Just how big is big enough?
While companies and people alike revere slim and small, tablet-wise, size does not seem to be a problem for the French company Archos, after unveiling the newest addition to its line-up of Android tablets, FamilyPad 2 with a 13.3 inch screen.
The Jelly Bean-running FamilyPad 2, expected to cost $390, features upgraded hardware compared to the earlier iteration such as a 1280 x 800 screen resolution, a dual-core Cortex-A9 processor with a quad-core GPU, 1 GB of RAM with 8GB internal storage and two 2MP cameras, one front-facing and the other at the rear.
The launching of the 13.3 inch tablet is seen by online analysts as Archos' and thus, is Google's response to the launch of the Microsoft Surface Pro that features a slightly smaller screen size (10.6 inches) albeit with a higher resolution (1920 x 1080) and Windows 8 for tablets.
For so long, size has been one of the most marketable assets of a tablet PC; be it an Android-powered slate or an iOS-begotten iPad. The diminutive size of a tablet can be compared to notebooks and even netbooks. Their size made them ideal for everyday usage be it minimal document editing or even playing multimedia on the go.