Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Oct 2012 15:11 UTC
Google The Next Web: "Google has also been working with Samsung to launch a 10-inch tablet, confirming leaks which suggested Google had teamed up with the Korean manufacturer for another device. Our source tells us that internally the tablet goes under the name 'Codename Manta', runs Google's new Android 4.2 operating system (previously referred to as Key Lime Pie, but is set to retain the Jelly Bean branding), and will offer a 2560x1600 pixel (10:16) resolution, which we believe will offer around 300 pixels per inch compared to the new iPad's 264 PPI." Between the iPad and this supposed Android tablet... Poor Surface. Poor, poor Surface.
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Because eye strain is a real issue vs. minor clock speed bumps and bad glass with 10 mp sensors.

Not sure what is meant by this statement, but eye strain is not affected by the resolution of a display as much as how something is rendered on that display.

Readability at these resolutions and distances is a real benefit, far more so something like he video in a living room.

Which resolutions? Which distances?

What type of rendering? What type of content? How keen is the viewer's eyesight?

All of these variables are important to establish in determining the validity of such a "readability" claim.

But it's nothing like the megapixel or clock speed races because there's a limited return on anything past retina until you jump to 4k.

"Retina" is an Apple BS marketing term (as is "4k" in the cinematography world).

Resolution is purely a matter of degree -- there is no magical resolution range "of limited return" that Apple has discovered.

"Effective" resolution is determined by the variables mentioned above.

This is just the minimum that all displays should have been pushing to for years...

There is this small consideration in manufacturing called "practicality."

Furthermore, with computer devices, there is this limitation known as "bandwidth capability."

Until you've used one for a while and return to a normal display, you won't get it.

Perhaps it would be best if we didn't live the fanboy stereotype.

By the way, for about 15 years, one could use Linux terminal emulators with LCD/LED screens. When the resolution was properly set, the font in these terminals was perfectly aligned with each pixel, so that the characters were razor sharp, with no aliasing. Thus, these 15-year-old terminal emulators were sharper than aliased fonts on "retina" displays.

Edited 2012-10-22 19:42 UTC

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