Poll: What’s your preferred tablet size?

Was writing down my review of the Dell Streak 5 but had a hard time calling it a tablet considering its size. So the thought came up that I should do a poll and ask readers what they think is the most ideal size for a tablet.

Currently, there are a number of form factors and sizes — you have the 10.1″ which is represented by the iPad 2, Asus Transformer, Acer Iconia Tab A500, Motorola Xoom as well as the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1.

There’s also the odd 8.9″ size which is represented by the LG Optimus Pad and the Galaxy Tab 3G 8.9.

The 7-inch is a very popular size as well with the original Galaxy Tab P1000, BlackBerry Playbook, HTC Flyer, ViewSonic ViewPad 7, Archos 70, Huawei Ideos S7 and the Cherry Mobile Superion.

Then, there’s the lonesome Dell Streak 5 at the 5-inch range.

So, why don’t we just put this to a vote, shall we?

What’s your ideal tablet size?

a) 10.1″

b) 8.9″

c) 7″

d) 5″

e) others

Go hit the comments to register your answer and also tell us why.

36 Comments on this Post

  1. Jay Quing

    7″. Perfect size. Perfect portability. Perfect for the people on the go.

  2. Iyan Sommerset

    While I’d probably love a 9″ or a 10″, it’s 7″ for me on account of me being a walking GPS junkie.

  3. joshuab


  4. Grooveless

    10.1″ for me.

    I have a Coby Kyros MID7015 that I got as a gift and based on my experience with it, I would prefer a tablet with a larger screen size.

    Reason is I would probably use it mostly for the following:

    Reading Comics – 10.1″ is closest to natural size of comics. 7″ just makes me zoom a lot; Especially for splash pages.

    Reading books – more screen real-estate less page flips. :)

    Playing casual games – bigger is often times better when it comes to display size for games.

    As for portability, I put my 7-incher in a bag when I travel anyway so a 10-incher is not much difference.

  5. jhoravi

    Where is the POLL so i can vote?

  6. I own a 10.1 inch windows tablet,
    I chose it coz there’s no other windows tablet smaller than 10.1 in the Philippines.

    But If I can have things my way, I would probably choose 8.9 coz its not too big, and the screen would be large enough for me to read Ebooks, comics, forums, watch movies, without having to always zoom in.

    And yes, I prefer a Windows OS on a tablet, coz an aOS or iOS has limited capabilities, especially when installing apps that I need on the go.

    So, 8.9 inch display with nice graphics, plus Windows OS and longer battery life.. that would be a good combination for a tablet.

  7. I go for letter “C”

  8. id go for a 10.1″ tab, its more comfortable to type in a keyboard using your both hands rather than struggling yourself with the small keys with you big thumb! and as for webpage rendering, having a wide screen is more comfortable to the eye…

  9. mr. bogus

    10.1 for apps

    8.9 and 7 for e book reading

  10. 7″. Perfect for playing Temple Run!


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