Is the screen really that much worse than ipad 2 screen?

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  1. ardchoille

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    I own an iPad mini and I see no problems with the screen at all.
     
  2. zstairlessone

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    The resolution is higher than the iPad 2, not quite as high as the 3 & 4. Still a great screen
     
  3. Wolfpuppies3

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    The mini has exactly the same resolution as the iPad2 but with smaller pixels, it seems sharper than the 2.
     
  4. ardchoille

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    Agreed. I compared my iPad mini screen with an iPad 2 at Best Buy and my screen has a crisper appearance.
     
  5. lisa22

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    I find it to be fine. Maybe there's a difference in a side by side comparison, but in actual use, its perfect. I had a kindle fire hd and took it back. (for other reasons) but that screen actually gave me headaches.
     
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    I had the kindle fire hd for a month before returning it. It has a great hd picture and sound but that's all it has so it went back. One hour with the mini and I don't even notice the difference anymore.
     
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    You better be careful or you'll have a Android community backlash for being an Apple Fanboy HaHa!! I played around a number of times with the Fire HD, but ordered a iPad Mini. I just know it will work and work very well at that.
     
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    How does text look if you're coming from a retina display iPad? I read a lot on websites and play games but I really do not like the heft and bulk of my full sized iPad.
     
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    If there's an Apple Store or Best Buy near you, it's best to take your iPad retina with you and compare side by side.

    This is a screen cap of a page from a novel stored in my iPad 2. The mini's resolution is slightly better than the 2 because of the smaller screen and increased pixel density.

    Hope it helps.

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    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
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    I got an iPad 3 in March and love the excellent retina screen, particularly for reading books and magazines and websites with tiny print. However, I wanted a lighter, smaller form factor for everyday mobility. I do notice that text on the mini is not as sharp as the retina screen. It's okay for brief reading like email or a few minutes spent reading at lunch, but I prefer the 3 for long reading sessions. That said, the portability of the mini, it's excellent sound and very good screen make me very happy with it. I use both daily. I'm over sixty and work long days in front of a computer screen, so my eyes are often tired even before I start to read for fun in the evening. The retina screen on the 3 definitely helps me, but your experience may be different.

    Only you can decide if a mini will do what you want it to do. Good luck! Let us know what you decide.
     

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