Resolved Perfect Eyesight is 477ppi, 440ppi Device Just Released, Why Would Anyone Want a Mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by VFC, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. VFC, Nov 16, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012

    VFC macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2012
    SE PA.
  2. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    pff 440ppi is basically standard def. 900PPI or go home!
  3. Anti-Lucifer macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    I dare you to see the visual difference between a 47" HDTV @1080p vs @720p from a viewing distance of at least 6+ feet. You will not be able to tell the difference. If you are able to, then nothing on this planet will satisfy you. That's just too bad....FOR YOU!
  4. VFC thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2012
    SE PA.
    Funny you should post that. Behind me, in my home office, is an old 720P 46" TV. My chair is 5-6 ft from the screen and I am unable to read the fine print you often see in car commercials. I have a 1080P 47" 3D TV upstairs and I can read the fine print from 10 ft away.
  5. Anti-Lucifer macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    From your argument, it is clearly that 1" screen difference :rolleyes:
  6. ericrwalker macrumors 68030


    Oct 8, 2008
    Albany, NY

    Same signal input on both?

    I have a 50" LG Plasma 720p at home, with basic cable and I can read the fine print from my couch. Probably about 8 feet away.
  7. Nuttydev macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2009
    Bristol, England.
    Well that's interesting seeing as TV isn't broadcast above 1080i, so you're seeing the same picture on both screens. Maybe the 46" just isn't a very good TV?
  8. Nikhil72 macrumors 65816

    Oct 21, 2005
    Screen resolution aside, the reviews are all saying that battery life is horrendous on the device.
  9. MrXiro macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Cause the world contains more than just spec whores. Different people different purposes. I primarily use my iPad to watch movies at the gym and surf while on the couch.

    I've owned an iPad 3rd Gen and though I can see the difference when they are side by side I can still read everything on the iPad Mini just fine. Though I wish the native font size was blown up a bit, not because it's blurry but because I hate looking at tiny font. I enlarge/zoom in when I'm on my iPhone 5 too.
  10. technopimp macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    Because I like my Mini...and I don't want a Droid.

    Retina is not #1 on everyone's list of most desirable features.
  11. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
  12. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    Let's remember that retina comes with trade offs. iPad 3 was thicker, hotter, heavier, took longer to charge, and had a shorter battery life than iPad 2. All to support the retina display. Not saying it's not worth it, but there's a cost benefit analysis to just cramming every possible pixel in there.
  13. minimo3 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2010
    Same reason why most people are not buying the new 4k TV's - they can't tell the difference
  14. xofruitcake macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2012
    Heh heh. How much are you willing to pay for the device? How long are you ready to wait? Technology is not there yet... what is the point of the ranting?
  15. Awakener macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2011
    People aren't buying 4k TV's because they are too expensive, but if 4k becomes standard no one will want to go back.
  16. Q-Dog macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2007
    You aren't supposed to be able to read the fine print on car commercials, or any other commercials for that matter. :eek:
  17. jon3543 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2010
    If you were to represent the populations of the world, this forum, and spec whores graphically, you would have three concentric circles, in that order from largest to smallest.
  18. madat42 macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2011
    "Why would anyone want a mini?"

    Seriously? Why would anyone want an iPad big or small period? Why would anyone want a MacBook Pro non-retina screen? Why would anyone want the 16GB iPad over the 32GB?

    Don't try to figure out why people buy the stuff they do. Just buy what you want and enjoy it.
  19. KAB2010 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2009
    Wirelessly posted

    I can clearly tell the difference between 1080 and 720, even on a 32 inch tv.
  20. Anti-Lucifer macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    right. Like how I can see my iPhone 5's 4" screen is much superior to that of any 47" 1080p HDTV :rolleyes:
  21. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Does that device have Apple ecosystem and how much does it cost btw?
  22. VFC thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2012
    SE PA.
    $199 and I believe it is thinner than the iPhone 5.
  23. whitesand macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2011
    We've got a samsung LED LCD TV.....I can tell a huge difference between 720p and 1080p.
  24. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    If it was a tablet, I may have looked into it but it isn't and it isn't Apple either. I have enough android toys.
  25. LizKat macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    I bought the mini because I wanted that size device, Apple finally made one, I prefer the Apple ecosystem, I got the mini, I put my stuff on the mini, the mini works great, I don't have a problem with the mini in any way (battery, finish, function), I like it better than the smaller mid-size tablets i was using in the meantime, case closed FOR THIS CONSUMER.

    Why the mods permit this endless honking on why people have bought their mini iPads is just beyond my ken. Overburdened, perhaps.

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