Screen res sucks; stupid me.

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  1. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

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    So, foolishly I bought the iPad2 after just a casual appraisal of its performance in a store.

    After using my iPhone 4's 'Retina' display and now trying to use the iPad for reading, I realize just how dumb I was. The iPad2 screen is awful for reading.

    Should have waited for the next generation; do you think it will be high res too? (God I hope so.)
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    I read on my iPad 1 all the time and love it
    I'm sure the screen resolution will improve in the next models, but not a big deal to me
     
  3. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    Not even a MacBook pro has the screen "quality" of the iPhone 4, because of the pixels. The iPad and the macs still look nice though
     
  4. Built macrumors 68020

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    ...and reading a teeny, tiny iPhone screen (comparatively speaking) is so much better than the large iPad screen...right!

    Don't get me wrong...I love my iPhone...but I REALLY love the screen real estate I get with my iPad...
     
  5. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    Sorry to hear that. Maybe just return it & wait for the iPad 3? :confused:
     
  6. SA22C macrumors regular

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    For the typical viewing distance when using an iPad vs an iPhone, the pixel disparity isn't a huge issue, IMHO. The pixel density is still higher than the screen on my MacBook Pro.
     
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  8. mack pro macrumors member

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    Talking from experience
     
  9. darngooddesign, May 21, 2011
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    darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Nope, I had a 4 and returned it due to antenna issues and have no issues with the res on my 3GS and iPad.
     
  10. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly what I was thinking.
     
  11. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    There is nothing wrong with the iPad's resolution. Sure it could be higher but it perfectly acceptable and usable.
     
  12. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    I have both generations of iPads and the iPhone 4. Yes, theres a clear difference in screen res, but the iPad's res is more than good enough for reading. I do all of my reading on the iPad.
     
  13. Maziar macrumors 6502

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    I've got both and don't have any problems with the iPad and can read easily on it.
     
  14. LiloThePleo macrumors 6502

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    Your holding it wrong.

    (Seriously, move it away from your face a litte.)
     
  15. Santabean2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You're right, but to me it's a bit like the difference between a HDD and a SSD in that once you've 'seen the light' going back is just awful.
     
  16. gatearray macrumors 65816

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    Make sure and throw away your laptop, then! It's PPI is less than the iPad, as well, and must be just awful to use.

    :)
     
  17. Jethrotoe macrumors regular

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    Just another vote for 'it ain't bad'.
    I read study books and so forth all the time and I like it.
    No problem here.
     
  18. tstarks33 macrumors regular

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    I'll never understand why people say things like this. The size of the text is exactly the same on my phone as on my ipad. You just have to flip the pages more often on phone. I know that matters to some, but it's really not a huge difference if you're just reading text.
     
  19. Built macrumors 68020

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    I have no sympathy for impulse buyers. You should have researched whether it worked for you BEFORE you bought it.
     
  20. appleguy123 macrumors 604

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    I agree! But you should just buy a cheap (as low as $114) Kindle to do your reading on. The iPad is such a great device, but reading on it for long amounts of time is an eye sore waiting to happen.
     
  21. macbookpro45 macrumors 6502

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    yup...couldn't agree more
     
  22. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

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    Amazing how someone impulse buys or does not lets say goto the store and play with all the apps for a while before sinking 500 bucks into something and then comes on forums and bitches about it. Honestly its sad.

    If you dont like it return it or sell it,
     
  23. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Why keep something you think sucks....return it then!
     
  24. cmvsm macrumors 6502a

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    You've been around this long on the forum and you still don't test anything before you buy? Pretty pathetic.
     
  25. Stefx73 macrumors regular

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    So, technically, you would think my 24inch 1920x1200 LCD monitor is even worse?
    Lol
    It's a bit like the HP/Liter argument that rice modders use to try to make V8 engines sound like a bad idea
     

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