How big is it?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MacMarf, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. MacMarf macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2010
    So I am wondering how big the iPad's screen really is comparing.. (Don't say 9.7") Is it as big as an pocket book? Or what can I compare it too. Haven't seen one since they aren't out here yet.

    Also, if I buy mine in another country, and I do text input with pages or some kind of text editor, can I set it so that it correct my spelling in my own language or just doesn't correct it at all? Since that would be a real pain in the arse if it keeps correcting dutch to german.

  2. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

    Aug 8, 2002
  3. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    You have your own language ?

    Wow that must make conversations rather 1 sided affairs ;)
  4. MacMarf thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2010
    You know what I mean ;) Any chance you know the answer too? :D
  5. Capt T macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2010
  6. MacMarf thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2010
    Okay, Thanks alot!

    EDIT: It's pretty small, actually ;o. I hope I am still convinced to buy after I have tried it in store!
  7. hamlinspahn macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2010
    Oklahoma City
    Screen Size

    I don't have mine yet waiting on 3g but I have used a friends and the screen size was a little small in my opinion however adequate. I haven't canceled my order.
  8. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    The iPad in Apple's case is about 1 inch shorter than an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and about 1/2 inch narrower. Subtract another 1/2 inch on all sides for the bezel around the screen and you get an idea of the screen size. I grabbed a crappy low res image of an iPad, then printed it to just about fill an 8.5x11 or A4 page. If you print this out, you get a good approximation of the size of the iPad, just don't pay attention to the appearance of the graphics as I was worried more about size than looks.

    hope this helps...

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  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Cut a piece of paper to the size Apple says it is and hold that in your hands.

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