Originally Posted by mattopotamus
I am 100% talking about the screen quality....not the form factor. All else equal....going back to a tube screen vs an HD screen is a big difference (retina/HD to standard def)
But there's always a context, and this conversation started with Apple products not incorporating retina, and then it went suddenly to just the screen and ignored the context with your tube tv analogy. I simply completed your (very good) analogy.
But focusing in on a single item and taking it out of context (and it's not just screens, its RAM and CPU and on and on) provides an easy way for some (not saying you, this isn't focused at you at all) to judge negatively and slam the whole product because of one item or component, ignoring all the rest, and some believe when you can contradict, be negative or slam something, then that demonstrates superiority.