Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Jun 2012 17:16 UTC
Windows Computex is going on right now, and as was to be expected, we're seeing a whole boatload ot Windows 8 tablets... But also a few crazy contraptions that have 'want' written all over them. My personal favourite? The Asus Taichi: a laptop with two screens (both on the inside and the outside of the lid) so you have a laptop as well as a tablet. I love crazy experimentation like this - sure, it may not always work or pan out, but this is how mankind progresses. What I'll most likely be buying later this this year: this thing (although I prefer a smaller version). I love my ZenBook, so a relatively conventional Asus Windows 8 tablet is perfect for me.
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RE: 12"
by tomcat on Mon 4th Jun 2012 18:39 UTC in reply to "12""
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I have found that 12" is quite bad size for a tablet (I have exopc, and it sucks for finger use)


JOOC, what size screen do you think works best, based on your experience?

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RE[2]: 12"
by vivainio on Mon 4th Jun 2012 18:52 in reply to "RE: 12""
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2008-12-26

I own, and have only tried 7", 10" and 12". 7" is best for thumb typing, 10" for pdf/desktop website reading. 12" is a disaster overall.

If you are in market for 5" monster phone, 7" doesn't make much sense, but otherwise it's a good ergonomic choice; especially since you'll probably get it cheaper than a 10" one anyway.

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RE[3]: 12"
by tomcat on Mon 4th Jun 2012 19:06 in reply to "RE[2]: 12""
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2006-01-06

I own, and have only tried 7", 10" and 12". 7" is best for thumb typing, 10" for pdf/desktop website reading. 12" is a disaster overall.

If you are in market for 5" monster phone, 7" doesn't make much sense, but otherwise it's a good ergonomic choice; especially since you'll probably get it cheaper than a 10" one anyway.


Windows 8's soft keyboard has a split option that divides the keyboard into two parts, and moves them close to either side (in landscape mode). Allows you to do thumb-typing on larger form factors. Check it out.

http://cdn.nirmaltv.com/images/Keypad.png

Edited 2012-06-04 19:09 UTC

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