Anyone wishes the iPad was a bit bigger?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Maskusee, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Maskusee macrumors 6502a

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    I only played with the iPad a few times at a local BestBuy store,
    i'm waiting for the 3G to pull the trigger.

    I'm just wondering if anyone that has the iPad now, wished it was a few inches bigger, maybe like 11" or 12" diagonal screen? For better web browsing?

    Or do you think a bigger display would definitely make the iPad much less mobile?
     
  2. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

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    Not really. And keep in mind, everything seems smaller at Best Buy when you're surrounded by huge HDTVs. Once you get it home, it's just the right size. Anything bigger would be awkward to hold.
     
  3. 88Keys macrumors regular

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    Heavens no! I think the size and balance are quite right, any bigger and I can see it being uncomfortable to hold.
     
  4. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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  5. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    it seemed small to me when I was using it at the Apple store. The pictures make it seem larger.
     
  6. mukongshu macrumors newbie

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    its perfect for me and very easy for carrying it anywhere:D
     
  7. Maskusee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for your replies!

    As Jeffy777 pointed out, it probably looked a bit small to me because of all the huge appliances surrounding the table where the iPad was presented.
     
  8. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, the fact that's it's larger than a phone but smaller than most laptops ensures that it hits the "sweet spot" for just about anything!
     
  9. csnplt macrumors 6502

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    I like it how it is. If anything, I'd like it to be a bit smaller (not the screen, but the bezels).
     
  10. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I vote for smaller

    Wish it were a bit smaller... something between the iPhone/Touch and what it is now... maybe something a little bit bigger than a paperback...
     
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    That would be the rumored, iPon.
     
  14. HiRez macrumors 603

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    I think it's just about right, however I think a screen 10.25"-10.75" with a 1280x960 resolution would be better without sacrificing portability much. Not a major complaint though, something like the 12" JooJoo looks way too big and bulky, the Dell 5" looks too small where you you just rather use a cel phone.
     
  15. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, yes. I like big screens. My laptop is a 17". My TV is a 62".

    I've only played with it at Best Buy (have the 3G on order) but my first thought was that it was smaller than I expected. I played with it for a good 30 minutes and still felt that way when I left.
     
  16. EPAPRESS macrumors newbie

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    iPad mini (?)

    Apple is planning to sell an iPad with only 7" or so in 2011.
    I want to call it iPad mini;-)


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    Manfred
     
  17. tkingart macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget the larger 12" iPad Maxi with enhanced inertial flow control in 2012. ;P
     
  18. H00513R macrumors 6502a

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    I'd take an iPad Maxi :). Seriously though, I wish it were a couple inches larger for my home usage (I just use it around the house to surf), but it works just fine. Anything bigger would hamper the portability of it which is one of its strengths.
     
  19. ClaireL macrumors 6502a

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    Heck no, The iPad size is perfect the way it is, don't need anymore weight added to it. The screen size is great for watching movies, if I want something larger I will look at my TV.
     
  20. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

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    How often don you hold the TV in the air? Or even a laptop which is always resting on something.

    I think they did a fantastic job getting the "right" size and weight. Perfect.
     
  21. mklnk macrumors regular

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    I would've preferred it a little closer to 8.5x11, but I think it's fine the way it is.
     
  22. 0101001 macrumors 6502

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    Yes and no, yes I would love a 13" with full OSX but for now this is great.
     
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    That's what she said.

    (sorry)
     
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