iPad 3 owner! How impressed are you with the retina-display?

How impressed are you with the retina display?

  • Very impressed! Better than I imagined

    Votes: 79 32.0%
  • Impressed! Just as good as I imagined

    Votes: 120 48.6%
  • Neutral. The screen is good, but not as good as I imagined

    Votes: 26 10.5%
  • Unimpressed. The retina wasn't as big a deal as I thought

    Votes: 7 2.8%
  • Very unimpressed. I think it's hard to tell the difference between this and the iPad 2

    Votes: 3 1.2%
  • I don't own an iPad 3

    Votes: 12 4.9%

  • Total voters
    247

MathiasVH

macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 7, 2009
146
4
Plain and simple: How impressed are you with the screen on your new iPad? :)

Now finished the poll. Please only vote on screen quality if you actually have got/used the new iPad :D

EDIT: If you've got the time, add a short explanation of why you voted what you voted :)
 
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TheNewEra

macrumors newbie
Mar 19, 2012
8
0
When I saw it through the protective plastic for the first time I was impressed. However, when I removed the plastic I was stunned. It truly is a wonderful display.
 

MathiasVH

macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 7, 2009
146
4
It'd be great if you would add a short explanation of why you answered what you did :cool:
 

ZBoater

macrumors G3
Jul 2, 2007
8,307
1,016
Sunny Florida
I have a Dell 2560x1600 30" monitor and an Apple Thunderbolt 27" monitor. I know good resolution when I see it.

The iPad 1/2 at 1024x768 was OK. I preferred the couple of Android tablets I had at higher resolutions because I could tell the difference. Apple did a great job in creating a fantastic panel with a 1990's resolution on a 9.7" screen. Kudos.

But to go from that to 2048x1536 is, for those of us who appreciate high resolution monitors. simply amazing. The difference between that and the previous iPads, the Android tablets, and any other portable gadget I own is just night and day.

I realize to some people it's just meh. And that's ok. To each his/her own. I think that the iPad 4 with retina display and with a few ounces less/few millimeters less will be the perfect tablet...
 

KoukiFC3S

macrumors 6502a
Jul 4, 2010
535
1
I'm really impressed.

1080p is the highest resolution I've used on PCs. So to get an even higher resolution into a screen less than 10 inches is mindblowing. :eek:
 

tekchic

macrumors 65816
Apr 19, 2010
1,458
545
Phoenix, AZ
I got to work today (with dual 24" flat-screen monitors) and now all I see are pixels. :)

LOVE the new iPad. Feels like it matches my iPhone 4 now as far as crisp text.
 

Yr Blues

macrumors 68020
Jan 14, 2008
2,176
188
I think I'm the only person that likes 3D. Maybe some day. And if you don't like 3D, I'm sure you're going to purchase the 2D tickets for Prometheus, then.
 

Battlefield Fan

macrumors 65816
Mar 9, 2008
1,058
0
I was impressed but not as impressed as going from a 3Gs to a iP4 with a retina display. I guess with not owning an iPad before I had no idea what to base it off of but I do feel like the 320 ppi vs 264 ppi is noticeable.

I love the screen and love the iPad as a whole though. I'm glad I finally got one!
 

DNAppleGold

macrumors 6502
Apr 9, 2009
305
31
Very impressed, and the more I use it the more I notice the difference between the new IP and my old IP and every other screen I use. (Now every other device looks a tad blurry). That being said, it was not quite the change between seeing regular and hi def TVs, as some commentators had said.
 

Ounce

macrumors member
Jun 26, 2011
42
0
Louisville, KY
iPad 2 screen looks like a computer screen. The new iPad screen is unlike anything I've seen before, even my iPhone 4S. For me, computers will never be the same again.
 

Buildbright

macrumors 6502a
Aug 25, 2011
652
1
If the display looks the same as the iPad 2 please go to the optometrist. lol

I think the iPad is impressive and gets better with age, but every year the iPad is released reviewers and consumers come out and complain the iPad is nothing special.

Year one: "The iPad is a giant iPod touch and doesn’t have cameras" "This is not a revolutionary device"

Year Two: "The iPad 2 doesn't feel any faster" "The cameras suck" "No LTE" "Its only 80grams lighter" "It doesn't feel lighter" "Its only 4.4mm thicker" "The screen lacks the crispness of similar tablets"

Year Three: "The new iPad doesn't feel faster" "Who needs a good camera on the iPad" "It's .6mm thicker!" "It's 50grams heavier!" "It feels heavier" "Who needs LTE or a hotspot" "The screen on the iPad 2 is almost as good"

I remember last year all the reviews said don’t buy the iPad 2 and this year the same goes for the iPad 3. Seriously what do you want!
 

taedouni

macrumors 65816
Jun 7, 2011
1,106
25
California
Honestly it's better than the iPhone's retina display. I believe that they called this simply the iPad because it's what Steve Jobs originally envisioned
 

richardmu

macrumors 6502a
Oct 10, 2007
582
32
Bristol, UK
Returned my ipad 3 to Apple yesterday. Very disappointed with most aspects of the new ipad.

Screen was a marginal improvement over my ipad 2. I don't take photos with my ipad so a better camera was a total waste. Had crashes with apps I never had before. Overall, not worth upgrading from the 2. From the 1 definitely.

It just felt chunky compared to the 2. I like sleek NOT chunky with my Apple products! Heavier and fatter does not compute with Apple products.

Stiil, I hope they sell shedloads and the shares carry on reaching for the stars.
 

mac jones

macrumors 68040
Apr 6, 2006
3,254
1
Returned my ipad 3 to Apple yesterday. Very disappointed with most aspects of the new ipad.

Screen was a marginal improvement over my ipad 2. I don't take photos with my ipad so a better camera was a total waste. Had crashes with apps I never had before. Overall, not worth upgrading from the 2. From the 1 definitely.

It just felt chunky compared to the 2. I like sleek NOT chunky with my Apple products! Heavier and fatter does not compute with Apple products.

Stiil, I hope they sell shedloads and the shares carry on reaching for the stars.
They should have two versions (or lines, as their called)

1) for the HD screen
2) for the lighter and more efficient (what I believe is more important, but that's just me)
 

daneoni

macrumors G4
Mar 24, 2006
10,803
79
Impressed with the pixels density...not so much the colour calibration which is a it off on mine.