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Should I Buy A 7-inch or 10-inch Tablet?

Posted on June 17, 2013 by admin There have been 0 comments

Now that you’ve made a decision to buy a tablet, one nagging thought that might be bothering you is – which size of tablet should I buy?

There are a wide range of tablet sizes available for you to choose from, but the most common are the 7 inch and 10 inch tablets. Eventually, your decision has to come down to what would be most useful to you. Let’s walk you through the features of both tablets to help you make a better decision.

Weight & Size
The 7-inch Tab is lighter as well as smaller than the 10 inch tablet or iPad. It is super portable and can fit into your purse, handbag or pocket. A 10 inch tablet is also portable but would require more space like a small laptop.

The on-screen keyboard is the most significant issue especially if you are a frequent user of the tablet. With a 10 inch tablet, it is possible to touch type with all fingers, and the iPad is well-known for allowing this. Intensive typing sessions would however demand an external keyboard. The 7 inch tablets like Google Nexus 7" Tablet might get you stuck with thumb-typing unless you have really tiny hands.

If an interesting gaming experience for you depends on the resolution of the screen, hardware power, and ease of controls, more points would be awarded to the 10 inch tablets. The Nexus 7 however has a decently high resolution. On the other hand, you may prefer the 7 inch tablet for gaming purposes as it is easily held in two hands with coverage for almost all the screen without stretching.

Cameras, Photos & Videos
You are less likely to find a 7 inch tablet with a rear facing camera, if that feature is important to you. However, the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 has a meager 3-megapixel rear camera, with a VGA one on the front. The Nexus 10 and current iPad have 5-megapixel sensors, while the Asus Vivo Tab RT has an 8-megapixel one. But the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Microsoft Surface have only 720p cameras on the back.

Web Browsing
A bigger webpage is easier to interact with and a larger keyboard is easier to type on. This makes web browsing on the 10 inch tablet usually a more enjoyable experience than on the 7 inch tablet.

Because of its weight and its ability to fit well into the palm, most people find the 7 inch tablet better for e-reading. It also has the same resolution as most other tablets at 10 inch size so you aren’t loosing on screen space, just physical size. To achieve a good reading angle, the 10 inch tablet has to propped against something and cannot be handled or held up with one hand as easily as 7-inch ones.

In summary, buy a 7-inch tablet if you want a lighter and portable device and you are on a budget for a cheap tablet suitable for web browsing and reading ebooks. Buy a 10-inch tablet if you type regularly and send emails, want to have a better movie experience on the larger screen and need more built-in memory. The 10-inch tablet tends to have a larger capacity than the 7 inch tablet.


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