The best thing about technology is that it always gives us options. One such thing thing usually debated is what is the perfect size for a Tablet screen. While Apple’s iPad has enjoyed major monopoly in the tablet market with its massive 10 inch display, it is beginning to face some good competition from the likes of Google Nexus 7 and Amazon powered Kindle Fire. However, it is still up to every user individually as to what size he would prefer. So let us look into details what are the pros and cons of each of these form factor tablets.
7 Inch tablets: Best Options: Blackberry Playbook, Google Asus Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire, Samsung Tab 7.1
These range of tablets are extremely handy for travelling and carrying out. Some of the Samsung variants also have a calling features which are definitely a bonus. The 7 inch tablets though are not the most powerful and graphically mesmerizing. No matter what is written in press the iPad 2 and new iPad have screens to dote on. The 7 inch tablets do lack some of the features so they may not always be the able to do simple things like a Google Nexus 7 cannot change the orientation. They also are usually running some sort of skinned version of Android so you may not enjoy the whole experience. However, these tablets are a lot more value for money. For example you can pick a Google Nexus 7 for about Rs. 16K which is great price. If you are a new entrant into the tablet world, you can very easily pick a tablet with just about all the features, very good battery back ups and really handy form factor for a relatively low price. So you do not have to spend a whole lot of money and can easily pick all the important features of a tablet.
10 Inch Tablets: Best Options: iPad 2/ New iPad, Motorola Xoom 2, Samsung Tab 10.1, Acer Iconia Tab, Asus Transformer Prime
If you are an extended gamer and use your device for plenty of multimedia then a 7 Inch screen may not fulfill your inner desires. you have to go for the 10 inch ones. they are slightly big as compared to 7 inch ones and cannot be operated with one hand like the smaller tabs. All the options listed above have gorgeous screens so they are a delight to work on. They have a lot more powerful GPU’s and processors and have better battery back up too. The 10.1 inch tablets make great readers and you can easily read e-books on them which is a great utilization of them. They do not come with calling features, so that maybe a little disappointing unless you are willing to go for a Samsung powered tab which is fighting all sorts of court battles. Most of these tablets run a very vanilla version of Android or iOS in case of iPads and as a result you always have a full world experience that the OS have to offer. On the down side they are fairly expensive and you have to shell out about Rs. 25K upwards for a tablet which has these world class facilities.
So eventually it is down to the end user and his reasons for picking a tablet. For somebody who is just buying a device to use as a browsing machine, a 7 inch device is a great pick, but if you are serious about using it for much more then perhaps you will have to go for a 10 inch one.
What is your tablet of choice? Let us know in the section below.