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Just an FYI, those two things only count if you're comparing to other LCD displays, because Plasma and CRTs are definitely better in those two aspects, and that's without factoring in OLED.

A 10-bit IPS monitor is better than anything in color reproduction except for top of the line CRTs (yes, that includes traditional LCD, OLED, and Plasma). It's probably better than CRTs too in some categories.

Also, it's got nearly perfect viewing angles like OLED.
Edited by born2bwild - 3/12/12 at 10:08pm
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So if I want to use the iPad with another carrier I'm better off with getting the AT&T one? i.e. Canada//UK/China?
I thought they started implementing both CDMA/GSM compatible starting since the iPhone 4s

I spoke too soon--apparently the verizon 4G does use a sim card (3G and older did not)--apologies.

At stock, the iPads are all provider-exclusive and not unlocked. Meaning whichever provider version of the iPad you get, that's the only network it will work on (unmodified, of course... wink.gif). So if you get the AT&T ipad, it will only work on an AT&T network, and if you get the Verizon ipad, you'll only be able to use it on a verizon network. Either ipad will work internationally (with international roaming), but only on the network that corresponds to the ipad you got.
    
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Knocking $100 off the price is a good deal, will spark some serious competition in the markets, and that's always good. biggrin.gif

If nothing else, I'm glad Apple has won this round, they sold out in nothing flat too, back ordered 3 weeks out even..
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You can't sit yourself on the sofa with a laptop? So it takes a tablet for you to do that?

Well lets see.

Laptop: Bootup from scratch to overblown Windows 7 OS requiring 2gb ram to run comfortably, a huge heavy battery (the whole thing is just bulky), a keyboard that needs a flat surface, sore legs after a while with the heat, no touchscreen but instead an awkward mouse pad that requires 2 hands for optimal use, another computer to micro-manage anti-virus/os upgrades/java etc. Even if you wanted to get close to the instant-on of a tablet you have to use standby mode which at best gives you 4-5 days while off on a full charge before it drains the battery, and takes about 15 seconds to settle down before you can use it.

iPad (or any tablet for that matter): instant-on, single press to get what you want. Can hold in 1 hand and sit in pretty much any position on the sofa.

I have an office full of computer gear (12 core Opteron/64gb/10TB esx server, 2x hi spec gaming machines, laptop), the iPad fits a need of getting at info without the bulk or waiting times.
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Well lets see.
Laptop: Bootup from scratch to overblown Windows 7 OS requiring 2gb ram to run comfortably, a huge heavy battery (the whole thing is just bulky), a keyboard that needs a flat surface, sore legs after a while with the heat, no touchscreen but instead an awkward mouse pad that requires 2 hands for optimal use, another computer to micro-manage anti-virus/os upgrades/java etc. Even if you wanted to get close to the instant-on of a tablet you have to use standby mode which at best gives you 4-5 days while off on a full charge before it drains the battery, and takes about 15 seconds to settle down before you can use it.
iPad (or any tablet for that matter): instant-on, single press to get what you want. Can hold in 1 hand and sit in pretty much any position on the sofa.
I have an office full of computer gear (12 core Opteron/64gb/10TB esx server, 2x hi spec gaming machines, laptop), the iPad fits a need of getting at info without the bulk or waiting times.

tongue.gif I like the idea of tablets, laptops are ok too. I have a beast desktop to do my heavy lifting stuff, ie gaming, video editings photo editing. Laptops have always seemed expensive to me at least vs their desktop counter part. I had the first iPhone and I loved its portability. I had a iPad 2 for a bit and I loved it as well... but I was a student with next to no income at the time... had to return it. This time around biggrin.gif ipad 3 for netflix/youtube at work during lunch/down times! 9.7 in screen vs my little 3.5 inch screen...

Edit: for the week or so I had an iPad 2 and a ASUS transformer OG... Honestly I can tell you iOS is a lot smoother and easier to work with than the transformer. From what i remembered android was always crashing and the apps and even websites seem to all cater to the iPad and just ends up looking like an enlarged phone app/webpage on the android...
Edited by Vestito - 3/12/12 at 10:16pm
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First, of all, if you cannot see the pixels on your iPad 2 from a feet away, then I'm sorry to tell you but you're the one with poor vision. At the iPad 2's ppi, pixels should be very visible from a distance of under 2 feet. So with this retina display images, web pages, texts, game graphics will apear significantly sharper and more vibrant. You can just compare an iPhone 4 and an iPhone 3GS to get the idea.
Second, we're talking about ppi not just resolution, so to see why higher res is great, you would have to compare a 30" 1080p display vs a 30" 1600p display (since the iPad 3 and 2 will both have the same screen size too).
Thirdly, but off-topic, I can assure you that the awesomeness of my display is not in my head, it's better than practically any other standard monitor due to its high resolution, far better color accuracy, minimal backlight bleeding when compared to traditional TN panels, better brightness and contrast, and far better viewing angles.

I'm not going to argue opinion with you. But I will be able to give mine this Friday when the iPad arrives.

Yes, the iPad screens are the same size but one doesn't need to compare the same size monitor to see a difference in definition.

I think it is, I've used IPS panels before. While they are better, I don't agree that the difference is as significant as you make it sound. The only thing I can imagine is that the monitor you had prior to the IPS was actually a toaster. Most any IPS panel will provide the same results except that a 24" 1920x1080 will provide the same PPI and could provide the same quality or better image at 1/4 the price.

I have no doubt the iPad 3 will have better definition than the 2 but most definitely not to the extent that you appear to expect.
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I have no doubt the iPad 3 will have better definition than the 2 but most definitely not to the extent that you appear to expect.

I would liken the PPI difference between the iPad 2 and 3 to the PPI difference between 480p and 1080p television (on similarly sized TVs). Based on the significant difference between the iPhone 3GS and 4, I imagine it will be very noticeably better.

On-topic:
Other than the screen I see little reason for most to upgrade from an iPad 2. But for those with the iPad 1 the difference will be like night and day.
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IIRC, the Verizon one does not use a sim card as it's CDMA. The AT&T one uses a sim card.

No, Verizon's LTE uses SIM cards, the iPad should be no different.
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No, Verizon's LTE uses SIM cards, the iPad should be no different.
Agreed. See my post that I made soon after that one:
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I spoke too soon--apparently the verizon 4G does use a sim card (3G and older did not)--apologies.
At stock, the iPads are all provider-exclusive and not unlocked. Meaning whichever provider version of the iPad you get, that's the only network it will work on (unmodified, of course... wink.gif). So if you get the AT&T ipad, it will only work on an AT&T network, and if you get the Verizon ipad, you'll only be able to use it on a verizon network. Either ipad will work internationally (with international roaming), but only on the network that corresponds to the ipad you got.
    
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iPad is the only thing i love about Apple smile.gif
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