iPad Anyone feel that iPad Air screen looks better than rMini?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by farqueue, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2006
    Just did a side by side comparison with the air against the rMini. Same brightness, same webpage (NY times, macrumors) on safari or even angry birds, but the air just looks much better despite more PPI on the rMini than the Air?

    p/s: No, I'm not a 65 yr old grandfather with bad eyesight. My eyes are perfectly fine - 20/20 corrected.
  2. J4B3 macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2012
    Gamma Quadrant
    Please. For the love of all things holy let's not start this again. :eek:

    OP. This has been discussed ad nauseam already.
  3. ApplePhy macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2013

    Please refer to the dozens of posts already here in the forums.
  4. Misskitty macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    Ive been saying this all along but no one wants to believe me. The air has a much nicer screen.
  5. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    What on earth are you talking about? Of course the Air has a better screen, and the vast majority of people here acknowledge the fact. Just because people are saying the narrower gamut of the rMini isn't a deal breaker for them doesn't mean they think the rMini has a better screen. There are maybe 3 or 4 people here who have stated a preference for the rMini screen.

    Some people *cough* seem to gravitate toward hyperbole and drama in their posts. Things are rarely as big a deal as they make them out to be.
  6. Misskitty macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    Some on here said the mini is sharper due to smaller size.
  7. ichavis macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2010
    This is like ground hog day for rMini to Air comparisons. Bury it and enjoy your favorite iPad for the holidays.
  8. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
  9. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2013
    Anandtech did a review on the retina mini, that is, in my opinion, very good.


    Whether the Air "looks much better" is a subjective evaluation. Some people think it does, and others think that, except for size, the differences are small.

    Personally, I hardly notice the difference myself. But then to me the retina mini display seems much nicer than the original, and others think those two are practically the same. We're all different, sensitive different issues and with different things we're looking for in a device. And while there are objective measurable differences documented in a review like Anand's, what that ultimately means is going to be different for different people.
  10. patseguin macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2003
    I thought so after seeing in the mini in the store but I think it was jus psychological. After hearing of complaints, I am guessing that some mini screens are flawed but a bug free mini probably has as good a display as an Air.
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Had an opportunity to see an Air and a rMini side by side at a store last night. The color difference is noticable, but it's like how different TV sets have different colors. If your living room TV and your bedroom TV colors don't match exactly, you just shrug and live with it, you don't demand that different TV sets have the exact same colors. Both Air and rMini colors are good for normal use. You just have to accept that they are not the same.
  12. AppleWarMachine macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2011
    Michigan, US
  13. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2010
    I'm a little unsure about your claim of having 20/20 vision. Somehow you have missed 100+ post on this forum covering the same subject.
  14. ob81 macrumors 65816


    Jun 11, 2007
    Virginia Beach
    I can't remember what we talked about on this forum prior to the rmini being released. A part of my life is missing.
  15. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2010
    How dare they have that opinion!
  16. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Better how...? :p
  17. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    I can't believe we are still doing this.

    Can't people read any of the topics on the first page? Do people really think their topic is novel weeks after the products have been released?
  18. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Yeah and the redundant ones always use the same wording.."am I the only one" or "anyone else". As if there are any vacuums with a multiple million selling product.
  19. joshwithachance macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2009
    It's been proven that the Air display actually IS better. It has a wider color gamut.
  20. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    Well if the identical specs Air vs rMini has a 15-20% price difference, there's no point in comparing since the only spec difference is the screen. If you don't think you get more for paying more, take a quick read read from economics 101.

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