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In search of a 12-13 inch tablet with a 4:3 aspect ratio
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(01-03-2017, 02:00 AM)jeffn1 Wrote:
(01-01-2017, 08:14 PM)ShoshanaM Wrote:
(12-31-2016, 07:28 AM)jeffn1 Wrote: I'm still happy with my Hannspree and Apzen (I like Hanspree a little better).  Stylus does not work great. (and I don't use with bluetooth pedal).  But, I would rather get two tablets (for the price) and always have a backup.  (There are Not E-Readers).

Thank you Jeff. Is the Azpen 4:3? The Hanspree isn't available in the US and although I found it on ebay I'd rather get it from somewhere I can return it if there are any glitches in it. I see that the Azpen site does have it on sale right now so I'll look into it.

I think neither are 4/3 (they are 16/10?).  But, it has not bothered me (especially with the cropping option Mike provides in MS).

The big benefit to me is, if you can get them cheap enough, you can get two.  To me having two tablets (with one as back-up) is tremendous peace of mind.  It is worth more than the amenities of a more expensive tablet (and sometime the more expensive tablets have issues too).  I think many of the weaknesses of a cheaper tablet  (not as detailed picture, viewing angles, weak sound, etc) are not that important for this use.

There are probably other inexpensive 13 inch tablets to consider.  Just my $.02 for what its worth.

Jeff

Thanks. I just checked and the Azpen is 16:9.  I do know that we can crop the pages but don't know if it will be as good as if it were 4:3. I've got to look into that.
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(01-02-2017, 11:52 PM)otnt Wrote: New E Ink 13.3" with 4:3 ratio on the horizon:
http://zubersoft.com/mobilesheets/forum/...2#pid17502

No bluetooth.  Sad I heard back from Dasung.
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#13
There's going to be whole new platform of Chromebooks with official Android/Google Store with millions of apps including MS. Samsung Chromebooks Pro and Plus where revealed: 
- 12.3-inch displays with 2400x1600 resolution (3:2 aspect ratio),
- Touchscreen with stylus can flip and work as a tablet.
- Ultrathin and ultralight: Weighs 2.38 lbs.(1kg) and measures 0.5"(13mm) thin
- Bluetooth 4, microSD, 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage

Finally some brighter future then crappy 16:9 Azpen or Hanspree.



https://chromeunboxed.com/samsung-chrome...las-vegas/
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#14
I am really happy with Surface Pro 4. It has 3:2 aspect ratio, great 12,3 display and now that we have native Windows 10 app I really don't see any cons that might force me to trade it for another tablet.

Tablets: Surface Pro 4, ThinkPad 8; Mobile: Lumia 950
Other: Strich BT-FP2, USB-MIDI connection to Kurzweil Forte 7
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#15
Thanks! Does having it 3:2 bother you at all? I know that it's not as good as having 4:3 but is much better than 12:9.
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#16
I have an Acer Switch Alpha 12 that, according to http://pixensity.com/list/tablet/ is using a 3:2 ratio screen. It works well for me. It's a bit small (but still usable to me) when in landscape mode displaying two pages of piano music at once as long as I am familiar with the piece. It also works great in portrait mode with the bluetooth pedal set to scroll half a vertical page per tap.

    ...Doug
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#17
Quote:Thanks! Does having it 3:2 bother you at all? I know that it's not as good as having 4:3 but is much better than 12:9.

I use it in landscape with two pages view and I don't have any problem with that at all. With proper cropping whole screen is fully used.

Tablets: Surface Pro 4, ThinkPad 8; Mobile: Lumia 950
Other: Strich BT-FP2, USB-MIDI connection to Kurzweil Forte 7
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#18
***Bump***

So I got myself a Trekstor Surftab Theatre 13.3, mainly because it has a big screen. When I got it, I was a bit turned off by the screen ratio. It's 1920 x 1080, 16-9. I feel that because of the A4 pages we use over here, the ratio is wrong. I tried the cropping tool in MS, wich definitely bettered the view, but still..  I guess it was something I didn't expect or take into account. 

