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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.
Floppydog said: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.
I read technical PDFs that come from IEEE journals. I just 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.
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.
Floppydog said: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.
I too use my iPad mainly for reading. I upgraded from iPad 1 to the new iPad because of the higher screen resolution. I have been very pleased with the upgrade. Much less eye fatigue, even with prolonged use. Text is sharp and clear in PDFs and ebooks. You should definitely take a look.
grouchomarx said:Actually this is opposite to my experience. Because of the sharper image and small fonts being more legible, I tend not to zoom in during reading and after a while, my eyes get strained a lot worse which caused me to have an headache which I never suffered before during prolonged reading on my old faithful iPad 1.
Technological advancement has its curse...