WAR: 7-INCH VS 10-INCH TABLETS

By on January 4, 2013
7 inch vs 10 inch tablets

Since tablets made headlines, there has been high competition in the market resulting in variations including sizes. The 2 most popular tablet sizes are 10 inches and 7 inches. The 7 inches tablets have won the hearts of several would-be tablet owners while other tablet owners are also shifting interest to the 7 inches. But, is it just a matter of size? Why would people want to choose to read on a 7 inches at all if there is a bigger screen? What are the Pros and Cons? Perhaps you might have such questions especially if you are aspiring to buy a tablet soon and you just don’t want to make a wrong decision. There are factors that will help you make the right choice. Make sure to pick your personal winner for each category of the comparison below:

 

1. SIZE

This might seem like the major difference between the 10 inch and the 7 inch tablets because this is one of the very first differences you notice on the two devices. The 7 inch tablets are obviously more portable compared to the 10 inch tablets. They can easily be kept in a bag, purse, jacket pocket and some trouser pockets. This is a major attraction for travelers.

On the other hand, the 10 inch tablets, though not as portable as the 7 inch, is a better typing tool for journalists who are always on the road. It’s possible to touch type with all fingers on a ten-inch screen’s keyboard. Watching movies is better on the ten-inch because of the bigger screen.

 

2. PRICE

A $200-$300 average budget is needed for the 7-inch tablets while the 10-inch will definitely set you back $500-$800. This is one of the determinants of the sudden shift to 7-inch tablets by many as the technical difference in most cases is not alarming.

The major factors that determine the price are the brand and technical features. You might want to be sure that you are not just buying a name but also getting the best out of the tablet for the price tag compared to other tablets in the same price tag category.

 

3. HARDWARE

This is almost the most important factor to pick your device. You have to know what you need before you can buy what you need. For example, it is of no point getting a 7-inch tablet when all you will be using a tablet for is watching movies.

tablet war

tablet war

The 10-inch will serve you better because of the bigger screen. So, think of what you will be using your tablet for, place them on priority scale and then you can probably make a better choice.

Nonetheless, most ten-inch tablets are most likely to have better hardware due to the available space. The larger tablets tend to offer more capacity, such as 32GB and 64GB of storage. This is useful if you want to store films, games and music on your tablet.

7-inch tablets, on the other hand, are less likely to have rear-facing cameras at all. The Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7 stick to 1.2-megapixel front-facing cameras only; the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 has a meager 3-megapixel rear camera, with a VGA one on the front. 10-inch tablets are adapting almost full laptop capabilities such as USB and HDMI ports which is less likely on the 7-inch considering the space available for hardware. On the other hand, some brands are making 7-inch tablets which are competitive against the 10-inch tablets so you really do want to compare the specification of both options.

One Comment

  1. Ali Deedat

    January 4, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Great !….I think, I’ll get an ipad mini.

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