on 19 February 2010
I was going to buy both the big dictionary and the big thesaurus, but figured the 2-in-1 option better suited my needs. However, whilst still some 1100 pages in size, it is too limited in depth to be anything more than an office or classroom dictionary, which I found a little disappointing. It has large, clear text yet at the sacrifice of word count. The dictionary is also quite a beast in physical size - It's certainly not one to carry about.
I'm satisfied with Chambers 2-in-1 dictionary, and know it will serve me well by my desk. I do wonder if I made the right choice though. Oh well!