Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2012 14:31 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "I decided to write this post after having too many heated discussions with many users across many blogs. After hearing repeatedly; 'The iPad will have a better display' or 'It sucks because it's not Retina' I figured it was time to break the argument down and dispel the 'Retina' myth." Fantastic post at The Verge.
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Resolution when you want it...
by bert64 on Sat 11th Aug 2012 22:26 UTC
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While it's true that the resolution offers little benefit from 2 feet away, there are use cases (such as reading books in bed etc) where you will use the tablet from much closer than 2 feet... Also instances where you will look more closely to see detail, eg when viewing pictures.

For cases where the extra resolution doesn't provide benefit, you could always render at a lower resolution and scale with the gpu - scaling up video with a gpu takes very little power compared to rendering it at a higher resolution to start with.

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