And the ideal size for a tablet is ...

What's the ideal size for a tablet computer?

What's the ideal size for a tablet computer?

See, the reason I ask is that I'm not sure that OEMs really know. Apple went for 9.7-inch for the iPad, HP went for 8.9 for the Slate, Samsung and RIM went even smaller and the Galaxy Tab and PlayBook are both 7-inch. I'm just naming a few here, and expect an avalanche of new tablets to appear over the next year or so.

So what is the "sweet spot size."

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My take on this is that there isn't that one sweet spot. Like notebooks and netbooks, there is no one ideal size. But, that doesn't stop OEMs using screen size as a way to differentiate their product from the competition. Yes, it's come down to that ...