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    I went to play with a new ipad.

    Went to play with a new iPad today at my local pc world. I must say that I was quite disappointed. I was expecting massive things from the screen but to be honest it just seemed a tad better. I tried various things with an iPad 2 at the side of the new one. One of them being, zoom in on text in the web browser. The new iPad was clearer but not by a massive "holy **** I've got to get me one of these" difference.

    Overall, its thicker than the iPad 2 but not really that noticeable, feels heavier but for me that's a good thing because it makes it feel more of a product and not cheap.
    I tried the camera and to be fair it was ok, but again I wasn't blown away.

    I'll probably buy one eventually to upgrade from my iPad 1 but not for a while. I'll wait to see what problems occur with the new one, if any.

    Andy

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    i hear ya andy and i agree i really don't see what everyone is talking about as far as the screen being so good. i still think my samsung GS2 screen looks better. sometimes it's not just about the numbers. but how good it looks to the human eye. jmo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyvalver
    Went to play with a new iPad today at my local pc world. I must say that I was quite disappointed. I was expecting massive things from the screen but to be honest it just seemed a tad better. I tried various things with an iPad 2 at the side of the new one. One of them being, zoom in on text in the web browser. The new iPad was clearer but not by a massive "holy **** I've got to get me one of these" difference.

    Overall, its thicker than the iPad 2 but not really that noticeable, feels heavier but for me that's a good thing because it makes it feel more of a product and not cheap.
    I tried the camera and to be fair it was ok, but again I wasn't blown away.

    I'll probably buy one eventually to upgrade from my iPad 1 but not for a while. I'll wait to see what problems occur with the new one, if any.

    Andy
    You must have horrible vision.... Or you just looked at the wrong text.

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    That's honest. I haven't tried one out yet, but must admit the screen does look sexy, but, I haven't physically used one yet. I haven't upgraded because my ipad2 is the beans for me. The upgrades wouldn't personally benefit me. Certainly not to the tune of a few hundred quid hole in my pocket.

    I do need a new camera for sure, but shooting phots on the iPad is very strange and odd to me. Think I might purchase one of the new iPod touch's when they arrive

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    I had the exact same experience. Trying to justify getting the new one, I have the original one also.

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    The thing is guys, I was all with the hype and was "in my head" definatley getting one as soon as I can. But after actually playing with one I'm now in no rush. I'll pick one up around July maybe if I've got some spare cash. Was quite disappointed.

    I loaded up two identical hd vids from my YouTube page on the iPad 2 and new iPad. They looked as good as each other apart from the new iPad had nicer colors in the display.

    Also, the screen difference between my old iPhone a d now my iPhone 4s is vast. The 4s is very sharp in comparison.

    The new iPad v old iPad doesn't seem to have that massive difference.
    Last edited by Andyvalver; 03-19-2012 at 12:31 PM.

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    well if thiers one thing apple is good at. hyping things is one of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by phonegeek
    well if thiers one thing apple is good at. hyping things is one of them
    Lol yeah, they are good at that. Apple are good at re releasing stuff that's been out years ago. Why we are only at 8 megapixels on iPhones is beyond me. I had a 12 megapixel Nokia a few years back lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyvalver
    The thing is guys, I was all with the hype and was "in my head" definatley getting one as soon as I can. But after actually playing with one I'm now in no rush. I'll pick one up around July maybe if I've got some spare cash. Was quite disappointed.

    I loaded up two identical hd vids from my YouTube page on the iPad 2 and new iPad. They looked as good as each other apart from the new iPad had nicer colors in the display.

    Also, the screen difference between my old iPhone a d now my iPhone 4s is vast. The 4s is very sharp in comparison.

    The new iPad v old iPad doesn't seem to have that massive difference.
    Well I found one problem with your comparison......"YouTube" lol YouTube doesn't support the resolution of the new iPad. The best way to tell the difference in screen is to open up iBooks on both, and look at the text, zoom in if you want to then tell me that you can't see a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyvalver View Post
    Went to play with a new iPad today at my local pc world. I must say that I was quite disappointed. I was expecting massive things from the screen but to be honest it just seemed a tad better. I tried various things with an iPad 2 at the side of the new one. One of them being, zoom in on text in the web browser. The new iPad was clearer but not by a massive "holy **** I've got to get me one of these" difference.

    Overall, its thicker than the iPad 2 but not really that noticeable, feels heavier but for me that's a good thing because it makes it feel more of a product and not cheap.
    I tried the camera and to be fair it was ok, but again I wasn't blown away.

    I'll probably buy one eventually to upgrade from my iPad 1 but not for a while. I'll wait to see what problems occur with the new one, if any.

    Andy
    You should have went to an apple store. There, they have a new iPad next to all computer models and mobile devices. I went with my GF on Sunday. We looked at the Air, the Pros, the iMacs, the iPods, etc...and finally she said...hey, the display on these iPads is much better than on all of these other screens...and if you look at those screens you could easily see the fuzzy text on their displays. But the iPad was crisp and sharp. I had to ask a sales person to be sure those were really the new iPad they had next to EVERY single device in the store! I wonder if they are doing that in every store across the US?
    Last edited by AQ_OC; 03-19-2012 at 01:46 PM.


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