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Sangdushi
Jul 5, 2012, 01:08 AM
Will officially give the iPad 3 to the gf since she's practically taken it anyway.

I don't think I'll miss the weight and size, found it a bit annoying.
All my tech other than my phone is apple. Honestly, I find android to be better for me personally. I can just work faster with it.

Now the retina is the problem. It is magnificent. Will I miss it too much?



miles01110
Jul 5, 2012, 01:09 AM
Not really sure how we're supposed to know the answer to your question, but switching from my iPhone to my older iPod touch is quite a difference.

aziatiklover
Jul 5, 2012, 01:11 AM
Yea i was thinking about picking 2 up, then my heart is telling to wait for the smaller ipad with retina for when I'm out on the go. The new ipad will be at home.

True is I can't go back to a normal screen for some reasons!

MusicEnthusiast
Jul 5, 2012, 01:13 AM
Can't go wrong with the Nexus 7 price point!!

Piggie
Jul 5, 2012, 01:26 AM
Now the retina is the problem. It is magnificent. Will I miss it too much?

From what I have read, I don't think there is THAT much difference between iPad and Nexus7 re the retina screen.

The pixel density is not quite as high, but it's not a million miles off.

LostSoul80
Jul 5, 2012, 01:27 AM
The Nexus 7 is not far from having a "retina" display.
It has 216 PPI vs the 264 PPI of the new iPad. It should be enough.

boomboom2
Jul 5, 2012, 01:30 AM
Nexus 7's PPI is in between iPad 2 and 3 in terms of DPI. Should be acceptable for the price!

silverblack
Jul 5, 2012, 06:09 AM
iPad 3 is the only tablet that I can use to surf the Internet in portrait mode without zooming in and out, and still have sharp looking font.

With iPad 2 or galaxy tab 7.7 (same res as nexus 7), the small font looks horrible in portrait mode. I need to go landscape, which is ok until you type. The keyboard takes up most of the screen.

RobesNo1
Jul 5, 2012, 06:15 AM
Will officially give the iPad 3 to the gf since she's practically taken it anyway.

I don't think I'll miss the weight and size, found it a bit annoying.
All my tech other than my phone is apple. Honestly, I find android to be better for me personally. I can just work faster with it.

Now the retina is the problem. It is magnificent. Will I miss it too much?

"Here you go gf, have my Lexus. Don't worry about me, I'm buying a Hyundai."

:D

Eadfrith
Jul 5, 2012, 06:30 AM
hmmmm odd.

iapplelove
Jul 5, 2012, 06:42 AM
"Here you go gf, have my Lexus. Don't worry about me, I'm buying a Hyundai."

:D

Haha perfect analogy

Hello...
Jul 5, 2012, 06:43 AM
Enjoy!

kdarling
Jul 5, 2012, 07:38 AM
The Nexus 7 is not far from having a "retina" display. It has 216 PPI vs the 264 PPI of the new iPad. It should be enough.

"Retina" is dependent on distance. Hold the 216 PPI about 3" further away, and it's as "retina" as the 264 PPI screen.

iPad 3 is the only tablet that I can use to surf the Internet in portrait mode without zooming in and out, and still have sharp looking font.

Yep, a very large screen, or high PPI, is good for that.

However, I use 7" tablets all the time for surfing (they're easier to hold in one hand), and I just tap zoom and the text reflows (on Android) so I don't have to scroll horizontally like on Safari.

With iPad 2 or galaxy tab 7.7 (same res as nexus 7), the small font looks horrible in portrait mode. I need to go landscape, which is ok until you type. The keyboard takes up most of the screen.

I can't think of many times that I would have to type while web surfing.

cdmoore74
Jul 5, 2012, 09:04 AM
I sold my iPad 3 yesterday because I pre-ordered the Nexus 7. I had it listed for $430 with otterbox case and did not get any bites. This iPad was in like new condition. I ended up selling it for $400. Point of the story is iPad's are slowing down; cheap high quality 7 inch models will take over. If Apple releases a high quality 7 inch model at $300 expect to lose at least $100 dollars on a used 9.7 iPad right off the bat. Who wants to pay $400 on a used product when you can get something brand new, smaller and uses exactly the same apps? Apple is too good at making their idevices app compatible.

Rodster
Jul 5, 2012, 09:13 AM
I sold my iPad 3 yesterday because I pre-ordered the Nexus 7. I had it listed for $430 with otterbox case and did not get any bites. This iPad was in like new condition. I ended up selling it for $400. Point of the story is iPad's are slowing down; cheap high quality 7 inch models will take over. If Apple releases a high quality 7 inch model at $300 expect to lose at least $100 dollars on a used 9.7 iPad right off the bat. Who wants to pay $400 on a used product when you can get something brand new, smaller and uses exactly the same apps? Apple is too good at making their idevices app compatible.

Yeah the iPad has lost some of it's steam. Apple has sold how many millions? It looks and works the same as every other iPad since 2010. But it's another thing to imply the iPad is going to be toppled by a 7" Tablet in a highly fragmented Android arena.

