iPad2 screen question.

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    I have looked closely at my friends iPad2s screen and my new iPad4s screen, and I can't see any difference. Except my iPad4 can zoom a photo a little bigger on my iPad4.
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    The iPad 4 has 4 times the resolution of the iPad 2. Try viewing a page containing small print on both iPads, the difference should be quite apparent.
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    I will do this the next time he comes over, but comparing a picture in the iPad2 against the same picture in my iPad4, I sure was surprised at how they looked so much the same in both sharpness and in their colors.
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    It's 4 times the number of pixels, but only twice the resolution. But you are correct about text, that's where the biggest difference between the 2 screens lies.
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    Does the iPad4 have more on board memory then the iPad2
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    If by memory you mean RAM, then yes it does. 1GB vs 512MB.
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    Yes RAM I thought so because the iPad2 will blank out when being quickly fingered through a group of pages in a forum. the iPad4 does not blank out.
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    My son has a 1st gen & I have a 3. In pics and video and games, you really can't tell the difference in his display vs mine. My screen seems a bit more "bright", so I would attribute that to the clarity difference in retina vs reg. But on text pages or websites, the difference is definitely noticeable. I had a 2 before I got my 3 and I thought the font was different or something, it was so noticeable of a change.

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