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    News - Rumour Mill: Apple to launch the iPad tablet in January 2010?

    No one does it much better than Apple, and the tablet to own may be here next month.
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    Re: News - Rumour Mill: Apple to launch the iPad tablet in January 2010?

    the size is wrong, if people go for portability they'll go for a 5" screen, if they want a reasonable size they'll go for 10"+

    I can't see it being 7", partly because of the aforementioned reason but also because last time I checked they don't do 1280x720 or 1366x768 in a 7" form.

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    Re: News - Rumour Mill: Apple to launch the iPad tablet in January 2010?

    7" Makes sense to me - it's about the same size as most paperbacks..
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    Re: News - Rumour Mill: Apple to launch the iPad tablet in January 2010?

    Well, it needs to be high enough resolution to give you enough viewing space. The original eee pc had a 7 inch screen and was great due to its ground breaking format. However there is a reason all the successive netbooks had larger screens. High res on 7 inches is tiring on the eyes. Sure the tablet will probably have all that pinching and zooming like the iphone, which is partially tolerable on a phone, but this tablet is not targeting the phone market. Apple already have the iphone there as we all know and in my opinion the iphone is an incredible product. Personally I wonder if the target audience actually exists for a small tablet.

    As others have said is a 5 inch tablet (or a 7 inch one) a solution to a problem that doesn't exist?

    I for one will keeping an interest in this and am eager for some announcement from Apple. Some hard facts from them could be very enlightening.

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    Re: News - Rumour Mill: Apple to launch the iPad tablet in January 2010?

    I can't wait to see how over priced this is!

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    Re: News - Rumour Mill: Apple to launch the iPad tablet in January 2010?

    The original eee pc 701 had a 7" screen for reasons of cost, battery life, weight, the actual case was 10" and could fit a 9" screen in it (the soon to follow eee pc 900 version)

    A paperback book is 8" so enough space for a 7" screen.

    I would love a little tablet pc that size, however knowing apple and their pricing strategy, I'd have to sell both my legs and an arm to afford it.

    EDIT: ps the XO uses a 7.5" 1200x900 screen

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