Laptop, tablet or phone

stavros130277

just curious, I have been playing a lot of daily tournament games on my phone lately and seem to find it too addictive anywhere I go. Any spare minute and I’m checking to see if it’s my move.

Trouble is I seem to make more mistakes with the smaller screen.

What is your preference and does anybody think playing on phone app is a bad idea ?

daxypoo
i use ios app exclusively and when i play games i use tablet

for puzzles and forums phone is easier
daxypoo
and i only play games in my home

out and about is phone and puzzles only
stavros130277

why Don’t you play games on your phone, may I ask

daxypoo
lol- because it is too small and too easy to make input errors

stavros130277

That’s what I’m thinking. Think I’m gonna stop

BlunderousWilliam
daxypoo wrote:
lol- because it is too small and too easy to make input errors

Not to mention chess.com on iOS has some major bugs... Or maybe they got rid of those? I'm not sure. Either way, I personally prefer using a laptop. It's easier for me to click the right squares, and unlike my phone, it shows the cause of a draw, win or loss at the end of a game, rather than just 'draw', 'you won', or 'you lost'.

snoozyman
I prefer a real board...but if it’s online I prefer to use a laptop or PC for longer games like rapid. For mindless speed chess like blitz or bullet I prefer using the phone app.
gav09
snoozyman wrote:
I prefer a real board...but if it’s online I prefer to use a laptop or PC for longer games like rapid. For mindless speed chess like blitz or bullet I prefer using the phone app.

I agree, I prefer a chess board than a computer screen or I phone screen not only because of no input errors but also the expierence is just in my oppinion so much better,

 

stavros130277

When you both say a real board. I am posting on a online chess site. A real board is for playing someone in person. I am talking about online chess as we play in this site

KingMoored

I've had no problems using the chess.com app on my 10 inch, less that $100, Android tablet. My tablet has only about 1 GB of RAM and can only use the 2.4 GHz WiFi band, but I've experience no lag or disconnects.  The post Game Analysis reports are also very quick and a pleasure to use.  Oh, and I only use the 3D chess pieces to give a very nice OTB look to my  games. happy.png

Woollysock
I use my iPad for chess and forums using the app iOS ......I don’t use my phone for chess , cos I find its too small and easy too make a mistake, due to the fat finger issue.
BadBishopJones3

I find the phone app for playing games to be very responsive and accurate. In fact - I make fewer “mouse slips” than when previously using comp/mouse ! Settings allow for both type move entry- but I primarily click over drag.

BadBishopJones3

v3.9.17(1) is released.

jwg1123

I like playing on my touch screen laptop

ericspery

I mostly play with 24 hour moves, so I love the analysis board on the laptop in browser. I do all my planning and thinking about the game there. After I make my move there, I'm like you, I'm constantly checking my phone to see if my opponent's made their move. If they have, and I can recall what I'm going to do, I'll make the move on the the mobile app, but often I note the move and start thinking and finish those thoughts back on the laptop. The analysis tool on the mobile app is nice to mess around in, but I'm just not as comfortable with it as I am with the browser app.

Problem5826

Laptop and phone. Never played a chess game with a mouse yet. I dislike desktop PC gaming in general.

zorbazorbs

I have played on both mobile and computer, about 2700 or so games on mobile and 300 on computer. I feel like computer is much nicer, but I use mobile because I am on the go.

NathanDrake12345

Desktop PC!

FlawlessJuice

Your PC is best for chess.com (PC stands for Private Computer)