View Poll Results: Ideal playbook size
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I am happy with its size!
8" with reduced bezel size
10" I love my screens big!
Playbook and its size
I haven't seen this particular area discussed much and thought I'd take the opinion of the very outspoken crackberry crowd.
I was in the market for the playbook (ipad is too big/hefty for my liking) and actually thought of holding out for an LTE playbook for added functionality.
I've been in to the stores multiple times and admired the size and weight and all that it packs in its current form.
Then the stickler in me reared its ugly head. Wouldn't this be the best device ever if it had 1 extra inch in screen real estate and possibly a slightly reduced bezel? (and maybe 1gig extra RAM if RIM is really asking)
10" is too big for many, hence the many customers out there with playbooks and the smaller Galaxy tabs etc.
but I'd like to know am I the only one with the crazy notion that a slightly larger playbook would hit the sweetspot? or would it just mean heading over to a 10" size anyway?
I'm going on and on. Lots of people gonna flame me for asking this, but thought I'd put it out there anyway..
Hope to hear some constructive comments!
- 08-15-2011, 03:16 AM #3
7" is more than enough, its what you do with it that counts!
Oh right we're talking about tablets arent we... I wouldnt want it any bigger myself otherwise it wouldnt be as portable.
One thing i did think is that they could have made the bezels smaller to get a bigger screen in. Not measure it but you could maybe squeeze an 8" in there without losing the bezel swipes.
Still i find the 7" is enough for day to day use and more than enough for web browsing. The nice thing about the size is that it has a high pixel density, so even if text is small on a website its still readable
- 08-15-2011, 03:27 AM #5
After using two 7" display and playing with my colleague iPads, iPad2, Iconia, Transformer, GTab 10.1, I think I will go to the 8.9" display (LG Optimus Pad/G-Slate or GTab 8.9) for a better size preferences.Phone history:
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- 08-15-2011, 06:17 AM #8
Hmmm... the 8" idea is great. This way we can keep the overall size and get a little more screen space.BlackBerry Z10 (10.2.1.2141), BlackBerry PlayBook 64GB Wi-Fi (220.127.116.113), Microsoft Surface 2 (Windows 8.1 RT)
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08-15-2011, 06:37 AM #9
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Reducing the bezel sounds like a simple idea in theory, but if they reduced it enough to increase the screensize you would have issues with people activating gestures too often by accident.
If they could shrink the bezels slightly I'd take a slightly smaller device so it was a fraction more pocketable rather than a slightly larger screen.
- 08-15-2011, 07:01 AM #10
I voted 8 keeping the over all size the same. After all between the size of it and bridge is what made my decision on a purchase, that and the things I've seen on it/it doing that we don't have yet.Sent from me using my fingers. Be pantless in 5K. Febreze - for more than smells.
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- 08-15-2011, 09:29 AM #12
I think 7" is higher in demand than 10" is, however the companies that makes tablets are trying to push 10" to the consumers. The only strong selling tablet around that size are the iPads, the Motorola Xoom struggled, the Asus Transformer is doing OK (mostly because of the keyboard dock addition), Acer's tab isn't that great, Samsung's 10.1" just hit the market so too early to say (their 8.9" isn't very popular). Tablets like B&N's Nook Color, Archos and Viewsonic 7" tabs sells like crazy around the globe.Curve 9300 (unlocked) - 18.104.22.1684
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08-15-2011, 11:59 AM #14
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08-15-2011, 12:26 PM #16
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The 10" ones I find are too impractical when using them for day-to-day portability (bus, subway, etc). I found myself only using my SGT10.1 when on the VIA train or when at home. I used it a couple of times on the bus but found it too cumbersome to use efficiently, having to hold it at a weird angle so as not to bump other people. I think the PB would be perfect for this scenario.
- 08-15-2011, 12:34 PM #17
I love the physical size of the playbook. Now, if it was any way possible to keep it the same size, reduce the bezel and in turn increase the screen size to 8 inches I'd be all for it. Otherwise keep it as is.
- 08-15-2011, 07:00 PM #20
- 08-15-2011, 07:56 PM #21
I think the size for me is just right. Voted the same. Not interested in a 10er, and 7 or 8? No difference.Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum...
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Would be great to get more votes in!
- 08-16-2011, 02:05 AM #23
I think 7" is the perfect size for a tablet, any larger and you may as well get an ultra-book laptop which is going to have comparably MUCH better performance.
I love the Playbook's design, the biggest thing I think the need to work on is shrinking the bezel and the over all length/width of the device. I don't think it needs to be any thinner, and I love the front facing speakers, but I think they can shrink the bezel with subsequent models.
After that, I'd like to see them include expandable memory and SDx support on future models, bigger battery, expanded Bridge capabilities, the ability to make and recieve calls, LTE, and a cup holder -though I can live with out that last one...
- 08-16-2011, 04:37 AM #24
I think top and bottom bezeling may be less less important since the sides really should be used for scrolling, which is done more in landscape orientation than in portrait.
However maybe even more portable by reducing the long dimension. Although it fits in a pocket - it is a little long to fit comfortably.
I think the poll choice: 8" with reduced bezel size - may be a bit confusing and therefore not as many votes as it deserves - I assumed you meant maintain the physical size but increase the display area. They probably would have, but it would add cost for the larger display and therefore non competitive and lower profit margin. Glad they didn't sacrifice the display quality for larger displays like on other tabs, because the contrast and clarity simply does not compare.
Last edited by blackjack93117; 08-16-2011 at 04:43 AM.