How good is the screen?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BeachChair, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. BeachChair macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2008
    Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    Better. I've never seen a computer screen that looks better, honestly. The black levels aren't quite as good as my Pioneer plasma (pure black is a very dark gray on the iPad), but they're pretty good. A little better than my MBP and significantly better than my iMac. Saturation and brightness are excellent. Antialiasing isn't perfect, but that's not the screen, it's a combination of software and the mediocre 1024x768 resolution. If they up it to 1280x960 or so at the same size, it'll help. Overall I have no complaints about the screen.
  3. None Such macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2006
    Very good! It's one of the first things people comment on when they see mine.
  4. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    I'll take it from two viewpoints, easier that way.

    From a personal, human viewpoint. Stunning, much better than the MBP. Better viewing angles, better color saturation, darker darks and brighter whites. Profound, almost OLED-like color vibrancy.

    From a technical standpoint, the MBPs all use the LCD technology known as TN. TN has poor viewing angles and not nearly as proficient color saturation as the IPS panel found in the iPad (top of the line, why Apple cinema displays cost so much). IPS panels have more transistors, so they produce much better color.

    So from both a personal and technical standpoint, it's solid.
  5. ImperialX macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    It has an LED and IPS technology. That's more advanced than any of the screens Apple is shipping in the current MacBook Pros.
  6. jahlinux macrumors member


    Jul 18, 2008
    I think the MBP and the iPhone Screen is better. The screen resolution is not as high on the iPad as it should be. It's noticeable when looking at small text. I still really like the iPad just wish the resolution was a little better.
  7. dulaney22 macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    On par or better than my iMac. Yes it's that good.
  8. BeachChair thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2008
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Sounds great, now I can't imagine the new MBP's won't have IPS technology.

    Another question, is it brighter at the highest setting, and darker at the lowest setting than the MBP's?
  9. mullman macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2004
    Better than my near new unibody MBP.
    Screen amazing, battery life stellar!

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