help.

Edited by BL00PER, 20 February 2013 - 08:08 PM.

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I think the ideal size would be something that can easily fit in a lab coat and/or an average size purse.
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