To give you an idea why it's best to still own an iPad. On Amazon.com you can still get $405 for a 32GB White iPad 2. That's it's trade in value after a year on the market. ;)

Frenchjay
Jul 5, 2012, 09:24 AM
I sold my iPad 3 yesterday because I pre-ordered the Nexus 7. I had it listed for $430 with otterbox case and did not get any bites. This iPad was in like new condition. I ended up selling it for $400. Point of the story is iPad's are slowing down; cheap high quality 7 inch models will take over. If Apple releases a high quality 7 inch model at $300 expect to lose at least $100 dollars on a used 9.7 iPad right off the bat. Who wants to pay $400 on a used product when you can get something brand new, smaller and uses exactly the same apps? Apple is too good at making their idevices app compatible.


You've sold your iPad 3 for a Nexus? That will turn out to be a big mistake. I would have at least waited to use the Nexus before I sold the iPad. In my opinion you have just taken a step backwards.

Rodster
Jul 5, 2012, 09:34 AM
You've sold your iPad 3 for a Nexus? That will turn out to be a big mistake. I would have at least waited to use the Nexus before I sold the iPad. In my opinion you have just taken a step backwards.

Yup I would have never sold an iPad for a Google device until I know for a fact that the Android marketplace got to the point where iOS is right now.

YsoSerious
Jul 5, 2012, 06:04 PM
Put my order in yesterday for the 16Gb version. For $250 it's worth checking out. Will be first android device.

lotus ipad
Jul 5, 2012, 06:05 PM
Will officially give the iPad 3 to the gf since she's practically taken it anyway.

I don't think I'll miss the weight and size, found it a bit annoying.
All my tech other than my phone is apple. Honestly, I find android to be better for me personally. I can just work faster with it.

Now the retina is the problem. It is magnificent. Will I miss it too much?

That's up to you.

blackhand1001
Jul 5, 2012, 06:07 PM
Will officially give the iPad 3 to the gf since she's practically taken it anyway.

I don't think I'll miss the weight and size, found it a bit annoying.
All my tech other than my phone is apple. Honestly, I find android to be better for me personally. I can just work faster with it.

Now the retina is the problem. It is magnificent. Will I miss it too much?

You're not really gonna miss retina. The nexus 7's dpi (220) is much closer to the dpi of the retina ipad (260) than it is to the ipad 2's dpi. (130)

nishishei
Jul 5, 2012, 06:11 PM
Now the retina is the problem. It is magnificent. Will I miss it too much?

PIXEL DENSITY COMPARISON (pixels per inch)

Nexus 7: 216
New iPad: 264 (Retina)
iPad2: 132

Rodster
Jul 5, 2012, 06:22 PM
The Nexus 7 hasn't been released yet and Google may have a hit already on their hands. Every review is outright glowing. :)

http://www.pcworld.com/article/258772/google_nexus_7_tablet_review_solid_but_not_revolutionary.html

"Make no mistake: Of today's 7-inch Android tablets, the Nexus 7 is the one to beat, and it is handily one of the best-executed Android tablets of any size you can buy."

nuckinfutz
Jul 5, 2012, 06:23 PM
I sold my iPad 3 yesterday because I pre-ordered the Nexus 7. I had it listed for $430 with otterbox case and did not get any bites. This iPad was in like new condition. I ended up selling it for $400. Point of the story is iPad's are slowing down; cheap high quality 7 inch models will take over. If Apple releases a high quality 7 inch model at $300 expect to lose at least $100 dollars on a used 9.7 iPad right off the bat. Who wants to pay $400 on a used product when you can get something brand new, smaller and uses exactly the same apps? Apple is too good at making their idevices app compatible.

To some people the larger size is important. I doubt that 7" models take over. I still find the "around 10" tablets to be the best blend of size and performance.

An iPad mini will help but only if it's affordable. That point is highlighted by you clearly wanting to pocket the extra savings from getting a Nexus 7

johndallas999
Jul 5, 2012, 06:34 PM
"Here you go gf, have my Lexus. Don't worry about me, I'm buying a Hyundai."

:D

What a funny guy. :rolleyes:

617aircav
Jul 5, 2012, 09:10 PM
Will officially give the iPad 3 to the gf since she's practically taken it anyway.

I don't think I'll miss the weight and size, found it a bit annoying.
All my tech other than my phone is apple. Honestly, I find android to be better for me personally. I can just work faster with it.

Now the retina is the problem. It is magnificent. Will I miss it too much?

What kind of question is that. Ask your optician.

kockgunner
Jul 5, 2012, 09:32 PM
"Retina" is dependent on distance. Hold the 216 PPI about 3" further away, and it's as "retina" as the 264 PPI screen.



Yep, a very large screen, or high PPI, is good for that.

However, I use 7" tablets all the time for surfing (they're easier to hold in one hand), and I just tap zoom and the text reflows (on Android) so I don't have to scroll horizontally like on Safari.



I can't think of many times that I would have to type while web surfing.

So for an iPad 2 is "Retina" when I use it at 10 feet :rolleyes:

The smaller the device, the closer you hold it, naturally. The only way to make sure you can't see pixels is to see the device in person.

MarkCollette
Jul 5, 2012, 09:34 PM
I'm recommending it to my Dad. It's right at the price point he'd go for, and the sizing is just right for him. I'd rather it be a 7" iPad, so I could help him with it easier, as it would be closer to my iPhone with iOS and apps, but that's not an option. This will 90% of the time replace his desktop, but be even more portable than a notebook. Pretty excited!