Ipad2 display seems a bit fuzzy vs iPad1?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by wahoowad, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. wahoowad

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    Got my new Ipad2 today. The display seems fuzzier than my original ipad which surprises me. The fonts seem less sharp, overall the display seems less crisp all around. Are others seeing this too?
     
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    To my eyes the display on iPad 1 3G and iPad 2 3G looks the same.

    It appears that Apple uses different displays for the Wifi and the Wifi+3G iPad. Perhaps they are not all of the same quality?
     
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    I've not seen any reports about this. Some members have reported on a difference in the brightness of the display, though. Are you comparing side-by-side? As you know, the two displays offer exactly the same resolution and pixel density, so it's difficult to know what could cause this effect but I wonder if a difference in brightness could make the two appear to have a different resolution?

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  4. wahoowad

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    No, my ipad1 is gone so can't compare. I'll try to check with a friend's. Just seems noticable to me.
     
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    I thought the same thing...I still have both and going to do some testing later...one thing i did notice is the ipad 2 has a warmer tint and is alittle brighter.
     
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    I did a sideby side comparo. In terms of Sharpness (fuzzy vs non fuzzy) they were equals. But the iPad 2 is definitely brighter and had slightly colder colors.
     
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    Hmmm...I wonder if it's just getting lucky with led's...The pics i seen on youtube show a cooler tint but my ipad 2 has a warmer tint.
     
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    Apple uses a lesser quality display on their wifi only models. Anandtech did a pretty comprehensive rundown covering this. The 3g models are about 14% brighter if I remember reading correctly and have better overall blacks and contrast.
     
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    Interesting.

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
     
  10. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    Anandtech tested 2 wifi and 2 3g iPad 2's.

    So while the results where consistent for their 4 models, it may not hold true for all iPad's and it is not entirely clear, whether these display differences only existed in the early batch, or if Apple will continue selling wifi models with a lower brightness.

    But it is strange either way, as Apple sells the wifi and wifi+3g iPad's as identical, except for the 3g antenna.

    Here is the link:
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4225/the-ipad-2-review/12
     

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