“The aspect ratio on Google’s new tablet is the square root of two. Why?
As Google pointed out when it introduced the Pixel C, 1:√2 is the same aspect ratio used in international standard paper sizes like A4. (If you’re reading this wondering what the hell A4 paper is, you might be from North America, where 8.5 x 11-inches is the go-to letter paper size.) But it’s also pretty close to the display proportions on another Google product: the Chromebook Pixel. The Pixel’s aspect ratio isn’t quite 1:√2, but at 3:2 it’s fairly close, and it, too, raised eyebrows for being so square when it first launched in 2013.”
Its kinda cool to hear that some folks are thinking about the future with tablet design. If you look at the sales figures for smartphones, tablets, and laptops, you see that the growth curve for smartphones (and phablets) has flattened out while tablets and laptops are coming back. The reason is that many folks are actually concerned about being productive. The ability to actually create and communicate documents is more important to many than just having Facebook, Youtube and email access on a device like a smartphone or phablet.
Thanks to Wired