Massive 11.8-inch Samsung Retina Display Tablet in the Works

In the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung, we continue to get inside looks of past, present and future products and designs from both Samsung and Apple. This is likely bad news for these two companies, but great news for those of us that like to look at concept devices and get a sneak peak at what the future might bring. In the California trial today, Samsung revealed that it is working on a new tablet, codenamed “P10”, which would feature LTE connectivity and a massive 11.8-inch display with a 2560×1600 resolution.

Considering that the new iPad hit not too long ago with its “retina” display, it was only a matter of time before Samsung hit back with something of a similar resolution. How big is too big though? Some might think this monster just isn’t practical, but it all depends on what you are using it for. Many people who prefer the idea of throwing a tablet in their purse and taking it everywhere feel that the 10-inch form factor is too big and that nothing over 7-inches is a truly portable device, others love the iPad and take it everywhere, and then there are even Toshiba Thrive owners that lug around 13-inchers

For use around the house, especially with the assistance of a stand, the 11.8-inch tablet could be a perfect fit for many users. Right now we don’t know a ton about it other than the court documents refer to it as a 2012 product. What do you think of an 11.8-inch tablet? Too big, or just the right size for family, business and around-the-house use?

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