Resolution seem low to anyone?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by btownguy, May 4, 2010.

  1. btownguy macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    Just seems kind of low when reading text. How long after I purchased the iPad can I return it for a refund? I'm kind of considering it.
  2. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    14 days with a 10% restocking fee usually. The resolution seems fine to me though. Didn't you try one before purchase?
  3. Rm.237 macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2008
    After setting the precedent of not allowing either cash or gift cards to purchase their iPad Apple has added yet another restriction. No returns of the iPad are accepted at this time. Sorry.
  4. EthanNixon macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2007
    New Jersey
    The resolution is definitely sub par when it comes to modern technology. However, when thinking about the primary usage for this device, web surfing, the resolution is way better than widescreen. With a 1024x768 resolution, almost all of the Internet's websites are designed for this resolution. So almost all of the sites a user will visit will fit the iPad in either portrait or landscape.

    For watching movies, the resolution isn't that great. For books, it is pretty good. Reading documents is good as well.

    So all in all, the resolution is definitely lackluster compared to what is out as far as monitors, but for a tablet this resolutions is fine.

    Also, don't be fooled by the marketing term, nothing about the iPad is HD.
  5. cmvsm macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2004
    Not sure how you would buy something so expensive and suddenly realize that you aren't satisfied with the font resolution?

    Either way, I haven't really thought enough about it, which must mean that its completely fine with me. I think that movies look great as well. Avatar looks incredible on the iPad.
  6. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2007
    IMHO, for a device this size the resolution is perfectly adequate.

    I wouldn't complain if it had more ppi (pixels per inch), but I'm not unhappy with what I have.

    The average netbook screen resolution is 1024x600, so far I'm definitely preferring this form factor.
  7. acrafton macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    Not true. From Apple's website:
    " For eligible Mac, iPad, iPod, and third-party products, you have up to 14 calendar days from the time you receive your item(s) to initiate a return. "
  8. Rm.237 macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2008
    Maybe I should have added this, :D, after my post.
  9. gatearray macrumors 65816

    Apr 24, 2010
    Good grief, man! Readers of this thread should instead choose to not be fooled by YOU!

    Ever hear of 720P HD TV? Take a look at this on the iPad and prepare to have your troll-y-troll argument turned to dust! :) Sheesh...
  10. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2007
    No one said it looked bad, I don't think.

    720p in HDTV resolution terms is 1280x720, though most "720p" TVs have a screen resolution of 1366x768.

    720p is the lowest resolution that is considered HD, and the ipad's 1024x768 display is lower than that.

    It's still a great panel, though.
  11. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    It is on the low side, but not surprising for the first model. I'd call it adequate but not ideal, looks good is most cases but not so great for others (too low for effective text antialiasing in iBooks, for example). 1280x960 to 1600x1200 would be ideal. With the iPad's ability to easily zoom and autosize for web page sections, I don't think keeping a low fixed resolution is that important. If the rumor about the new iPhone's screen being 960x640 is true, that's going to raise the bar significantly for a big upgrade in the next iPad's resolution. With better graphics chips coming (probably multicore), and more RAM to work with, it'll happen. Hopefully developers are anticipating this and creating their graphics to be compatible with higher resolution screens so they don't get broken with the upgrade comes.

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