Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jan 2010 19:45 UTC
Apple In what everybody already saw coming for weeks (months) now, Apple has just unveiled its latest product, a tablet called the iPad. Basically a bigger version of the iPhone, Steve Jobs presented the iPad during a press event in San Francisco. The most interesting news? It's powered by... An Apple processor, called the A4. The most shocking news? The price.
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RE: "netbook-ish," large bezel
by boldingd on Wed 27th Jan 2010 20:16 UTC in reply to ""netbook-ish," large bezel"
boldingd
Member since:
2009-02-19

P.S.
Regarding the unusually-large bezel, I suspect it's meant to give you something to grip, so you're not pressing your thumb into the screen the whole time you're using the device.


It's a touch-screen, no? Won't you pressing your fingers into it most of the time you're using it, by design? ;)

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merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

"P.S.
Regarding the unusually-large bezel, I suspect it's meant to give you something to grip, so you're not pressing your thumb into the screen the whole time you're using the device.


It's a touch-screen, no? Won't you pressing your fingers into it most of the time you're using it, by design? ;)
"

No, you need to hold the damn thing somehow, right?

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CGI_Joe Member since:
2008-02-20

Yes, exactly. FINALLY. Someone else realized you had to hold the device.

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Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

Shhh! Don't tell that to the designers at Apple, they don't know yet..

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

"P.S.
Regarding the unusually-large bezel, I suspect it's meant to give you something to grip, so you're not pressing your thumb into the screen the whole time you're using the device.


It's a touch-screen, no? Won't you pressing your fingers into it most of the time you're using it, by design? ;)
"

Mea culpa, I wasn't terribly clear; you usually don't apply constant pressure to one spot on a touch screen. I suspect that would cause damage to the screen before too long, or at least result in a dark spot where you thumbs pressed against it.

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boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

The winking smiley... I was trying to be witty. And apparently, I failed utterly.

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tf123 Member since:
2010-01-28

He's saying: you don't want to be triggering false inputs merely by holding it. If the screen goes to the edge, mere grasping is going to cause unintended input.

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