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TUAW notes that Samsung is ready to demonstrate the industry's first 2560 x 1600 10.1" LCD next week at the SID Display Week 2011 International Symposium.
The prototype demonstration marks the first time this resolution has been available for the tablet market in the popular – 10.1-inch – format, rivaling the highest resolution smartphone displays now on the market. Samsung expects to have commercial availability of this technology for tablet applications later this year.
The screen comes in at a screen density of 300dpi and is expected to become available for tablets later this year.

Such a high resolution display could pave the way for a true Retina display in a future iPad. We all got very excited earlier this year when it seemed that Apple was already prepping artwork for a double-resolution iPad of 2048x1536. At the time, one of the arguments against it was the lack of availability of such high density displays. TUAW points out that this particular display isn't likely to be used in an iPad but proves that such high density displays are just around the corner.

For what it's worth at least two analysts has predicted that the iPad 3 will indeed get a pixel-doubled Retina display.

Article Link: Samsung 2560x1600 Tablet LCD Paves Way for iPad Retina Display
 

Lotso

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Well, I bet Apple wishes they bumped the resolution on the iPad 2 instead of waiting for the 3.
 

Full of Win

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Exactly why I waited to get the TRUE iPad 2 (aka iPad 3). If the iPad 3 gets this type of screen, a world cell radio (GSM / CDMA) and thunderbolt support, I think many will see it as the iPad 2 in spirit.
 

BrettApple

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Man, if this becomes a reality. I might not be using my MacBook much :D. I'd love to see something like this come in 13" 15" size for MacBook Pro's. If OS X does eventually become more resolution independent.
 

tubbymac

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I wonder how the Apple vs Samsung lawsuit will affect this. Samsung could just hold this technology for their own tablets out of spite.
 

ravenvii

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question is will it go to Apple or will Samsung get to go after it first for themselves.

Most likely they will use this for themselves and probably other manufacturers of (Android) tablets.

Why? Look at the resolution - it's not double the current iPad's resolution - it's actually slightly higher than double. I have a feeling Apple wants to stick to doubling the resolution, to make it a easy transition, like the iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4.
 
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Well, I bet Apple wishes they bumped the resolution on the iPad 2 instead of waiting for the 3.

Why do u say that. Pretty sure the iPad 2 is doing ok

I really truly don't understand everyone's obsession with such high resolution displays... I have never once looked at my iPad screen and wished it were a higher resolution.... It's perfect. Sure more is always better, but i'd rather have other stuff first
 

kiljoy616

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Lets see I thought Apple was suing Samsung at this moment over some cheap phone no one cares about or would mistake for an iphone. Maybe Apple needs to get back to what they are good at since its not like competition is going to go away or just sleep any more. :(
 

PorterRocks

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Well, I've been holding off on my iPad 2 purchase until I ordered a new iMac. I suppose I'll be holding off a tad longer now. I'm in no rush to get one anyway. :)
 

lilo777

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If the iPad gets this screen, I see no further use for my 17" MacBook Pro. Any word on how much it costs?

What if it's not iPad but Galaxy Tab that gets this screen. Will you still stick with MBP/iPad combo or go for Samsung 9 series laptop/Galaxy Tab?
 

Trevasta

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Resolution of 2048x1536 isn't double-resolution. It's quadruple-resolution.

1024x768 = 786,432 pixels
2048x1536 = 3,145,728 pixels

3,145,728 / 786,432 = 4

What's with MacRumors reporting this incorrectly every time it comes up?
 

ThomasJL

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Same 30" ACD resolution in a 10.1" display

2560 x 1600 is the exact same resolution of the 30-inch Apple Cinema Display. And now Samsung has created a 10.1-inch display with the same resolution.
 
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pmz

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Interesting. Could there be something to those early claims of an iPad 3 in September, after all?

I mean, I doubt it, but if Samsung says this awesome new display technology is ready to come to market, then that means Apple has already had one for 6 - 12 months in the lab.
 

yodaxl7

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Samsung may have figured out on how to create retina display, but not how to compensate the final design. Samsung is a huge company with many departments. The mobile division is being sued, not the components. Apple may have already bought them.
 

paul4339

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I wonder how the Apple vs Samsung lawsuit will affect this. Samsung could just hold this technology for their own tablets out of spite.

I'm pretty sure like most companies, Samsung makes sound business decisions, not decisions based on spite... (I only glanced through the article, but i think it's Nouvoyance technology and Samsung is the manufacturer)
 

Tulse

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This display uses the odd PenTile sub pixel arrangement, which isn't really designed for both horizontal and vertical orientation.
 

randomrazr

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is it worth it on the 15inch macbook pros to pay the extra 150 dollars to jump from a glossy 1440 x 900 reoslution to the anti glare 1680 by 1080 resolution?
 
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