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Yeah i would rather read in single page anyway, I was thinking cant i just get a 7" or so and read well on that, Plenty people have said before to get an 8 or 9 inch tablet instead so the manga fits better on screen but i find the 10" is more common (also the rare case that a 8" tab will prolly be a 7" when you get it :/ )
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Yeah i would rather read in single page anyway, I was thinking cant i just get a 7" or so and read well on that, Plenty people have said before to get an 8 or 9 inch tablet instead so the manga fits better on screen but i find the 10" is more common (also the rare case that a 8" tab will prolly be a 7" when you get it :/ )

7" works very well for manga as long as the resolution is high enough (at least 1280*800). American comics are bigger so 10.1" might work better but I find no issues reading them on a 7" screen.

8" are generally 7.9" similar to the iPad Mini.
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If you prefer reading double page spreads in landscape mode, though, 4:3 retina/QXGA is pretty much a requirement.

Indeed. Two page spread on a 1280x800 7" is so painful. sad-smiley-002.gif

If I were more into comics I would buy an iPad with Retina solely for 4:3 being the perfect ratio.
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Indeed. Two page spread on a 1280x800 7" is so painful. sad-smiley-002.gif

If I were more into comics I would buy an iPad with Retina solely for 4:3 being the perfect ratio.

Meh, even 10.1" 1920*1200 is awkward for double page spreads. You just get a huge pillarbox. For single page portrait, though 16:10 works pretty great.
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yep, 16:10 portrait is perfect. at 5x7, the ratio is well, 7:5 hah, which is the same as 14:10. Meaning you'll have a little bit of room to spare on the top and bottom of the screen, which is perfectly fine. Width is more important when it comes to fitting a full page on the screen. I'd rather have a little up and down gaps than side to side.
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yep, 16:10 portrait is perfect. at 5x7, the ratio is well, 7:5 hah, which is the same as 14:10. Meaning you'll have a little bit of room to spare on the top and bottom of the screen, which is perfectly fine. Width is more important when it comes to fitting a full page on the screen. I'd rather have a little up and down gaps than side to side.

From ICS onwards, you barely get a top letterbox since the bottom status/nav bar is pretty much spot on for that extra vertical space (unless you're running a custom ROM that allows fullscreen or have an app such as fullscreen+ installed). Completely agree on the letterbox vs pillarbox thing although for me, it also depends on how big the pillarboxes/letterboxes are (e.g. letter-sized PDF has a small pillarbox in 4:3 displays but very large letterboxing on 16:10 when viewed in portrait).
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