Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 22:59 UTC
Apple And it was that time of the year again - Apple held one of its product announcements. This one focussed on the iPad mostly, and while some will call it a disappointment merely because virtually everything had already been leaked, I'm still in awe over the fact the newly announced iPad has a 2048x1536 display. My mind is blown.
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Not interesting
by pandronic on Thu 8th Mar 2012 10:34 UTC
pandronic
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2006-05-18

Whoopty-fucking-doo, so Apple crammed 3145728 pixels in a 10" screen. Now I feel myself caring less that their product is so locked down that I can't even have a stupid file manager and that every application needs to have their own fucking copy of the files. Oh, and also, I've totally forgotten that Apple constantly tries to kill all competition by claiming to have invented the rounded-corner rectangle. And it totally slipped my mind that Apple promoted this whole crappy walled garden concept, that will make computing as exciting as programming your washing machine.

And what's this fetish with high-resolution? It's not like there is a perceivable difference, between 1280x800 and 2048x1536 on a freaking 10" display. You resolution snobs are really as bad as audiophiles. I've heard that there's a nice gold plated, pure-silver, high-definition, super-retina clarity, dynamic filtering power cable that will triple the count of useless pixels on your iPad's screen.

Actually, if I think about it, it's pretty crappy that Apple's UI isn't truly scalable and every time they want to enlarge the resolution, they need to double it, so it doesn't look like crap.

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RE: Not interesting
by righard on Thu 8th Mar 2012 10:56 in reply to "Not interesting"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

I didn't notice much difference between 1280x800 and 2048x1536 either. But after I re-downloaded all my video's with my new ethernet cable (http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AKDL1-Dedicated-Link-Cable/dp/B000I1X6P...) I can almost taste the image.

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RE: Not interesting
by alexz on Thu 8th Mar 2012 13:38 in reply to "Not interesting"
alexz Member since:
2012-02-25

There is little to no difference when consuming multimedia or playing games.

There is a hell of difference when reading text. It's not because you do not use a tablet to read text that no one does. Let me tell you that when you read for hours on a lcd, sharpness counts.

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RE[2]: Not interesting
by pandronic on Thu 8th Mar 2012 14:19 in reply to "RE: Not interesting"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

I've read quite a few books on my Asus Transformer and, in fact, since I got it, my Kindle and my physical books have been gathering dust. I don't feel any eyestrain and never have I stopped reading because my eyes felt tired. Have you read any books on the iPad 3, to be able to make the comparison?

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RE: Not interesting
by nefer on Thu 8th Mar 2012 21:44 in reply to "Not interesting"
nefer Member since:
2012-02-15

Now I feel myself caring less that their product is so locked down that I can't even have a stupid file manager


The sixties called. They want the file manager back.

Whoopty-fucking-doo, so Apple crammed 3145728 pixels in a 10" screen. Now I feel myself caring less that their product is so locked down that I can't even have a stupid file manager and that every application needs to have their own fucking copy of the files. Oh, and also, I've totally forgotten that Apple constantly tries to kill all competition by claiming to have invented the rounded-corner rectangle. And it totally slipped my mind that Apple promoted this whole crappy walled garden concept, that will make computing as exciting as programming your washing machine.

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And what's this fetish with high-resolution? It's not like there is a perceivable difference, between 1280x800 and 2048x1536 on a freaking 10" display.


Try reading large amounts of text. Its much better as an e-reader. No need for blurry anti-aliasing anymore, things can be crisp.

Actually, if I think about it, it's pretty crappy that Apple's UI isn't truly scalable and every time they want to enlarge the resolution, they need to double it, so it doesn't look like crap.


Its a choice, not a software limitation.

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RE[2]: Not interesting
by pandronic on Thu 8th Mar 2012 21:55 in reply to "RE: Not interesting"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

The sixties called. They want the file manager back.


What does this even mean?

Try reading large amounts of text. Its much better as an e-reader. No need for blurry anti-aliasing anymore, things can be crisp.


Been there, done that. 1280x800 is good enough ... hell, even the iPad 2's resolution is good enough ...

Its a choice, not a software limitation.


Yeah, sure, Apple can do no wrong ...

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