Why are there no decently powerful 7 inch tablets anymore?

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  1. Bryon15
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    Bryon15 GBAtemp Maniac

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    The last high end 7 inch tablet was the asus memo pad me572c.

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/asus-memo-pad-7-me572c-cl

    Which came out back in 2014. It was great. But unfortunately asus doesn't make it anymore. Don't know why. Today the 7 inch tablets don't seem to be as good (spec wise) as the asus memo pad from 2014. I've been searching and the closest I've found is the samsung galaxy tab A 7.0

    http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_tab_a_7_0_(2016)-7880.php

    That came out in 2016. Yet the specs aren't as good as the asus that came out 2 years prior. 1.5gb of ram isn't enough. Why they do this?
     
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    Everything has to be giant now..
     
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    Because the market for performance tabs prefer 10-12" where as the market for smaller tabs tend to only use it for basic web browsing, ebooks, and basic media consumption.
     
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    In my mind there is not much point to 7" tablets anymore as phones with around 6" screens are becoming very common and there are even phones with larger screens.
     
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    i do believe for the small tablets people will go for the cheaper...
    and the fact by having the plus sized phones made thoose tablets obsolente...
     
  6. emigre

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    The small tablet market is just a race to the bottom now. It doesn't help the general tablet market has turned to shit.
     
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    Because smartphones are nearly that big anyway.
     
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    Wait till phones evolve into 7" again.
    They're currently at 5.75 even to 6.5inch big.
    I personally would get 8 inch tablet. I have 8.9inch one and I can grab it with my whole hand. (Not even joking)
     
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    Essentially the same reason there's no good 4" phone anymore other than the iPhone SE - manufacturers assume that demand for smaller devices is decreasing, which is not the case.
     
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    The 7 inch market became saturated to shit years ago and has never recovered due to larger phones and the fact that now most tablets worth shit realize that and instead seek a different form factor.
     
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    Yeah, I like the SE's small size, my hands are tiny and... newer phones aren't great for me because of that reason. >_<
     
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    Yes, it's called the K1 tablet, and it's a powerful 7" tablet, so...not sure what the issue is.
     
  13. Bryon15
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    They don't make that anymore though. Plus at 12.48 ounces, it's too heavy. The asus memo pad me572c was only 9.44 ounces.
     
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    I suspect suspect its a combination of price and an increase in the availability of components designed to be cheap in the first place.
     
  15. emigre

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    Start lifting, brah.
     
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    I don't know what to tell you, I guess you're boned.
     
  17. Bryon15
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    I'm just going to get the samsung galaxy tab A 7.0