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Much as I dislike Apple, they are the border collie to the sheep consumers. Without them pushing the sheep towards the retina pasture, no other companies will make the move either.

I'll never understand though why they're moving to 2048 x 1536 for iPad when the Air is sitting at only slightly over half that rez despite being way more capable to drive it.
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post #22 of 51
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
After Retina there is no point on going more cause we cant see that close. I cant see the pixels in my iPhone 4 Screen.
Some people have better than 20/20 vision. I can see the pixels on my retina iPod touch 4th gen, although only barely. I can't imagine there is much higher pixel density needed. Displays could still use more work though, better viewing angles, more accurate color reproduction, etc...
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post #23 of 51
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Originally Posted by kyle7412 View Post
I suppose my 11 year old 1280x1024 monitor can be considered "HD"
Exactly my point. My first rig I scrapped together for $400 back in middle school was hooked up to a 1280x1024 CRT I garbage picked. Been playing my games in "HD" since day one, yet suddenly "HD" is new and everyone wants it.

Having high density displays is great, but "retina" is just going to become another useless buzzword.
    
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post #24 of 51
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Originally Posted by kweechy View Post
Much as I dislike Apple, they are the border collie to the sheep consumers. Without them pushing the sheep towards the retina pasture, no other companies will make the move either.

I'll never understand though why they're moving to 2048 x 1536 for iPad when the Air is sitting at only slightly over half that rez despite being way more capable to drive it.
The iPad will have higher res screens than the MBP's.
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Funny that the term "retina" is being used now as opposed to "high res" or something not so "apple-ish".
 
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post #26 of 51
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
After Retina there is no point on going more cause we cant see that close. I cant see the pixels in my iPhone 4 Screen.
I can see iPhone 4 Pixels, easy. From 1.5+ Feet away, not so much.
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post #27 of 51
2048 x 1536 on the ipad but I couldn't even get 1440 x 900 on my 13" MBP. I know the Air has that resolution but not having a backlit keyboard was a very big let down.
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post #28 of 51
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2048 x 1536 on the ipad but I couldn't even get 1440 x 900 on my 13" MBP. I know the Air has that resolution but not having a backlit keyboard was a very big let down.
Tablets and phones are pushing for denser pixels because people hold them 6 inches from their face, laptop and desktop monitors sit 2-4 feet away usually, meaning they can have 1/4th the pixel density without anyone noticing.
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post #29 of 51
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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
Some people have better than 20/20 vision. I can see the pixels on my retina iPod touch 4th gen, although only barely. I can't imagine there is much higher pixel density needed. Displays could still use more work though, better viewing angles, more accurate color reproduction, etc...
QFT.

It would be nice if Manu.'s like Samsung put out a display that didn't have glaring issues like screen un-uniformity before we feel the need to double the resolution. Or this year's en-vogue move of jamming a bunch of useless apps into the TV so they have more stickers to put on the box. I mean really, I'm pretty sure my microwave can even stream Netflix by now.
post #30 of 51
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Originally Posted by Cotton View Post
R&D/marketing/manufacturing cost > demand

Current market polls show a trend of lower grade hardware still in circulation as the majority. We are the minority.
Oh so very true and often forgotten.
    
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