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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tony
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"That article is full of sour grapes, picking and choosing on stats to be overly pedantic. Trying to disprove the obvious (that new iPad screens/MacBookProR screens look amazing). And yes, some of it is the color, but a lot of it is the DPI.


Hardly. The author does not dispute the fact tha the retina displays aren't good, just superfluous. If you had actually read the article the author posits that the retina displays benefit more from the better contrast and color gamut, more than the 400% more pixels.

What's more the iPad 3 has 70% more battery capacity than the ipad2 but has 10~20% less battery life.

If apple hadn't gotten lazy by not making a proper scalable UI then they could have easily gone 1080p. Instead they're adding invisible pixels at a massive battery life cost.
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Just because our conclusions are different, doesn't mean I didn't read the article.

In the article, they made a big deal out of VA, trying to say a much lower resolution display is also "retina". They also dismissed the high DPI as a reason the display is gorgeous, instead saying it was the better colors.

Part of their argument is that high DPI isn't worth it. I disagree. And pretty soon, when most non-Apple tablets and displays have high DPI, that argument will magically disappear.

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