Measuring Up: Tablet Size Comparisons

published Sep 3, 2010
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090310tabletssizes.jpgIf you were following tech news yesterday, you likely noticed a few notable announcements on the tablet front, with announcements of the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Toshiba Folio 100 widening the available options in the growing handheld computing category. But with all these models available and without the opportunity to hold them in your hand, how do you know which size is best for you? Knowing the physical dimensions of any device in relation to hand size can be the difference between comfy and cumbersome, so we’ve created a visual chart comparing many of the major models, alongside gathering images of all of these models in hand below…

The Apple iPad: 7.47″W x 9.56″L

Amazon Kindle 3G: 4.8″W x 7.5″L

Barnes and Noble Nook: 4.9″W x 7.7″L

JooJoo: 7.8″W x 12.8″L

Sony PRS-65 Touch Edition: 4.677″W x 6.614″L

Samsung Galaxy Tab: 4.471″W x 7.482″L

Toshiba Folio: 7.51″W x 11.054″L

ViewSonic ViewPad : 7″W x 10″L

Dell Streak: 3.1″W x 6″L

Archos 7: 7.8″W x 12.8″L

Which size do you feel is ideal for tablet-style computing? Does the expansive JooJoo tablet appeal to your more, the smartphone sized Dell Streak or something inbetween? With rumors of a smaller iPad coming this fall, it seems the answers are as personal as monitor size, whether you’ve got “man hands” or not.