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Just picked up my IPAD with Retina display 16GB (4th Gen). My wife loves it so far!

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Anyone able to do a comparison of how the res looks between the mini and the retina display?
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Anyone able to do a comparison of how the res looks between the mini and the retina display?
It's noticeable different. But the mini's display is noticeably sharper than the iPad 2's display as well. I've found it fine so far.
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It's noticeable different. But the mini's display is noticeably sharper than the iPad 2's display as well. I've found it fine so far.

My wife wants an ipad, I was thinking the mini would be better for her, and also because it is much more cost effective, but she worries the display won't look as good as the 3
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I'd opt for the Nexus 10 or iPad 4 if you're looking to stay in that form factor. But then again, I prefer to be on the leading edge of things, despite the cost of doing so tongue.gif
Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. tongue.gif
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Just picked up my IPAD with Retina display 16GB (4th Gen). My wife loves it so far!

Did you preorder or just go to the store?
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Originally Posted by steelbom View Post

I've got a 32GB Black WiFi iPad mini. You can remove my iPad 3 too, I'm selling it. Love the mini so far. It's just so much lighter thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Addictedtokaos View Post

Just picked up my IPAD with Retina display 16GB (4th Gen). My wife loves it so far!
Congrats, enjoy the new tech.thumb.gif
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IIRC your ipad downloads all the resolutions, even if you don't use them.

Currently debating an ipad3 refurb, nexus 10 or ipad 4...
That's what I assumed which doesn't make sense to me. But how do you account for the other apps like Chrome and Facebook being much smaller but games are the exact same size.
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Anyone able to do a comparison of how the res looks between the mini and the retina display?
Sure I can do that, what do you want compared (icons, text, both, other) and how (camera or screen shot).
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Ben, probably an overall, but also with plenty of emphasis on how text looks when surfing the web, which she would be doing alot of, screenshot would be great if not too much trouble
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Originally Posted by JTHMfreak View Post

My wife wants an ipad, I was thinking the mini would be better for her, and also because it is much more cost effective, but she worries the display won't look as good as the 3
I see. It's definitely not as sharp as the 3, and you can see that easily. It's acceptable for me though, coming from an iPad 3. Compare both in-store if you can, that'll make it easy. Online comparisons not always great.
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Congrats, enjoy the new tech.thumb.gif
Thank you =)
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Well I did a few comparisons of the iPad Mini (1024x768) and iPad 3 (2048x1536) displays, but it should be noted that this is for general information and is far from scientific (I tried to take the picture at the same distance, with the same amount of pixels from each shot, but I'm not perfect or a pro photographer). You will not be looking at the display this close so it kind of makes the difference more pronounced than it really is, as steelbom said, the best thing to do is a comparison in person for yourself.

Safari Icon (Left: iPad Mini, Right: iPad 3):


Safari, Chrome, and Mail Icons (Top: iPad Mini, Bottom: iPad 3):


AnandTech.com Home Page (Left: iPad Mini, Right: iPad 3):


Newegg.com Home Page (Left: iPad Mini, Right: iPad 3):

Edited by Ben the OCer - 11/2/12 at 8:24pm
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Originally Posted by Ben the OCer View Post

Well I did a few comparisons of the iPad Mini (1024x768) and iPad 3 (2048x1536) displays, but it should be noted that this is for general information and is far from scientific (I tried to take the picture at the same distance, with the same amount of pixels from each shot, but I'm not perfect or a pro photographer). You will not be looking at the display this close so it kind of makes the difference more pronounced than it really is, as steelbom said, the best thing to do is a comparison in person for yourself.
Safari Icon (Left: iPad Mini, Right: iPad 3):

Safari, Chrome, and Mail Icons (Top: iPad Mini, Bottom: iPad 3):

AnandTech.com Home Page (Left: iPad Mini, Right: iPad 3):

Newegg.com Home Page (Left: iPad Mini, Right: iPad 3):

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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