Now i'm deciding whether or not return the tablet. Obviously the price range is great (around €200). It has no problem loading large pdf's. Maybe a bit much reflection, but that might be corrected. And of course it's large. It's more like a plank you can hit someone with Wink   I wanted large, because i'm already wearing glasses, and it's not getting any better... 

I guess this is an endless discussion, but are their any people with advise? Stick with this one? It's my first step going digital with my sheet music. What I read was that 4:3 ratio is better, but then usually the android version is very low. I'm afraid that next year or so the specs of MS go up and the tablet is of no use anymore. Apple seems to be in 4:3, but they are expensive.. I'm already buying a new Roland HP 601 too, so i'm trying to find an acceptable solution here... 

Regards,
Mario
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(05-01-2018, 02:49 AM)digikleuter Wrote: ***Bump***

So I got myself a Trekstor Surftab Theatre 13.3, mainly because it has a big screen. When I got it, I was a bit turned off by the screen ratio. It's 1920 x 1080, 16-9. I feel that because of the A4 pages we use over here, the ratio is wrong. I tried the cropping tool in MS, wich definitely bettered the view, but still..  I guess it was something I didn't expect or take into account. 

Now i'm deciding whether or not return the tablet. Obviously the price range is great (around €200). It has no problem loading large pdf's. Maybe a bit much reflection, but that might be corrected. And of course it's large. It's more like a plank you can hit someone with Wink   I wanted large, because i'm already wearing glasses, and it's not getting any better... 

I guess this is an endless discussion, but are their any people with advise? Stick with this one? It's my first step going digital with my sheet music. What I read was that 4:3 ratio is better, but then usually the android version is very low. I'm afraid that next year or so the specs of MS go up and the tablet is of no use anymore. Apple seems to be in 4:3, but they are expensive.. I'm already buying a new Roland HP 601 too, so i'm trying to find an acceptable solution here... 

Regards,
Mario

Sounds similar to my tablet(s).  If the price was good and it works (you should be able to see the full charts pretty easily), I would tend to keep it.  MobileSheets (especially if you do not use audio), although very useful (and a great program), is basically a way of organizing and viewing pdfs (which uses much less resources than viewing videos or even surfing the web).  It does not require a powerful processor.  I have used inexpensive 13.3 tablets and been pretty happy with them.  Updates from MS have not caused a problem for me.
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(05-01-2018, 04:46 AM)jeffn1 Wrote:
(05-01-2018, 02:49 AM)digikleuter Wrote: ***Bump***

So I got myself a Trekstor Surftab Theatre 13.3, mainly because it has a big screen. When I got it, I was a bit turned off by the screen ratio. It's 1920 x 1080, 16-9. I feel that because of the A4 pages we use over here, the ratio is wrong. I tried the cropping tool in MS, wich definitely bettered the view, but still..  I guess it was something I didn't expect or take into account. 

Now i'm deciding whether or not return the tablet. Obviously the price range is great (around €200). It has no problem loading large pdf's. Maybe a bit much reflection, but that might be corrected. And of course it's large. It's more like a plank you can hit someone with Wink   I wanted large, because i'm already wearing glasses, and it's not getting any better... 

I guess this is an endless discussion, but are their any people with advise? Stick with this one? It's my first step going digital with my sheet music. What I read was that 4:3 ratio is better, but then usually the android version is very low. I'm afraid that next year or so the specs of MS go up and the tablet is of no use anymore. Apple seems to be in 4:3, but they are expensive.. I'm already buying a new Roland HP 601 too, so i'm trying to find an acceptable solution here... 

Regards,
Mario

Sounds similar to my tablet(s).  If the price was good and it works (you should be able to see the full charts pretty easily), I would tend to keep it.  MobileSheets (especially if you do not use audio), although very useful (and a great program), is basically a way of organizing and viewing pdfs (which uses much less resources than viewing videos or even surfing the web).  It does not require a powerful processor.  I have used inexpensive 13.3 tablets and been pretty happy with them.  Updates from MS have not caused a problem for me.

Thx for the reply. I guess it's not so much the specs that have me worried, just that I would be better off with some 4:3 tablet, maybe even a lower budget one that I'm not aware of. And where everyone says: sure that's much better.
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