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Is the new screen that big of a deal?

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To the op's thread question...

For me.. yes it was/is a big deal. I'm coming up from a Toshiba Thrive which is 1280x800 and the color hue/saturation is very neutral/natural. So the 3 is like a punch to my retinas. Everything is so clear...bright...color saturation... So awesome :D
 

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I think it's one of those things that many will only notice when they lose it. Going back to a non-Retina display will feel like watching TV in standard definition after having become accustomed to HD.
 

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I think it's one of those things that many will only notice when they lose it. Going back to a non-Retina display will feel like watching TV in standard definition after having become accustomed to HD.

Just put an anti-glare screen protector on it. You'll simulate it. I did just that this morning (Moshi iVisor) and the screen protector came off a few hours later. I just like this new display too much to cover it up. :D
 

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exile said:
To the op's thread question...

For me.. yes it was/is a big deal. I'm coming up from a Toshiba Thrive which is 1280x800 and the color hue/saturation is very neutral/natural. So the 3 is like a punch to my retinas. Everything is so clear...bright...color saturation... So awesome :D

Haha Yes :D
 

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The new screen resolution is incredible. It almost makes it as though I need glasses when I look the ipad 2.

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ooney said:
The new screen resolution is incredible. It almost makes it as though I need glasses when I look the ipad 2.

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Well some people can't see how good the screen is lol.....which I find it to be very very!! Because I just showed my iPad to my 78yr old grandmother and my sister has an iPad 2 and I showed her both and she immediately pick the iPad 3.
 

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Well some people can't see how good the screen is lol.....which I find it to be very very!! Because I just showed my iPad to my 78yr old grandmother and my sister has an iPad 2 and I showed her both and she immediately pick the iPad 3.
Of course she did! As I said earlier.. when a true 1:1 (apples to apples) comparison is made between the 1/2 (which have the same screen, by the way) and the 3.. EVERYone, with ANY level of vision, in ANY lighting -- WILL see a drastic difference!

People who say otherwise aren't doing a real apples to apples comparison.
 

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pianoman said:
Of course she did! As I said earlier.. when a true 1:1 (apples to apples) comparison is made between the 1/2 (which have the same screen, by the way) and the 3.. EVERYone, with ANY level of vision, in ANY lighting -- WILL see a drastic difference!

People who say otherwise aren't doing a real apples to apples comparison.

Yup, totally agree.
 

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iFan85 said:
I have a gen 1 Ipad and the screen looks GREAT to me. Not sure how it can get any better...Haven't gone out to take a look in person but can somebody help me understand why it's a big deal? I'll get my flame shield out just in case this thread takes a turn for the worst...

If you are looking for a reason to stick with your first gen I suggest you stay away from the 2 or the 3. I loved my first gen and it was an invaluable resource after a tornado hit my home but as much as I will always appreciate it but it is a dinosaur in comparison. I swear it is like the thing weighs 25 lbs and it is like looking at an old crt screen. I'm selling mine this weekend. Most likely I will keep my 2 until the 4 comes out but the 3 is super sharp.
 

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I just bought the 3rd gen after 2 years with the 1st gen. My middle aged eyes can see a huge difference in reading smaller text.

To be fair, I have a Zagg shield in my 1st gen screen. I am not sure if that affects the quality or not? I suspect not. I have a lower shield on my iPhone 3GS which really reduces the quality.

That said, I've never owned or used the iPad 2 other than store demo models. So I can't comment.
 

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I just bought the 3rd gen after 2 years with the 1st gen. My middle aged eyes can see a huge difference in reading smaller text.

To be fair, I have a Zagg shield in my 1st gen screen. I am not sure if that affects the quality or not? I suspect not. I have a lower shield on my iPhone 3GS which really reduces the quality.

That said, I've never owned or used the iPad 2 other than store demo models. So I can't comment.
When the Zagg shield is kept grease free - it doesn't reduce screen clarity one iota. It's the only one I can say that about. Rest are junk.
 

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There is no question that the new iPad has a better display, the question is possibly if that is worth the upgrade for such price. Of course there are the other upgrades.
 

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There is no question that the new iPad has a better display, the question is possibly if that is worth the upgrade for such price. Of course there are the other upgrades.
Yes, yes. That's a very sensible, "unemotional" assessment. ;-)
 

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How about not if it's worth the upgrade, but selling your iPad 2 for about 350ish and spending around at least 150 instead of at least 500, that's the question no one says.

It's always "is it worth the upgrade from 2?" when just sell it and spend a few bucks on a better tablet.
 

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