1. j_benj's Avatar
    The vast majority of the time I don't notice that the display is non-retina. I guess I've been staring at non-retina resolution screens for so many years that my eyes really don't care. In fact, every screen I look at during the day with the exception of my iPhone 5 is non-retina
    06-24-2013 02:03 PM
  2. Minox's Avatar
    The mini screen is just fine, I also have a iPad Retina 4th Gen......
    06-24-2013 02:48 PM
  3. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    I have both a iPad 4th Gen and an iPad mini. I prefer the mini more because of its easier portability and easier to hold. As a matter of fact, the only time I even use my iPad 4 is to download movies onto it and stream to my Apple TV since I have the 128GB version. Now if Apple makes a mini with Retina and with 128gb+ storage, then I'm putting BOTH devices up and using that.
    06-30-2013 04:51 PM
  4. Supercali's Avatar
    I've always chosen a high resolution screen on laptops going back to Thinkpad T43p, r50p, T60p and I still own one. 1900x1200 screen of IPS heaven on a matte screen, too bad Lenovo discontinued making them. I jumped on the 3 from the ipad 1 when it was announced, now I have the 4, and I can't see myself going back to a low res ipad screen, notwithstanding the Mini's versatility. In the next few months or so, there will be an ipad 5 closer to the size of the mini (trimmer bezel) AND a Mini with a retina display (maybe in the 3rd version). Now that would be a difficult choice.
    07-04-2013 01:45 AM
  5. melbsteve's Avatar
    I moved from an iPad2 to my mini, that was a definite step up back then, and I am still more than content with the screen. I remember sighing whenever I switched from my retina iphone to the ipad2 screen, took me a few minutes to adjust my eyes. Today, that's really not an issue for my eyes with the Mini, clearly the resolution is just fine. In combination with the extra space, the Mini screen is always my first choice. Having said that, IF apple were to release a Mini2 with sharp retina display and still retain its form/thinness, i would probably have to have a really hard think... sounds very tempting after all.
    07-05-2013 11:25 AM
  6. taz323's Avatar
    I'm new to the iPad, but picked up the iPad 4, and have to say its great. The retina display is the best, pictures are awesome and speed Is amazing.
    07-05-2013 06:15 PM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    Last week I decided to give the iPad 4 another shot due to the nice retina display so I purchased one from Apple. Only took one day for me to realize that I preferred the smaller size of my iPad Mini over the larger and much heavier iPad 4. While the retina display is definitely nice on the iPad 4, I know that I can wait for the iPad 2 with retina.


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    07-21-2013 07:55 PM
  8. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I was so unhappy with the screen that I returned it. Twice. Non-retina just doesn't cut the mustard for me anymore.
    07-21-2013 08:28 PM
  9. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    I am totally happy with my mini's screen. Maybe it is just my eyesight, but I honestly don't notice a huge difference between the retina displays and the non-retina displays. The first time I noticed this was when I was looking at purchasing an iPad 3 at launch and though my best buy store was sold out they did have a display model right next to the iPad 2 and I didn't see a huge difference. I just purchased a MBP and again the models were right next to each other and *I personally* did not notice that much of a difference to warrant the price difference. I'm not saying there isn't a difference and for some things possibly a noticeable one but most people that are like "oh my eyes" are just being ridiculous lol.
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    07-22-2013 10:11 AM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I am totally happy with my mini's screen. Maybe it is just my eyesight, but I honestly don't notice a huge difference between the retina displays and the non-retina displays. The first time I noticed this was when I was looking at purchasing an iPad 3 at launch and though my best buy store was sold out they did have a display model right next to the iPad 2 and I didn't see a huge difference. I just purchased a MBP and again the models were right next to each other and *I personally* did not notice that much of a difference to warrant the price difference. I'm not saying there isn't a difference and for some things possibly a noticeable one but most people that are like "oh my eyes" are just being ridiculous lol.
    Rene Ritchie put it best. It's "sandpaper on my eyes" when looking at non-retina. The difference to me is so huge
    that it's just intolerable. It's not just text that looks better to me on retina. It's the way the colors are so much more
    vibrant. I think I became a retina snob not because of the iPhone, but because I was using an iPad 3 for 6 months
    before the Mini came out. I just became way too accustomed to it. I really want to tolerate it but I just can't lol
    07-22-2013 01:32 PM
  11. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    Maybe if I used it consistently and switched to something else it would bother me but as of now it's not a big deal. If I ever get a regular iPad and use it all the time and then pick up my mini I might be singing a different tune lol but just during quick side by sides it's not a huge thing for me. I still think sandpaper on my eyes is a little overkill even if you think there is a huge difference in the displays haha, but that's just me!


    Rene Ritchie put it best. It's "sandpaper on my eyes" when looking at non-retina. The difference to me is so huge
    that it's just intolerable. It's not just text that looks better to me on retina. It's the way the colors are so much more
    vibrant. I think I became a retina snob not because of the iPhone, but because I was using an iPad 3 for 6 months
    before the Mini came out. I just became way too accustomed to it. I really want to tolerate it but I just can't lol
    07-22-2013 10:32 PM
  12. Ruslan1011's Avatar
    When I'm using the iPad with it on my desk I honestly can't tell that it's non retina, even with my glasses on. The only time it bothers me is trying to read small text on a PC optimised site in portrait. In landscape it's totally readable too. I prefer the performance and battery life of a lower res screen over the visual increase to be honest.
    08-04-2013 03:00 AM
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