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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:05 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, 12:08 PM   #2
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pff 440ppi is basically standard def. 900PPI or go home!
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:09 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, 12:37 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, 12:41 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, 12:41 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, 12:53 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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Screen resolution aside, the reviews are all saying that battery life is horrendous on the device.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:06 PM   #9
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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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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:06 PM   #10
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Because I like my Mini...and I don't want a Droid.

Retina is not #1 on everyone's list of most desirable features.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:07 PM   #11
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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, 01:12 PM   #12
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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 16, 2012, 01:38 PM   #13
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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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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:50 PM   #14
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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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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, 02:14 PM   #16
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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, 02:16 PM   #17
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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, 02:19 PM   #18
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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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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.
I can clearly tell the difference between 1080 and 720, even on a 32 inch tv.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:24 PM   #20
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I can clearly tell the difference between 1080 and 720, even on a 32 inch tv.
right. Like how I can see my iPhone 5's 4" screen is much superior to that of any 47" 1080p HDTV
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:24 PM   #21
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Does that device have Apple ecosystem and how much does it cost btw?
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:27 PM   #22
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Does that device have Apple ecosystem and how much does it cost btw?
$199 and I believe it is thinner than the iPhone 5.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:30 PM   #23
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We've got a samsung LED LCD TV.....I can tell a huge difference between 720p and 1080p.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:33 PM   #24
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$199 and I believe it is thinner than the iPhone 5.
If it was a tablet, I may have looked into it but it isn't and it isn't Apple either. I have enough android toys.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:36 PM   #25
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I bought the mini because I wanted that size device, Apple finally made one, I prefer the Apple ecosystem, I got the mini, I put my stuff on the mini, the mini works great, I don't have a problem with the mini in any way (battery, finish, function), I like it better than the smaller mid-size tablets i was using in the meantime, case closed FOR THIS CONSUMER.

Why the mods permit this endless honking on why people have bought their mini iPads is just beyond my ken. Overburdened, perhaps.
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