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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Perfect Eyesight is 477ppi, 440ppi Device Just Released, Why Would Anyone Want a Mini

Looking at the text examples on this web site; 440ppi is my new minimum standard for a hand-held device. They say perfect human eyesight max's out at 477ppi; 440 is close enough for me. The Mini only has 163ppi.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/440-p...arison_id36602

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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:08 PM   #2
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pff 440ppi is basically standard def. 900PPI or go home!
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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I dare you to see the visual difference between a 47" HDTV @1080p vs @720p from a viewing distance of at least 6+ feet. You will not be able to tell the difference. If you are able to, then nothing on this planet will satisfy you. That's just too bad....FOR YOU!
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:37 PM   #4
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I dare you to see the visual difference between a 47" HDTV @1080p vs @720p from a viewing distance of at least 6+ feet. You will not be able to tell the difference. If you are able to, then nothing on this planet will satisfy you. That's just too bad....FOR YOU!
Funny you should post that. Behind me, in my home office, is an old 720P 46" TV. My chair is 5-6 ft from the screen and I am unable to read the fine print you often see in car commercials. I have a 1080P 47" 3D TV upstairs and I can read the fine print from 10 ft away.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:41 PM   #5
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Funny you should post that. Behind me, in my home office, is an old 720P 46" TV. My chair is 5-6 ft from the screen and I am unable to read the fine print you often see in car commercials. I have a 1080P 47" 3D TV upstairs and I can read the fine print from 10 ft away.
From your argument, it is clearly that 1" screen difference
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:41 PM   #6
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Funny you should post that. Behind me, in my home office, is an old 720P 46" TV. My chair is 5-6 ft from the screen and I am unable to read the fine print you often see in car commercials. I have a 1080P 47" 3D TV upstairs and I can read the fine print from 10 ft away.

Same signal input on both?


I have a 50" LG Plasma 720p at home, with basic cable and I can read the fine print from my couch. Probably about 8 feet away.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:53 PM   #7
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Funny you should post that. Behind me, in my home office, is an old 720P 46" TV. My chair is 5-6 ft from the screen and I am unable to read the fine print you often see in car commercials. I have a 1080P 47" 3D TV upstairs and I can read the fine print from 10 ft away.
Well that's interesting seeing as TV isn't broadcast above 1080i, so you're seeing the same picture on both screens. Maybe the 46" just isn't a very good TV?
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:00 PM   #8
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Screen resolution aside, the reviews are all saying that battery life is horrendous on the device.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 03:14 PM   #9
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... and I am unable to read the fine print you often see in car commercials. ...
You aren't supposed to be able to read the fine print on car commercials, or any other commercials for that matter.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 03:19 PM   #10
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"Why would anyone want a mini?"

Seriously? Why would anyone want an iPad big or small period? Why would anyone want a MacBook Pro non-retina screen? Why would anyone want the 16GB iPad over the 32GB?

Don't try to figure out why people buy the stuff they do. Just buy what you want and enjoy it.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:46 PM   #11
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I dare you to see the visual difference between a 47" HDTV @1080p vs @720p from a viewing distance of at least 6+ feet. You will not be able to tell the difference. If you are able to, then nothing on this planet will satisfy you. That's just too bad....FOR YOU!
720p and 1080p on a huge screen is VERY noticeable.
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I dare you to see the visual difference between a 47" HDTV @1080p vs @720p from a viewing distance of at least 6+ feet. You will not be able to tell the difference. If you are able to, then nothing on this planet will satisfy you. That's just too bad....FOR YOU!
Bad example. I find that 46"+ display size, one can easily spot the difference between 720p and 1080p at the viewing distance of ~8ft.

However, one would be hard pressed to be able to discern individual pixels (for 1080p) at those distances, especially while viewing dynamic content. So, unless your smartphone usage scenario involves pressing the display against your eyeball, more than 350ppi is overkill.
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Perfect Eyesight is 477ppi, 440ppi Device Just Released, Why Would Anyone Want a Mini

Looking at the text examples on this web site; 440ppi is my new minimum standard for a hand-held device. They say perfect human eyesight max's out at 477ppi; 440 is close enough for me.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/440-p...arison_id36602
Cause the world contains more than just spec whores. Different people different purposes. I primarily use my iPad to watch movies at the gym and surf while on the couch.

I've owned an iPad 3rd Gen and though I can see the difference when they are side by side I can still read everything on the iPad Mini just fine. Though I wish the native font size was blown up a bit, not because it's blurry but because I hate looking at tiny font. I enlarge/zoom in when I'm on my iPhone 5 too.
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Cause the world contains more than just spec whores.
If you were to represent the populations of the world, this forum, and spec whores graphically, you would have three concentric circles, in that order from largest to smallest.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:07 PM   #15
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Looking at the text examples on this web site; 440ppi is my new minimum standard for a hand-held device. They say perfect human eyesight max's out at 477ppi; 440 is close enough for me.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/440-p...arison_id36602
Because iPad Mini is awesome.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:12 PM   #16
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Let's remember that retina comes with trade offs. iPad 3 was thicker, hotter, heavier, took longer to charge, and had a shorter battery life than iPad 2. All to support the retina display. Not saying it's not worth it, but there's a cost benefit analysis to just cramming every possible pixel in there.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 09:52 PM   #17
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Let's remember that retina comes with trade offs. iPad 3 was thicker, hotter, heavier, took longer to charge, and had a shorter battery life than iPad 2. All to support the retina display. Not saying it's not worth it, but there's a cost benefit analysis to just cramming every possible pixel in there.
A little thicker, heavier, hotter, took longer to charge and shorter battery life. Hardly noticeable.
It helps that the iPad 4 now comes with a 12 watt adapter but doesn't everyone let their iPads charge overnight?
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A little thicker, heavier, hotter, took longer to charge and shorter battery life. Hardly noticeable.
It helps that the iPad 4 now comes with a 12 watt adapter but doesn't everyone let their iPads charge overnight?
My mbp 17" is heavier, eats more power,takes long to charge, isn't all that portable these days and after the iPad mini, I hardly even use my iPad 3.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 12:33 PM   #19
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The average hyena can see over 12,000 PPI. Show an iPad Mini display to a hyena, and it will laugh.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 12:42 PM   #20
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The average hyena can see over 12,000 PPI. Show an iPad Mini display to a hyena, and it will laugh.
Are you sure about this? 12000 PPI means they can resolve a 1mm object at ~328 feet.

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The average hyena can see over 12,000 PPI. Show an iPad Mini display to a hyena, and it will laugh.
Lol. Even real life isn't hd enough for hyenas.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:38 PM   #22
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Same reason why most people are not buying the new 4k TV's - they can't tell the difference
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Same reason why most people are not buying the new 4k TV's - they can't tell the difference
People aren't buying 4k TV's because they are too expensive, but if 4k becomes standard no one will want to go back.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:50 PM   #24
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Looking at the text examples on this web site; 440ppi is my new minimum standard for a hand-held device. They say perfect human eyesight max's out at 477ppi; 440 is close enough for me. The Mini only has 163ppi.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/440-p...arison_id36602
Heh heh. How much are you willing to pay for the device? How long are you ready to wait? Technology is not there yet... what is the point of the ranting?
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