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  • mevans336 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Who wants a 7" tablet with limited resolution? Reply
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Who wants a 9.7" 4:3 ratio tablet with limited resolution?

    ...oh, wait. Quite a lot of people did.
  • B3an - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Now now kids..

    They're all equally crap and useless :)

    *Waits for Surface*
  • nathanddrews - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    We love our Iconia A100 7" tablets. Resolution is just fine for the size and distance I hold it from my face. The ICS update made it even better! That said, I can't wait for an i5 Surface tablet! Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    I agree. WVGA is fine on a $200 7" device.

    Curiously, a 7" 1280x800 device nearly has the ppi of a 10.1" 1920x1200 device.

    While I would love to see 1920x1200 7" devices (and 2560x1600 10.1" devices), the resulting 323 ppi would push the device (far) above the $200 mark and out of the impulse purchase zone. Maybe next year.
  • steven75 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    4:3 is much preferable to 16:9 on a tablet. That means you can use it *comfortably* in either orientation, and it matches the dimensions of a sheet of letter paper or a typical magazine perfectly. Reply
  • Impulses - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    It also means you waste a ton of screen space during media playback. Reply
  • Spunjji - Thursday, June 28, 2012 - link

    For a start, this tablet is 16:10. Subtle difference perhaps, but then the general ballyhoo surrounding the change from 16:10 to 16:9 in PC monitors suggests otherwise. If you have trouble holding a 16:10 tablet, your problems extend beyond the tablet itself.

    16:10 also enables you to have a nice 1:1.4 ratio page in the middle of the screen with software controls above/below. 1:1.4 being the ratio of the A4 page, also known as the world's paper standard.

    I can make arguments like this all day long, but in the end it's personal preference and yours does not have some magical objective force making it preside over others'.
  • Dribble - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    The top selling non-apple tablet by a long way is 7 inch, with limited res and costs $200. Reply
  • Romberry - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    1280x800 on a 7 inch tablet isn't exactly low resolution. Since I don't read with my eye a half inch away from the screen, I expect that resolution will be passable. People caught up in marketing speak may not agree, but what the heck... Reply
  • EnzoFX - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Seriously. The standard now for 7" is 1024x600, and last year it was 840x480?. 1024x600 should be more than adequate considering 1024x768 on 10" is what I use now =P. 1280x800 on 7" should look great! Not Retina great, but still great. Reply
  • mcnabney - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    If you hold a 1280x800 display 14" from your eyes it will be 'retina' quality. The quality of DPI is completely dependent on viewing distance. Reply
  • gorash - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    A 13" Macbook Pro h the same resolution. I guess nobody wants that. Reply
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  • menikku - Monday, December 17, 2012 - link

    here is no doubt that Google Nexus 7 is great. However,Google Nexus 7 also has a few drawbacks,like the storage space is not expandable and only one camera. Why not try Ainol Novo 7 Venus? Ainol Novo 7 Venus is a great alternative in my opinion. It is also powered by Quad Core CPU ACT-ATM7029 based on Cortex A9 that runs up to 1.5GHz,it has dual cameras,features the same 7 inch 1280X800 IPS screen as Google Nexus 7. One drawback of Ainol Novo 7 Venus is that it has 8GB Nand Flash,but expandable to 32GB - this is very important and matters,I like this.It's sold at $149.99 only from JSXL Technology. I share this just because I think the more choices of Tablet PCs,the better for us. Reply

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