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Thinner and lighter
As tablets have become thinner and lighter, they have become easier to carry and — more importantly — easier to use in the hand. The most current tablets are pretty thin and light, but there needs to be even less of our dream tablet to make it perfect.
Most 10-inch tablets are about 1.5 pounds, and while this is not bad, they can still get tiresome to hold for very long. We have used tablets as light as 1.3 pounds and these have been a big improvement over the heavier slates. We would like to see our perfect tablet to come in at 1.2 pounds on the scale. Any lighter and it might just float away.
One of the reasons the iPad was adopted so quickly was due to its insane thickness, or, rather, thinness, compared to anything that came before it. This makes it more comfortable to hold for extended periods, and keeps it from being too bulky when you add a case to the package. Our dream tablet needs to come in at around a quarter inch on the thickness scale. This will take it down a notch in size and just make it better than anything else.
Tablets usually have two cameras, one on the front for video calling and another on the back for taking pictures and shooting video. Typically the front camera will be less resolute than the one on the rear, as a web cam isn't considered to be a high-resolution need.
We'd like to change that on our dream tablet with a 1080p web cam on the front. Video calling is a great function on the tablet and we want ours to send super video to our call mates.
The rear camera should be even higher quality than the web cam for shooting those photos/videos. Sure, it looks goofy to hold a tablet up to do those things, but in a pinch it's good to have that camera available. That's why we want our dream tablet's rear camera to be at least 12MP.
Fast 4G, and that means LTE
We plan on using our perfect tablet everywhere we go, so that means good connectivity outside the world of wi-fi. We're talking fast 4G of the long-term evolution (LTE) variety.
LTE can offer speeds as fast as many wi-fi hotspots, and that's what we want on our tablet. It's our dream after all, right?