iPad's high-res Retina display: here are the details
posted by Victor H. / Mar 07, 2012, 12:37 PM
Apple’s new iPad is here! And probably the biggest highlight of Apple’s third tablet is the mind-blowing high-res Retina display. The new iPad delivers crystal clear images.
CEO Tim Cook actually said the tablet has a better resolution than the presentation screen behind him, and it has more pixels than an HD TV.
Here are all the technical details about the new iPad’s Retina display:
- pixel density of 264 pixels per inch
- 40% better color saturation
- 3.1 million pixels total
- 1 million more pixels than an HD TV
It’s not a surprise, but it’s somewhat of a relief to see such an amazingly detailed display has indeed arrived on the iPad. Are you impressed?
Image courtesy of Engadget.
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Not an Apple fan, but definitely impressed. I hope droid tabs with this kind of pixel density will come out soon. Truly a highDEF experience.
posted on Mar 07, 2012, 12:45 PM 5
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It is also quad-core - A5X processor In comparing to Tegra 3, Apple claims: Twice as fast Four times the performance
posted on Mar 07, 2012, 12:47 PM 2
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HD is HD so even if it has a billion more pixels then the human eye can account for it is still comparable to an HD television set. That said if it was super AMOLED HD then I be very impress because of the saturation level of colors and the Trure Black levels. This is indeed good news but again in my opinion a HD RGB matrix Super AMOLED screen would be very impressive.
posted on Mar 07, 2012, 12:51 PM 8
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They increased the screen resolution because they felt that their retina display is inferior now to super amoled plus display of samsung which recieving a higher momentum in screen technology. Every reviews of galaxy phones (s s2 & note) and galaxy tab 7.7, the screen display always recieved a good impresssion and always the first thing to be recognized.
posted on Mar 07, 2012, 7:13 PM 1
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What is it called? iPad 2S iPad 3 iPad HD #JUSTCURIOUS
posted on Mar 07, 2012, 12:52 PM 1
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Is call maxipad
posted on Mar 07, 2012, 1:01 PM 1
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Hats off to Apple for this. I can't stand em, but I always give credit where it's due. Samsung had a chance to put their best into a tablet and offer a true high tech to android at MWC but they dropped the ball monumentally. If they expect from Galaxy pad 2 to compete with iPad HD, they deserve to be squashed by this school example of crafting a product with a single BANG feature, and presenting it to people.
posted on Mar 07, 2012, 1:07 PM 3
14. elite monkey
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what happened to 300ppi + being "retina"?
posted on Mar 07, 2012, 1:26 PM 3
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Normally, people hold tablets farther away from their eyes than their phones. I can attest to that. I definitely hold my tablet (Eee Pad Transformer) farther away from my eyes than my phone (Desire Z).
posted on Mar 07, 2012, 1:53 PM 0
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being retina display does not depend only on the ppi. it also depends on the viewing distance. using the formula a = 2tan-1(h/2d) at 15 inches away qualifies for a retina display. the eyes cannot discern the pixels at the distance, which is the essence of Retina Display.
posted on Mar 07, 2012, 10:26 PM 1
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