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    News - Samsung looks to beat iPad 3 to market

    Expected to unveil its own Retina-resolution tablet in February.
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    Re: News - Samsung looks to beat iPad 3 to market

    Nice product, shame it'll be so expensive. I love my £200 (+£50 3G stick) Archos 80 G9, but really that's the most I'd spend considering what it's usable for. Once I need to go beyond movies/browsing/reading a magazine then I need another device, for proper books there's a Kindle, and for real work I have to turn to a laptop, desktop etc. Trying to manage servers over SSH on a tablet is an exercise in frustration.

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    Re: News - Samsung looks to beat iPad 3 to market

    and will they then sue Apple for copying them?

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    Re: News - Samsung looks to beat iPad 3 to market

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    Nice product, shame it'll be so expensive. I love my £200 (+£50 3G stick) Archos 80 G9, but really that's the most I'd spend considering what it's usable for. Once I need to go beyond movies/browsing/reading a magazine then I need another device, for proper books there's a Kindle, and for real work I have to turn to a laptop, desktop etc. Trying to manage servers over SSH on a tablet is an exercise in frustration.
    For me Kindle is too slow for manga! Laptop is too uncomfortable! There's the niche!

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    Re: News - Samsung looks to beat iPad 3 to market

    I'd consider this - i've been waiting for a high res tablet and i've no interest in an iOS product (especially since getting a phone with ICS on it). If it comes in at iPad pricing that'll work for me.
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    Re: News - Samsung looks to beat iPad 3 to market

    They can stick a 2560x1600 on a 11.6" tablet but can only manage 1366x768 on a 15" laptop?

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    Re: News - Samsung looks to beat iPad 3 to market

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    Exactly. Stick that panel in an ultrabook and i'll happily give them grand for it.

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    Re: News - Samsung looks to beat iPad 3 to market

    Maybe it takes Tablets (competition) to get progress on laptops

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    Re: News - Samsung looks to beat iPad 3 to market

    What's the point of all those pixels? Beyond a certain pixel density all they do is force the graphics hardware to work harder, and harder=slower. The monitor on my PC is a 24-inch 1920x1200 Dell which works out to 94 pixels per inch (ppi); Dell's 27-inch and 30-inch monitors work out at 109 ppi and 101 ppi respectively - all very high values which result in excellent image quality. An 11.6-inch 16:10 tablet with a resolution of 2560x1600 is 262 ppi, or nearly 2.5 times the pixel density of Dell's flagship professional monitor, which is as ridiculous as it is pointless. It's just a silly contest over who can urinate highest up the pixel density wall.

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    Re: News - Samsung looks to beat iPad 3 to market

    No, its not silly - its about viewing distance, you have a tablet much closer to your eyes than a monitor.

    Also, I have a pressdisplay / pressreader account for newspapers to read on the ipad,
    and the current ipad's resolution isn't quite good enough to read a full page without zooming in.

    A little extra res and it'd be perfect for that usage.
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    Re: News - Samsung looks to beat iPad 3 to market

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    No, its not silly - its about viewing distance, you have a tablet much closer to your eyes than a monitor.

    Also, I have a pressdisplay / pressreader account for newspapers to read on the ipad,
    and the current ipad's resolution isn't quite good enough to read a full page without zooming in.

    A little extra res and it'd be perfect for that usage.
    Certainly for text LCDs have natural limits, if pixels are too big at a close distance we begin to see the three colour sub pixels which adds to the viewing discomfort, also, due to the lack of natural blur found on a CRT or E-Ink display, small text suffers from aliasing effects more so than you'd typically expect, along with a grid effect from pixel separation.


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    Re: News - Samsung looks to beat iPad 3 to market

    Another +1 for wanting higher res panels on laptops. 1366x768 is not an acceptable resolution for a 15" laptop unless you've got eyesight problems. If I were buying a 13" laptop again today, I'd be looking for at least 1440x900 but 1680x1050 would be much better - beyond that there are definitely diminishing returns, though still improvements.

    For a 15" laptop, the 1920x1080 panel I've got on mine is a good fit. Even so, I'd jump at the chance to up the res to 2560x1600 if there was an option. If you're reading a big document or something and the text needs to be slightly bigger for reading comfort, you can zoom in easily enough, and the bonus of fitting more on-screen easily far outweighs the slight inconvenience of wanting to zoom in for reading a long document.

    1080p fails a little when viewing two websites side by side since most websites require at least 1024 pixels wide to display properly.



    Personally though, I can't understand why we're getting 11" 2560x1600 panels before 24" 2560x1600 panels.

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    Re: News - Samsung looks to beat iPad 3 to market

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    Personally though, I can't understand why we're getting 11" 2560x1600 panels before 24" 2560x1600 panels.
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    Re: News - Samsung looks to beat iPad 3 to market

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    Laptops, netbooks and tablets are the biggest market
    Precisely this! The profit margins on tablets are much higher than they are on monitors, so companies can afford to put ultra high-res screens in tiny little tablets. And Apple with their "Retina" screens is creating competition for other companies to try to keep up with.

    Maybe one day we'll start seeing higher res monitors

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    Re: News - Samsung looks to beat iPad 3 to market

    We do have Apple to thank for increased competition.

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    Re: News - Samsung looks to beat iPad 3 to market

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    We do have Apple to thank for increased competition.
    More like we have Apple to thank for increased suing of the competition...
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