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Large screen tablets
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I  bought the Samsung View about a month ago and have been using it the last few weeks for all my playing/gigs. Prior to this I was using the Tab Pro 12.2. Here are a few observations:

1. The screen is awesome! I am REALLY enjoying using MS Pro in two page mode. It is a little smaller than normal sheet music, but not much. I even played an outdoor gig and could see just fine. The only problem (with tablets in general) is glare. You just have to adjust the angle slightly to minimize it. Also, there's some discussion on other boards about the screen resolution of the View, since it's not as good as the Note Pro. Trust me, it's not a problem.  

The only minor irritation with regard to the screen is a 1/2 inch menu bar at the bottom that will not disappear when not being used. It will for some apps, but not MS Pro. That's too bad because it decreases the size of the displayed pages. 

2. Battery life is very good. I play in a big band and after our 2 hr rehearsal, I still had about 85% left with the screen brightness set halfway.

3. My one big reservation I had before purchasing was the quirky two position stand attached to the back of the tablet. My initial impression when viewing at Best Buy was that it was a poor design and wouldn't work well on a music stand. I have to admit that it works better than I had imagined. If you put the stand in the lower position (think in your lap), it works fine. You just have to tilt the music stand back a bit to make the angle work for you. Not a big deal really.

4. My one big caution for anyone thinking about using the View is the weight. It's over 6lbs. Very heavy for a tablet. You will need a heavy duty stand for this one. I normally use a Manhasset Voyager as my gig rig, but it was far too flimsy. I had to use my heavy duty Pro Line stand from GC. This actually works well, but I also added a rubber washer to the angle adjustment of the stand to give it more bite and a small bungee cord to hold the tablet tightly against the music stand.  

5. My only other caution would be finding a case to carry it in. It will not fit in a normal size bag. It is just too wide. You can buy one from Samsung or find one yourself. I happen to have a North Face Router computer backpack that fits it perfectly. I really like using the backpack, because I can pack other stuff with the tablet to conserve space. It also frees my hands to carry other things.

Overall, it's a good fit for me. I'm an older guy and I don't have 20/20 vision anymore. This tablet coupled with MS Pro is a tough combination to beat as long as you can deal with the weight/size.  As far as large tablets go, there are several that will do a great job if you just need to display one page at a time. However, if you are like me and really want a big display in two page mode, the list gets a lot smaller and I think this is probably the best choice of anything that I have looked at. 

Just my $.02.

Toney
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Large screen tablets - by BandLeader - 12-27-2013, 08:36 PM
RE: Large screen tablets - by Jan - 12-27-2013, 09:49 PM
RE: Large screen tablets - by BandLeader - 12-30-2013, 06:00 AM
RE: Large screen tablets - by GraemeJ - 12-28-2013, 01:54 AM
RE: Large screen tablets - by bobrhett - 12-29-2013, 10:02 AM
RE: Large screen tablets - by GraemeJ - 12-30-2013, 07:00 AM
RE: Large screen tablets - by jeffn1 - 12-30-2013, 07:16 AM
RE: Large screen tablets - by pauljohn - 07-06-2014, 01:12 AM
RE: Large screen tablets - by Mark - 07-06-2014, 07:05 PM
RE: Large screen tablets - by Brian3284 - 02-25-2016, 05:12 AM
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RE: Large screen tablets - by Kathi - 07-11-2014, 07:22 AM
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RE: Large screen tablets - by Brian3284 - 02-26-2016, 02:19 AM
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RE: Large screen tablets - by TFender - 07-02-2016, 01:37 PM
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RE: Large screen tablets - by Musicaltwig - 09-01-2016, 01:40 PM
RE: Large screen tablets - by Brian3284 - 11-06-2016, 03:53 AM
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RE: Large screen tablets - by Zubersoft - 02-19-2021, 04:46 PM
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