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For the people who gripe there is no retina display on the iPad

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Mtnmedic, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Mtnmedic
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    I can't thank you enough form posting this. One of the best links to come around so far. You are da man! Lol. Gosh, I've been telling people this up here on the forum for the longest time but nahhhhh they so fixated on retina display numbers vs. Ipad numbers and not accounting the fact of real world tests/views. Damn, u shoulda seen my face when I saw this thread. I was Finallllllly, the truth is told. Regardless of resolution difference, ipad1 and ipad2 display are basically identical to iphone4 retina display, in terms of quality and clarity. Sheeesh, now mayb people stop whining about it now...lmao
    Once again, thanks for this great link. I will periodically bump it up so people get the message ;-)
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    Also if you take into account that with the iPhone your always zooming in on stuff to see it bigger/better and that's where the retina display is nice. With the iPad 2 who needs to zoom....I think the display is just fine.
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    Yupppp..lol
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    The zoom on the Ipad is where it leaves the iPhone in the dust because it keeps the clarity just makes it even bigger . It's one of the wow factors of mine when people see it

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    well heck, some people can't even tell the difference between 720p and 1080p especially when viewing at a normal tv watching distance.
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    Yep, to all of the above. I've always thought the display on the iPad has been pretty darn nice as it is. I thought, before ordering my iPad 2, "Well, if the display is at LEAST the same as what I have now, I'll be happy so long as we have some other improvements, like memory, processing, GPU handling, etc." Win for me. I think the whole bit about not having retina display is an overblown sense of desire for more SPECS. And specs aren't everything.

    I'm happy to be of help. :)

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    resolution vs display quality



    I sense so much confusion about wanting Retina because of pixel density (some call it resolution)... most relate this to more is better, right?

    I checked the above reference, and indeed at a glance more pixel gives more detail ... more true for still versus video.

    However, when is good enough, really good enough ... with advance graphical processes, texturing, shaders, etc if you can't see the pixels the picture is really, really good in appearance. Watch what happens when the gamer apps start to show up.

    Bottom line ... iPAD display is really good ... the higher performance processor and graphic unit in iPAD2 is like turbo boost ... Texturing and filtering makes for extra clarity in detail. The new engine in iPAD2 is breakthrough performance... all at the same price and battery performance ... the graphical processor unit is the best on any tablet by any manufacturer ... it caught the competition by surprise wow :)

    I hope I made my point ... the display maybe the same but the engine that drives it is a whole lot better .... Retina it is only more costly, has only been developed for small displays (poor volume availability) ... and drops the performance. It just won't happen, because it isn't necessary. IMO
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    The Ipad 2 display is cool with me...I like it..no complaints
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    FWIW I love love love my iPad 2 but I have to say I think the screen is not high enough resolution. I am excited for the next one. The retina display is one of those things that you just have to get above a certain spec and never worry about upgrading it again... whereas with processor, memory, etc. I will want more, more more with every new model.
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    I've always liked the Ipads display and never understood why it had to have the retina display. That's one of the things I always here on forums that people want.
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    I dont think it needs the retina display either. It would just make it more expensive.

    I'm more upset they didnt bump the resolution :/
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    1024x768 is fine for a ten inch screen.
    We used to have that on 14inch monitors, a few decades ago
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    The iPAD has 28% more pixels than the iPhone ... even then its battery lasts 96% as much as the iPhone (as stated in the benchmark: "
    Display always On at the middle slider setting with Airplane Mode and no running applications.")

    Yes, I know it has a bigger battery and all ... but still thats impressive.
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    Apparently, you didn't read the article I linked at the beginning of this thread, which debunks the whole "retina on the iPad is better" junk. I suggest you give it a read.

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    To the top!
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    This^

    I think the picture is amazing ~ TBH, I don't even know what retina IS.:eek:
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    With Retina display its the same like the multitasking thing, no one really got a use of it but alot of those people just wqnna have it, like an empty Safe in ur cellar.

    I never understood why people were yelling for multitasking since u can run only one app at once (optical) and the iOS always saed the last changes in every app u got. Now with multitasking i always have to manual close open apps, thats the only improvement it made for me. But still people are dumb, yelling for something but do t know which kind of use they have with it.

    And i do t believe that a retina display makes a THAT difference, but sucks more power.

    People are dumb and rarely get smarted on their own.
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    Apart from the occasional video and still image the Internet is made up of low to medium resolution content for speed of downloading anyway. Zoom in on a picture on the web which is not high resolution, and what happens? Retina display or not you get pixelation, the iPad doesn't need it, perhaps when we've all got 50Mb/100Mb broadband connections in the future a higher resolution will be necessary as higher resolution content becomes widely used on the Internet, but at the moment the common denominator for internet use is low to medium resolution.

    I think SouthernGuy is right, Retina works on a small screen size because of all the zooming, I don't have a retina display so I can't make a definitive judgement on the need for it on the iPad but I myself don't believe it needs it, I believe the iPad 2 would have benefited a lot more by introducing a wide screen format to suit the trend for movie viewing on mobile devices, or am I opening a whole other can of worms?
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    What you said, except delete everything from "The retina display..." to "...certain spec and."

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