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Netflix in 2048x1536! Oh..wait...no. At least I can read books in 2048x1536. Woopty doo.
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post #12 of 88
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Originally Posted by Trogdor View Post

Netflix in 2048x1536! Oh..wait...no. At least I can read books in 2048x1536. Woopty doo.

Showing photos to clients in that resolution would be extremely useful. Don't make it out to be totally useless.
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Originally Posted by Trogdor View Post

Netflix in 2048x1536! Oh..wait...no. At least I can read books in 2048x1536. Woopty doo.

All apps, games, browsing, picture viewing and OS will benefit greatly from the screen. Now stop trying to lie to yourself that this impressive screen resolution has no benefits.
Trust me, I've got a 1600p monitor at home; blows 1080p away.
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For the record, I dig the funky avatar. I should do that to my Apple lmaosmiley.gif
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Originally Posted by santanac View Post

ASUS Transformer Prime, best tablet in this world, hands down. Tired of Apple making people victims of their marketing, people wake up!!
It's got the most powerful processor, for the moment. But the iPad 3 has significantly more powerful graphics, and a super high resolution display.
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Netflix in 2048x1536! Oh..wait...no. At least I can read books in 2048x1536. Woopty doo.
Books? Heh, everything will benefit from the retina display. The UI, text, etc., all that developers need to do is give us higher resolution images biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 88
Those 'reviews' suck. They're just write-ups of what journalists saw at the media event last week.

Tablets are great devices and I'm not ashamed to say I've got my new iPad coming in the mail.
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post #16 of 88
The should of focused less on that screen and spent that time/money on improving it as a whole product....

It many ways it's a big step back from the Ipad 2
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You simply will only need to put the iPad 2 and 3 next to each other with the same webpage open to instantly see why improving the screen was the best thing to do. Currently most text on a typical webpage (non zoomed) has a grey tinge to it because of the antialiasing it has to do.

The screen is the main part of a tablet. The CPU gets a small tweak, the GPU gets a large upgrade to cope with the extra bandwidth of filling 4 times more pixels. The camera is completely overhauled (was badly needed) and I'm sure Bluetooth 4 will bring us some nice features in the future. I left off LTE as that's of no use to us Brits currently, and we have BTFon Wifi available all over the place anyway. Most UK mobile providers allow the iPhone to be a personal wifi hotspot on 3G, so for the few times you actually need cellular internet you can use that (or a 3rd party mifi device).

As much as I'd like to have seen a list of uber specs for everything, I don't want to let go of that 10 hour battery life. I have yet to see any apps struggle with the current iPad 2 CPU.

I would be interested in knowing what other things you would have liked to have seen added.
post #18 of 88
I am glad there is still competition in the tablet market. I for one have no practical use for a tablet. Did I still pre-order this ipad? Yes, it will be my first tablet. Mainly got it for the wife since she mentioned off-hand that having one would be nice. Otherwise I would stick with my 1600p NEC LCD and my MBA on the go. The tablet should be nice though. I think we mainly got it so our kid could watch videos in the car biggrin.gif
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The should of focused less on that screen and spent that time/money on improving it as a whole product....
It many ways it's a big step back from the Ipad 2

How is it a step back from the previous iPad? The 3rd gen is, in every way, better than the iPad 2.
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How is it a step back from the previous iPad? The 3rd gen is, in every way, better than the iPad 2.

Thinner, lighter, battery life?
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