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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 930
Other: USB foot-pedal or Strich BT-FP2, USB-MIDI connection to Kurzweil Forte 7 and Alesis Vortex Wireless
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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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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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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 930
Other: USB foot-pedal or Strich BT-FP2, USB-MIDI connection to Kurzweil Forte 7 and Alesis Vortex Wireless
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