While there might not be a large amount of new features, the new iPad retina display is getting quite a bit of buzz. And rightly so as early reviews are glowing about how beautiful and “resolutionary” it is and how crisp text and images look on the 3.1 million pixel screen. That’s a lot of pixels.
So how did it stack up in reviews?
Well, David Phelan over at Pocketline mentions “..text which had previously seemed perfectly readable is suddenly sharper, with a crispness that rivals print. No more jagged edges on curved lines, no matter how much you squint. It’s hard to convey what a major, but also subtle, change this is. Stare at it in the right light and it looks like it could be a printed photograph, not an electronic display.”
Walt Mossberg at AllThingsD had some very nice takeaways, including ” ..its key improvements strengthen its position as the best tablet on the market.” Most poignantly, Mossberg goes onto say “It has the most spectacular display I have ever seen in a mobile device.” WOW! That’s a compliment from the tech review tycoon.
And it’s not just the magnificent retina display that is getting high praise. Macworld’s Jason Snell exclaims “And on nearly every front, the third-generation iPad is markedly better than its predecessor.”
But overall, it’s all about the display. Just ask SlashGear’s Vincent Nguyen who sums it up nicely with “The new iPad’s Retina Display does to the tablet segment what the iPhone 4′s Retina Display did to smartphones: in short, shakes it up entirely. Where the iPad 2 runs at 1024 x 768 resolution, the new iPad comes in at 2048 x 1536, meaning four times more pixels in the same 9.7-inch space. In fact, at 3.1m pixels, that’s 1m more than a Full HD television.”
So what do you think? Are you getting one?