Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2012 23:20 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's applied sciences department manager Stevie Bathich explains why the 1366x768 Surface RT screen is actually better than the iPad's Retina display - fancy display technology talk. Conclusion? "Doing a side by side with the new iPad in a consistently lit room, we have had many people see more detail on Surface RT than on the iPad with more resolution." I'm sure there's some truth behind the sciency talk, but I highly doubt that the Surface's display bests the iPad's. Seeing is believing, but since The Netherlands is not important, I won't get the opportunity to compare for a long time to come.
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RE[2]: Marketing Bullshit
by progormre on Wed 17th Oct 2012 09:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Marketing Bullshit"
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2012-05-20

I totally get why Apple did it - because they could. They have an edge on manufacturing and supply chain management, and doing a retina screen gives them an advantage that is very hard for a competitor to duplicate economically. But that doesn't in and of itself make it a "killer feature". In my opinion, while it is certainly nice and all, it is of little utility after the initial "OMG I can't see the pixels!" wears off.


Reading chinese it definitively is a killer feature, it's like this:

Option A) Have retina display: Can read.
Option B) Does not have retina display: Can not read.

It can not be any clearer than that.

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