most overlooked feature of iPad is the display...

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  1. doug in albq Suspended

    doug in albq

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    multi-touch or not, IPS display on a tablet is wonderful, and something I have been looking for in-and-of-itself, never mind all the other awesomeness of the iPad.:)

    are any of the MacBook Pro models even IPS?

    any notebook/laptop/netbook at all have IPS...? Last I remember there might have been 1 or 2 Lenovo notebooks that had IPS, and they cost almost $4K.

    IPS for the win!

    Would not surprise me if maybe Apple might pull some slight-of-hand on the display in future models, and attempt to provide a nice TN display as opposed to IPS, especially if they make a smaller one (big if.)
     
  2. Akash.B macrumors regular

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    Definitely, display is absolutely gorgeous. That's the first thing people notice about my iPad, how colorful and bright and sharp it is.
     
  3. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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    It is kinda the only thing to notice on the iPad, doncha think?
     
  4. danpass macrumors 68020

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    definite an excellent screen.


    does it also have the CleanWipe feature (also amazing) of the 3GS?
     
  5. HiRez macrumors 603

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    It does (oleophobic coating). I probably wipe it off about 10x per day but it is easy to wipe. Which is another reason I don't use a screen protector because you would lose that advantage.
     
  6. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

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    Only 10? I have my glasses cloth in my hand constantly. All day with the wiping. And it wipes beautifully.
     
  7. danpass macrumors 68020

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    thanks. I was just now looking thru the Apple page spec sheet and saw that it does indeed have a phobia of oleos :D
     
  8. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    How is the display for reading a bunch? I have kinda had a hard time recently reading Kindle books on my iPhone. I mean I read a bit but then I guess I get tired or something. I can also read on my MacBook Pro now, so it's not as big of a deal. But I'm wondering how good the reading is on a screen much bigger than my iPhone, especially if it strains your eyes any.
     
  9. jeff323 macrumors member

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    Under a bright light with the screen off, I can see tiny little scratches. Never saw any on my iPod touch. Is it the oleophobic coating?
     
  10. doug in albq thread starter Suspended

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    I have heard about this, have not witnesses it on my iPad. If there are "scratches" it is most likely in the coating.
     
  11. HiRez macrumors 603

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    It's been great for me, I'm not experiencing any eyestrain reading about 1-2 hours per day (that's just iBooks, not including web surfing etc.). But, everyone has different sensitivities and tolerances so it's hard to say until you try it yourself. I do like having the backlight for reading in bed. Some will say the backlight is hard on your eyes, but to me that's easier than fighting to find a good position to receive adequate ambient light. Text would look sharper and smoother if the screen resolution were higher (1280 or 1600 pixels across). You can see the antialiasing and edges, so you're not getting a perfect, printed-text-like experience, but it doesn't look bad at all.
     
  12. doug in albq thread starter Suspended

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    Yes, my only immediate request for the next iPad display is more ppi. Mabye 1440 across. Actually 1280 might be the best. Text too small with much more ppi
     

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