What is your ideal sized iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by appleguy123, May 19, 2012.

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What is your ideal sizes iPad?

  1. iPod touch

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  2. 5"

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  3. 7-8"

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  4. Current size

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  5. 11"

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  6. 13"

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  7. 15"

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  8. 17"

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  9. Just gimme the iTable already!

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Personally, I'd like a 13" one, considering that it rarely leaves the house. How about you?
     
  2. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    10.2 inches .6 lbs

    Ideal. Big and light weight
     
  3. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    That would be pretty great, I can't wait until the iPad gets that light!
     
  4. Surely Guest

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    Smaller......somewhere between the size of an iPhone and the size of the current iPad.

    I'm hoping the rumors of a 7" iPad come true....
     
  5. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    Current size is perfect, although I wouldn't mind if they released an eight inch iPad.
     
  6. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, 'ideal' is subjective.

    I like the current size for home use and out-of-town travel but I would certainly love to have a 7"-8" for toting around town. The current size is a bit too big and a phone is a bit too small.

    So I didn't vote, frankly, I want both. If Apple doesn't come out with a smaller one I'll probably spring for the next generation Fire.
     
  7. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    wait are we assuming the iPad comes with iOS or the bigger size models have OSX Mountain Lion or something?

    EDIT NVM, dumb question.
     
  8. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Assume the all run iOS, though the launchpad would look a bit silly on a table.
     
  9. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    7/8 incher for the road and around the home. Have a desktop for the heavy lifting ;) :D
     
  10. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a

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    As i've never held or used any other hardware models it's hard for me to say "I'd love a 7-8 for travel" or "12+ sounds good for in-home use".

    The way I look at it is the current size is lighter to carry than a laptop, is more comfortable while laying on the couch, and has enough screen real estate to make me feel like I'm not compromising by using the smaller device.
     
  11. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    The 9.7" screen of the current iPad. I wouldn't want it any larger or smaller.
     
  12. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    I kinda think I want two now - one that will show an entire 8.5x11 PDF for work purposes, and one just a smidge smaller than the regular one for portability. 8"? 7"? Not sure exactly, since I haven't tried out very many smaller ones.
     
  13. big samm macrumors 65816

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    I would like a 7inch like my playbook (which i never use ). That would be the ideal size for me... 7inch on the go and 9.7inch for home use.
     
  14. It'sMyPrecious macrumors regular

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    Exactly 9.699983492830948019212893791287398237298374092830912830192840932840938290480923842750394820934802938490238403482093480293849128302 inches.
     
  15. mcdj macrumors 604

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    I have a gut feeling that even if they could make an iPad that light, they may not. It's a fine line between feeling light and feeling cheap. Apple tends to shy away from feeling cheap, event at the cost of extra weight. They could have been using ultra strong lightweight materials for the iPad all along, but they've stuck with metal, even when no one else uses it.
     
  16. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I definitely don't want plastic, but I wouldn't shy away from carbon fiber. About 1 pound would be the ideal weight for the 10inch iPad IMO.
     
  17. JohnRocks macrumors member

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    I would say that 8 to 8.5 is the perfect for me.
     
  18. mcdj macrumors 604

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    I have a carbon fiber Gitzo tripod. Steady as a rock. Light as a feather. But it feels like a toy. For a tripod, this is fine. For a luxury tablet device, I think Apple would say it feels cheap.
     
  19. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    It could add a huge battery if Apple wanted to. That's my only feature request from the iPad, a week's worth of battery life. The iPad is my go to device these days, and if I didn't have the worry about charging it every night, it would be perfect.
     
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    The size now is fine. Not so big that it's unwieldy, not so small that the screen feels cramped.

    Weight, on the other hand, is another factor. Get the weight down to 10 or 11 ounces and I'd be a happy camper. Not sure that'll be feasible for a while, though.
     
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    I think a cheaper 7 inch iPad would sell extremely well. It would be a more convenient size to read books on.
     
  24. sheeptwo macrumors newbie

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    The current size is ideal. I can't imagine reading full-sized pdf books (not ePub) or even browsing the web on a smaller screen. The pages fit perfectly.
     

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