The difference between 7″ and 10″

People are convinced that a 7 inch tablet is an interesting proposition if you already have a  4 inch smartphone and think the iPad is too heavy, to large or too expensive.

I had the chance to test out some differences between my iPad with retina screen, and the Nexus 7.

In portrait mode, using the BostonGlobe.com website which since 2011 is made with HTML5 responsive design to cater for smartphones to very large displays, the difference is large:

You can see that the designers decided to switch to a single column in this version.

On the iPad, however, you get a magazine-like view with two columns.

You would then think that the Nexus 7 would be better usable in landscape mode. This is not the case.

You get barely one headline!

On the iPad, I don’t feel the BostonGlobe works as good as in portrait, but it is obvious you have much more content than on the Nexus 7.