Looking for a 5"-5.5" tablet

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by EmaDaCuz, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking of replacing my iPod Touch 4G with something bigger. The 4G touch is great, but the screen is way to small as I need to read some PDFs too.

    At first, I was about to get a 7" RIM Playbook (129 pounds for the 64GB model!) but I was not impressed. The new iPod Touch is not much of an improvement in terms of screen size. But I litterally fell in love with the Galaxy Note; I think it has the best screen size and aspect ratio on the market. Still portable, but big enough for most of the productivity tasks. Also love the possibility of drawing/taking notes on the display. I would have bought it staright away, but I do not need a smartphone.
    Is there any tablet about there with similar specifications?

    Thanks for your help

    PS: I wish the iPad mini -if it ever released- would be of this size and not a 7" tablet.
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

    kdarling

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    One option is to find a used Note and just never turn on the phone side.

    Samsung also made a 5", and now a 4.2", tablet called the Galaxy Player.

    The 5" is only $220, but it also only has 800x480 screen, I think.

    The new 4.2" Player is $180-$200, and supposedly has a better screen.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply.
    I think that the finding a used Note would be the best option. The 4.2" screen is still quite small, while the screen of the 5" is indeed a crappy 800x480.
    I can wait a bit more, hopefully the Note I will sellat a lower price now that the Note II is coming out.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    Note 2 in airplane mode.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    definitely note 2
     

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