- 7" tablets … big enough for short term use?
I’m looking at a 7″ tablet for bit of googling, watching movie on a 40 min commute, reading the paper.
7″ tablets seem pretty cheap, and it’s for fairly simple stuff so don’t need lots of whizzy bits. I’ve actually found my phone reasonably comfortable for train film watching!
Haven’t used a 7″ and wonder if the screen size will be too small … anyone used one vs a 10″?
CheersPosted 6 years ago
Can’t you just hold it closer to your face?
Sarcasm aside, that’s actually a valid point. It’s all about resolution; if a 7″ and a 10″ tablet are the same resolution, what are you gaining by having a bigger tablet? Nothing, unless you’ve got fat fingers or poor eyesight. Problem is, people don’t compare resolution when making a purchase, they compare screen size.Posted 6 years agoAusMember
thanks … Cougar – any thoughts on this for simple needs …Posted 6 years agocynic-alMember
I’ve tried 7 and 10″ (tablets), I found both were OK but TBH as I have a pc on at home most of the time, and am used to sofa-browsing on my phone, I didn’t use them much (I don’t travel enough to justify one either yet).
So if you are used to the phone and cos/size is an issue I think you’ll be OK with the 7″, but you prob won’t regret splashing out for a 10″ if you can afford it.
I’m ont up on deals though hotukdeals seems good:
All voted cold but seem like OK deals to me.Posted 6 years agomogrimMember
I’ve got a Samsung 7″ tablet, it’s fine for watching films, playing tower defence games, and general twitter/web/whatever use. I’m sure a 10″ or bigger screen would be better – and certainly I’d rather do most of those activities on a “proper” computer – but it’s in no way a limitation.
If you do get one, make sure you get a FAST microsd card to go with it, the cheap ones are bloody awful and make the thing run much slower. Not that I wasted money on one, no siree 🙁Posted 6 years agostilltortoiseSubscriber
Sarcasm aside, that’s actually a valid point. It’s all about resolution; if a 7″ and a 10″ tablet are the same resolution, what are you gaining by having a bigger tablet? Nothing, unless you’ve got fat fingers or poor eyesight. Problem is, people don’t compare resolution when making a purchase, they compare screen size.
It’s not ALL about resolution though, is it? My iPhone has higher resolution than the missus’ iPad, but I’d rather watch a movie on the iPad. I did watch an hour long MTB movie on my iPhone once though 🙂Posted 6 years ago
any thoughts on this for simple needs …
I’m not familiar with that particular model. One thing I’d say though is it’s very difficult to judge a tablet on spec alone, especially a budget one. I’ve played with a few in the shops, and otherwise seemingly identical units can vary massively in quality and usability when you actually have one in your hands.
It’s not ALL about resolution though, is it?
Well, ok, no, that’s not really what I meant. Bad phrasing on my part.
What I was trying to say was that if you’re increasing size without increasing resolution, it’s not really the gain it might first seem, reducto ad absurdum notwithstanding. There may be other benefits too; a larger form factor may contain a larger battery or faster CPU for instance.Posted 6 years agowoody2000Subscriber
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Few light marks on the back (soft plastic), screen perfect.
Comes with 16gb card, USB dock and a sleeve. Running the latest version of VegaComb, but can revert to stock.
Looking for £165 posted. Mail in profile 🙂Posted 6 years ago
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