Break out the rulers, measure the width of your...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Matthew Yohe, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006

    I'm already sick of reading posters that complain about the bezel without even sizing themselves up.

    Mine's (thumb) .78 inches (1.98 cm). I'm a healthy 180 lb 6'2" man.

    The bezel is .77 inches (1.95 cm)

    Looks like the INSANELY HUGE BEZEL will fit me perfectly.
  2. Paul B macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
  3. happyslayer macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    .80 inches for me... (i'm bigger than youuuu :)

    I think the "huge" bezel is very necessary... I am always accidentally brushing against the touchscreen on my iPhone as it is now...
  4. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    This thread will go downhill very fast... lol
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Mehhh... That's what she said.
  6. Paul B macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    You know what they say about guys with big thumbs, right?
  7. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    Is there a ruler app for the iphone or else I can't tell.
  8. agkm800 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    I don't care. I still want thin bezel that makes the device more attractive.

    Form over function.
  9. Matthew Yohe thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006


    You don't know what you are talking about.
  10. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    Hmm. I have a rulerphone lite thing which is some wacky app that takes a picture and compares it to a credit card.

    I have lost interest in measuring my thumb to be honest.
  11. agkm800 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    You don't understand what I am saying.
  12. Matthew Yohe thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    I do. I looked at your other posts to find out what you were crying about, and you think that the iPad is ugly because of the thick bezel. From images and video that you've seen on the internet, you've already made your judgement about what the actual physical device looks like.

    And then you said something about "Form over function." Are you kidding me? Apple's computers, while beautiful, are ALL about function, and now you want Apple to enter a new market with only a pretty device that fails? You want a product that has less bezel so the multi touch sensors sense your thumb all the time?
  13. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  14. puma1552 macrumors 601

    Nov 20, 2008

    So far off the mark man, so far off the mark.

    Personally I want a thinner bezel. Half of what it is right now at most, no joke. The bezel doesn't need to be that big. It could be half of that and people could still hold it comfortably with no problems.

    Besides, if you are holding it with one hand, you'll need more than the width of the bezel currently, and if you are holding it with two hands but making sure your thumbs are in the bezel zone, then you aren't actually using the product, are you?

    The bezel only serves a purpose in its current thickness when you are holding it nice and prim and proper with two hands, which you will never do; you'll either hold it with both hands and be using your thumbs to do stuff, or you'll be holding it with one hand with your thumb all over the multitouch anyway.

    Damn tablet looks like a square.
  15. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    7/8" here.

    And i'm a 5'5" female with long fingers that never could find golf gloves that fit and can't stand the tiny DSLR cameras because they don't fit in her hands.

    As for the rest - i'm not touching those comments with a 10' pole :cool:

    ETA: I do think the bezel could be smaller, and I hate the name :p
  16. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    All the practical tablets will have a thumb-wide bezel. You have to pick them up. Do you want to always have prints around the edge of the visible display? Any company that pushes the screen out to the edges either solved the fingerprint problem or is making a big mistake.
  17. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    You know what they say about guys who buy things because they have big bezels, right?
  18. puma1552 macrumors 601

    Nov 20, 2008
    complaining about fingerprints on a touchscreen device? only on macrumors...:rolleyes:

    but to play that game, the prints will be far more noticeable against the black bezel background than they will on the usable surface of the screen, since it will be lit up.
  19. generationxwing macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2005
    Everybody! Everybody! This guy has used an iPad!!!! We HAVE to listen to what he has to say cause he's actually used one! He knows exactly what he's talking about!!!!1!

    Dude, Apple is all about blending form and function, but function *always* comes first with them. They make their products easy and comfortable to use.

    So unless you've used an iPad, you're nowhere near the mark.

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