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I'd be interested in seeing if your eyes could really see a difference in the resolution when comparing to a iPad 2. The screens are so small, I don't know if you'd notice much of a difference.
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Hrm, I was reading through the engadget and verge forums, and a lot of people were saying that it's been confirmed to have a SGX543MP4+ graphics processor. Besides, there are 5 variants of the SGX543 :
Available in single to 16 core variants
SGX543
(single core) 35M polygon/s @200 MHz
(two cores) 68M polygon/s @200 MHz
(four cores) 133M polygon/s @200 MHz
(eight cores) 266M polygon/s @200 MHz
(sixteen cores) 532M polygon/s @200 MHz
There is only one quadcore one. Still though, because of the resolution I may have to pick one of these up...it could easily replace my laptop at this point.
God...why do people keep saying this?! It can't do what you are saying. Why do people not understand this?

The screen size is the same as before, the higher resolution is only meant to increase the pixel density and not to provide more working area. They doubled the number of pixels vertically and horizontally but the OS, applications, etc. will still appear and function only as 1024x768.

Increasing pixel density is the whole thing behind "retina" display. In order to get the same type of thing say on a desktop monitor of 2560x1440 resolution you would have to have a screen that is actually the same size as a typical 2560x1440 (generally 27" widescreen) and have it running a 5120x2880 with applications on it running resolution independent at 2560x1440.

Retina display == high pixel density
Retina display != high resolution

So frustrating...
Edited by dejanh - 3/7/12 at 12:58pm
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The Nexus/Prime? Wait...how did they get Tegra 3 to work with LTE? I thought there were limitations. (Off topic now, I know, but I'm curious)

the prime doesnt have LTE and the galaxy nexus doesnt have the tegra3
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It seems like the resolution will almost make things run unnecessarily hard for something that the human eye can barely visually notice in the first place. I think Vita having less resolution and better usage of the GPU because of it will still make far better looking games than the ipad3 will be able to muster.
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Good on Apple for pushing the hardware front, but they really need to do something about the software. Having an insanely fast tablet with a high resolution doesn't mean much when you're constrained to a UI that was designed for a 3.5" screen 5 years ago and has only changed marginally since. The app developers can't do everything.


Also, I guess this means my 252 PPI Desire has a "retina" display now. Add that to the "4G upgrade" I got from Telus last year and now I really don't need a new phone.
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I'd be interested in seeing if your eyes could really see a difference in the resolution when comparing to a iPad 2. The screens are so small, I don't know if you'd notice much of a difference.
The iPhone 3GS has 163 PPI and the iPhone 4 has 326 PPI and the difference is quite noticeable. The iPad 1 & 2 have 132 PPI and the iPad 3 has 264 PPI. So, we'll definitely notice a difference, and that's even been said by the initial hands-on reviews of the device, screen looks stunning.
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I'd be interested in seeing if your eyes could really see a difference in the resolution when comparing to a iPad 2. The screens are so small, I don't know if you'd notice much of a difference.

The difference is very noticeable. Same PPI ratio difference between the iPhone 3G and 4 and the difference is dramatic.
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It seems like the resolution will almost make things run unnecessarily hard for something that the human eye can barely visually notice in the first place. I think Vita having less resolution and better usage of the GPU because of it will still make far better looking games than the ipad3 will be able to muster.
It's very, very noticeable. But it'll look absolutely amazing. Keep in mind the Vita already has a high PPI because of the 5 inch screen, it's like 240 PPI anyway.
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So whats the spec of the A5X ?! Dual Core A9 @ 1Ghz and 4x 543 ?!
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No idea, I wasn't aware it doesn't work with LTE. (Are you sure, I don't think a processor would not be able to work with a cellular technology?)
Not all processors are compatible with LTE, the Exynos is the best example of this. Most of the Galaxy S2 line use the Exynos, except for those that need unique bands. If you look at the Rogers LTE version or the Telus S2x (Tmobile Hercules) then they use the inferior snapdragon because exynos would prevent them from using faster radios.
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