Massive new rumors iPad 16 inch I was very pleased with the model, as a fan of the category I called Obnoxiously Large Mobile Devices. While others scoffed, I welcomed the news with joy. I absolutely love scaled screens and am delighted to see that my new toy is too big for each of my bags.
My first example is an old Apple Powerbook G4 17-inch laptop that I bought in 2003. I went to one of the first Apple Store locations in New York’s SoHo neighborhood to see the product announcement and was blown away by the incredible device. I got a store loan to buy it because I was a high school English teacher who wrote about freelance technology.
Every time I opened the Powerbook, I smiled. The lid was big and heavy, but when the LCD lit up and filled with color, I was washed over by an ocean of pixels. Before VR goggles or big 60-inch TVs, this was the closest I’d ever come to total immersion.
Of course, Apple currently does 16-inch Macbook Probut a $2,500 car is overkill for my simple, personal needs (and my job won’t step forward to buy one for me).
A 16-inch iPad would cost more than you think
We don’t have an exact idea of how Apple will price the 16-inch iPad Pro, but we can bet that it will be priced high. iPad Pro 12.9 (2022)and probably more than anything else The best iPads. Adding a 3-inch display from a 13-inch to a 16-incher adds a lot more screen real estate than you might expect.
The 12.9-inch iPad screen has an area of 80 square inches. A 16-inch iPad screen would have more than 122 square inches of screen real estate. This is a 50% increase in the volume of the component, which is the most expensive part.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the 16-inch iPad Pro, or iPad Ultra, or whatever it’s called, adds $1,000 to the price of the iPad Pro 12.9. Of course, this puts its price very close to the Macbook Pro 16-inch, but what the iPad lacks in a keyboard is a touch screen, and the Macbook Pro lacks all the mobile technologies like GPS and 5G cellular connectivity. . It is easy to imagine such a narrow price gap between them.
My favorite obnoxiously large device is Samsung
It won’t be an iPad I can afford, but it does remind me of the wonderful, amazing, ridiculous device that Samsung sold a few years ago. Galaxy view. I loved my 17-inch Powerbook and keep its defunct shell for my personal museum, but it wasn’t my favorite Obnoxiously Large Mobile. This title belongs in my Galaxy view.
The Samsung Galaxy View will make you think “What?!” three times.
The View is a large 18.4-inch Android-powered tablet. It’s so big it has a handle and it only works in landscape orientation. What!?
The Galaxy View has a permanently attached stand with a hinge. You can try standing or angling the View to type on the screen. However, the hinge is permanently bent and the View can never lie flat. What?!!?
I love the Galaxy View, my son loves the Galaxy View, and everyone I know who has a Galaxy View loves them. I love it so much that I bought one for myself when I worked at Samsung so I could always have mine. I still use it regularly. What?!?!?!
It wasn’t expensive when I bought it, because the product is not very popular, so I bought it for less than $400. It was one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. Now you can use them for sky high prices, but I wouldn’t buy them. There was a sequel, but I don’t think it sold well.
I need a mobile smart TV, not a tablet
I love the Galaxy look because it serves as my big screen TV for emergencies. I recently moved from Washington, D.C. to New York City, and my furniture consisted of a chair and a large box for a few days at either end of the move. My TV was in storage, my game consoles were packed away.
I installed my Galaxy look in the box and felt right at home. Sitting a few feet away, the 18.4-inch display takes up as much of my viewing space as a wall-mounted big-screen TV. The Full HD picture isn’t very high quality, but my shows still look great on the screen.
Best of all, it moves away from me like a TV instead of being in my face and hands like a phone or tablet screen. I can eat lunch and watch a show. I cuddle two dogs at the same time while binge-watching Netflix. I can’t do this if I have an iPad or a phone.
The Galaxy View is also large and durable. It doesn’t feel like a flat iPad that would crack if you drop it, or bend if you sit on it. You don’t sit in the Galaxy View, it takes up all the space. I threw it in my carry-on and took it on the plane. It doesn’t quite fit on an airplane tray table, but it’s a great addition to a hotel room.
Samsung, nobody needs a Galaxy Tab Ultra Ultra
If Apple releases a hyper-expensive, 16-inch iPad, I hope Samsung sees a suitable opportunity as a competitor. Samsung makes an Android tablet with a large display that has already been marketed as an ultra-premium tablet: Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. It’s a 14.6-inch tablet and starts at $1,000 in the US. I don’t want an even bigger, more expensive tablet from Samsung, and I think the market will agree.
I wish Samsung would make it simpler. Give the Galaxy View a device that can compete with the larger iPad. If Apple is going for 16-inch, Samsung should go for 19-inch or more, but it should have the same focus as the Galaxy View – not for close-up work, but to replace a large TV.
Such a tablet can reduce costs in several ways. It doesn’t need a 4K display. Even a Full HD resolution screen would be better if it were OLED, but tech enthusiasts would probably cry about this feature.
It doesn’t need the fastest processors because it doesn’t handle 4K ProRes video editing like the 16-inch iPad Pro. It doesn’t need the support of the S Pen because it won’t be close to touch most of the time.
With a cost-of-living crisis, Samsung can aggressively counter the 16-inch iPad Pro with an affordable Galaxy Tab in the vein of the legendary Galaxy View. I want to live with my big tablet for years and not pay for it.