Question About the New Screen

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by Floppydog, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Floppydog

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    If my main use for the iPad is an intense amount of reading PDF documents, would the iPad3 definitely be better than my iPad2? Would the new iPad be easier on my eyes? PLEASE be honest.

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  2. mdholm

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    I am 49 years old, and wear glasses. I like to say I have "tri-focals", you know, I look through the middle and bottom of the lens, and then over the top of the frames for close-up stuff. It cracks my boyfriend up. Anyway, my eyes are not great. I have a new iPad and am able to read much smaller text much easier and clearer than with any other device I've had. I can read smaller text on my ipad more comfortably than I can read enlarged text on my Kindle. So, that's my take on it. Take your 2 into a store and compare. To be honest, that's a bigger deal to me than the fantastic photo images that the 3 provides.
     
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    How would you define better?
    I'd say if your PDF's include a lot of color and graphics, then the iPad 3 will blow away any other ereader out there (you get what you pay for).

    Would it be easier on your eyes - that depends on if your eyes can distinguish the difference. I prefer to read sharp text, and even a computer monitor running at high resolution is not that great. I find the iPad3 is definitely better for reading than anything else I have used other than a well bound book (but even those have problems).
     
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    Nobody else can see through your eyes. If I had any kind of eye prob and thought a crisper screen might help, I wouldn't hesitate to get a new iPad. You can take it home, test drive and return if it doesn't suit.
     
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    I have your application and mdholm's eyes. I think the answer is definitely yes. But you still need to make that determination for yourself as you are the one that needs to be happy with a purchase.
     
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    Since the new iPad screen is so enjoyable to watch and read, I developed a new habit of using it all day instead of conducting most of my work on PC. After two days, i have developed a splitting headache because of reading the iPad so intensely. I suppose there's a limit for everything.
     
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    Staring at a 10-inch thing all day long is certainly not a good thing. One advantage of a monitor is that you can turn your head quite a bit and still see it. I have my ipad to the left of my monitor and use it as a separate screen, in effect, rather than staring it just that little 10-inch screen all day. Plus, I have a window open so I can peer outside from time to time.
     
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    Thanks so much

    Thanks so much for your time and input. I guess I need to use them side by side. My eyes are OK; I just wonder if there is some sneaky advantage on the eyes, to have the higher resolution.

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    I read technical PDFs that come from IEEE journals. I use GoodReader for viewing them. The retina update for this app just landed a few minutes ago. PDFs are drop dead gorgeous!!!! A absolute treat for the eyes. I can use portrait mode and read a full page without zooming in. Fonts and equations show in full detail. This is what I was waiting for and why I upgraded.
     
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    Looks like my headache is unlikely to go away any time soon after this Goodreader upgrade. The books now all look drop dead gorgeous.
     

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