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Toshiba Overreaches With 13-Inch Tablet
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MSURESH441
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MSURESH441,
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4/12/2012 | 12:59:52 PM
re: Toshiba Overreaches With 13-Inch Tablet
Oh, my god-- a tablet as large as a clipboard, and as heavy as one of those portfolio-sized day-planners. How could anyone possibly carry something so enormous around?

Someone who lives on Planet Earth might (as Tigger2 notes) WANT a device that can display almost a full sheet of paper. Weight of a kilo is an issue, but I'd assume they can bring that down over time.
herman_munster
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4/11/2012 | 9:53:55 PM
re: Toshiba Overreaches With 13-Inch Tablet
Wow, a 13" screen! That's got to be a trick to hold! I'd like to use it but, I'm just not sure what else I would do with it...
tigger2
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4/11/2012 | 8:30:20 PM
re: Toshiba Overreaches With 13-Inch Tablet
Well, doing the math it turns out that a 13.3" screen is just short of an 8 1/5x11" sheet of paper. I think I would really like to see a screen that shows a page. 2lbs. is a little much to shlep around, though.
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4/11/2012 | 6:09:29 PM
re: Toshiba Overreaches With 13-Inch Tablet
To be frank, some of us consumers want bigger tablets - not smaller. We're not all the same with the same needs and desires as you, Eric. When I heard companies were making tablets with screens smaller than 10" I had the same thought - "Who would want one of those?" - But people have their varied tastes.

In the near future, what I would like to see as my home computer is basically a tablet the size of a monitor (maybe 15" or so) that I can move around my house and use where needed with no keyboard or mouse. Slap a handle on it so I can carry it anywhere. That would be ideal for me whether you like it or not.

I was hoping your review would be why 13" was a technical reach and not just your opinion of why it would not appeal to people. I think that's more the kind of review we're interested in as a group.
melgross
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4/10/2012 | 11:56:35 PM
re: Toshiba Overreaches With 13-Inch Tablet
A boatload, as in a lifeboat.

I don't see the use of a tablet, which, despite its large size, has little advantage over other tablets in resolution, and which is well behind the new iPad.
mhill616
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4/10/2012 | 9:02:56 PM
re: Toshiba Overreaches With 13-Inch Tablet
So none of these Toshiba tablets have 4G or even 3G and their screens have only 30% and 60% the number of pixels respectively of the new iPad?

And yet even the cheapest 10" is $50 more expensive than Apple's $399 iPad 2?

And the 7.7" with a screen half the physical size is actually over $100 more expensive than the iPad 2?

Seriously?


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