- 03-19-2012, 03:10 PM #26
new iPad Display Technology Shoot-Out
Apple has taken the very good display on the iPad 2 and dramatically improved two of its major weak points: sharpness and color saturation – they are now state-of-the-art. Our lab tests and visual tests agree with Apple’s claim that the new iPad has “the best display ever on a mobile device” so we have awarded the new iPad the Best Mobile Display Award in DisplayMate’s Best Video Hardware Guide. But there’s more…the new iPad’s picture quality, color accuracy, and gray scale are not only much better than any other Tablet or Smartphone, it’s also much better than most HDTVs, laptops, and monitors. In fact with some minor calibration tweaks the new iPad would qualify as a studio reference monitor.
Viewing Tests: What makes the new iPad really shine is its very accurate colors and picture quality. It’s most likely better and more accurate than any display you own (unless it’s a calibrated professional display). In fact with some minor calibration tweaks the new iPad would qualify as a studio reference monitor. See our detailed measurements.
- 03-19-2012, 03:23 PM #27
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- 03-19-2012, 05:57 PM #29
When I feel my iPad 2 has become dated, I will glady upgrade. However, that time has not come yet, for me.
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- 03-19-2012, 06:28 PM #31
I totally understand why you wouldn't upgrade from iPad 2, though. What I don't understand is why you would buy the iPad 2 new. To each his own, I guess.
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- 03-19-2012, 07:31 PM #33
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- 03-19-2012, 07:51 PM #34
- 03-20-2012, 12:52 PM #35iPhone Nanite
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I went to Best Buy as well to check out the new iPad and, i was impressed, just not enough to replace my ipad 2. the main different i noticed was text. text on the 3gs that was unreadable became clear as day on the iphone 4. i cant say the same for ipad 2 going to new ipad. i think if you're a big gamer than the upgrade might be justified. to me LTE is more of a reason to upgrade and if it was in my area i probably would have bought it.
I see a lot of you are really big on the display. is there an app or website i can go to that you feel will give me a better representation the new ipad?
- 03-20-2012, 12:53 PM #36
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- 03-20-2012, 06:54 PM #40iPhone Nanite
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If you are not in a hurry and you have the $100 to spare then i suggest that you should go for the new iPad since you can really get better functions with the camera, display, reactivity and all. Although if you are not very particular with such functions then generally it will have the same feel at first especially if you have tried using iPad 2 but then apple technology is very fast changing o i guess its really better if you get the new one cause there are some applications that may be better off on new iPad and there will be some apps that will only be working with new versions in no time.
You will appreciate the new iPad more especially if your the video type of person since they have improved on that field from the old version.
- 03-21-2012, 02:30 PM #41
Some questions to ponder -
-Interested in jailbreaking and tweaks?
-All stock and keeping it that way?
I knew someone that bought a new iPad and I bought their iPad 2 with JB and
I'm very happy with my bang-for-the buck deal. YMMV?
- 03-21-2012, 04:59 PM #42
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- 03-22-2012, 01:15 PM #48
I think I can chime in here:
Since October, I have had a 16GB, White, Wi-Fi only iPad2 (had an iPad 1 before that). During that time, I would use my hotspot on my iPhone to tether to the internet when not near a wi-fi source. I actually was really excited about the New iPad (3) because it had built in 4G! (the screen was just a bonus).
I wasnt going to get a New iPad immediately, but had a moment of weakness last friday and picked up a 32GB Verizon at my local BestBuy (for $729). My thought was "I will sell the iPad2 for $300; that will help with the cost."... well, that was the plan at least.
My wife and I used the New Ipad for the past week - in the house, in the car, etc. The screen is awesome and it is fast, fast, fast! But what we realized is that we really didnt notice that much of a difference between it and the iPad2. ESPECIALLY not $429 worth (the difference after we sold the iPad2).
Yes, we could have gotten the 16GB 4G for $100 less, but I dont think it is even worth the $329. difference.
Yes, we could have gotten the 16GB Wi-fi only for $229 less, but I dont think it is worth $200 more than my 16GB iPad 2. .
If I did not have an iPad and had to choose between it and the 2 on the shelf, there is no question that it would be worth the extra $100. But anymore than that? I just dont see the benefit.
So, I have returned my New iPad to Best Buy. I'm gonna keep my iPad 2 and cross my fingers for a 7" 4G version in the future!
- 03-22-2012, 04:47 PM #49
- 03-22-2012, 06:16 PM #50