Editors note – once the ipad was launched everyone said ‘wow’, awesome was the feedback that apple stores had queues of people trying to purchase the tablet on launch day, and four reincarnations later there’re still clambering to buy one, but since the first release, every company has followed the look and 10 inch tablets are the most popular pc tablet about the marketplace.
With large, clear screens and a somewhat ‘bulkier’ design, ten Inch tablets tend to feel that little bit more secure. If your eyesight isn’t quite as acute (for example if you are far sighted or near sighted), you’ll find a great deal of rewards in the ten-Inch screen. Most 10-Inch screens these days project crystal clarity, with an incredible array of colours and sights available to the user. A 10-Inch tablet is slightly more likely to be fully HD as well.
Another good point about the 10 Inch tablets is the touch screen function. On a smaller screen, the icons tend to be a little bunched together and it’s annoyingly easy to press the wrong one if you’re in a hurry. On a ten-Inch screen, however, you can forget about all that. The icons are clearly placed, easy to find and (on a good tablet) highly responsive.
Generally, the best 10-Inch tablets feel sturdier. Their increased heft allows for stronger bodywork and they are slightly more likely to incorporate harder plastics, rubber sides and even metals in the construction of their outer casing. A 10-Inch tablet can appear more professional as a result of this and seems less like an oversized smartphone.
So, with that in mind, a 10-Inch tablet is recommended for a desktop user who is likely to find the transition to a tablet to be somewhat difficult. You can get tablets (of both sizes) with attachable keypads, thus mimicking the main attributes of a desktop, but 7-Inch tablets tend to have smaller keypads which, once again, can be frustrating if the buttons are too close to each other.
If you aren’t planning on travelling with your 10-Inch tablet that often, it also makes a nice extra computer terminal. When placed on a stand in the corner of a room, the tablet can be used for quick net searches, catching eBay items at the last minute, playing your iTunes library or watching streamed TV. In this capacity, the extra size tends to be an advantage as opposed to a drawback.
So that’s the plus points of the best 10-Inch tablet. It is bigger, bulkier and heavier, but it is also sturdier, clearer and more desktop-like. A useful item to have around the home, or else to take caravanning or bringing with you when you’re going away overnight, (you can watch movies with clearer picture and make better quality Skype calls home), a 10-Inch tablet is just that little bit more practical (and, it could be argued, a bit more user-friendly) than its little brother.