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Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Rich, Apr 15, 2011.
I simply anticipated the fact police. :lol:
Isn't that a bit of a contradiction? You'd like a higher-resolution display (Retina) but you discount an "HD Display" as a marketing gimmick when it really is a higher-resolution display, regardless of the "HD Video" playback claims it has benefits outside of video playback.
I promise you that "Angry Birds" looks better on my Xoom than on an iPad.
That's what Chris meant, and the point I tried to make earlier. "Retina" has advantages for text. For video, it's overkill.
Not really....I'd be too busy posting from the ideal tablet.
There is no ideal tablet. Oh wait, there is no spoon. That's it.
You're probably right...ideal is a goal, not a reality.
My wife finally let go of the iPad and I got a chance to see how I was doing on capacity and my 16GB pad has only 1GB of stuff stored on it. And I've got a lot of apps.
My main computer that I've had for about 3-4 years has a nearly empty HDD on it too. I only use it as a portal to the Net and for email.
To easily move files without need for internet and to load presentations at seminars which are often handed out via USB now.
That's actually a really interesting point I've not considered before and another use for my Xoom I'm going to take advantage of.
The cloud rules! Just ask... Um... google.
I've been summarily shut down by your tick sheet.
"without the internet?" Seems to me that in very short order that phrase will sound as impossible as "without the atmosphere."
The Cloud's working out great for Sony & Amazon :blackeye:
I think the cloud for personal file storage is definitely viable. I'm anxious to see what apple comes out with.
While I don't understand the omission of a USB port, the iPad really does have a USB port of a sort.
That standard white cable that plugs into the iPad and the USB port on a computer is being used for adapters for an SD card reader or a USB port for a camera (Link).
It would be nice to just put that SD card directly into the tablet to look at your pictures without having to use an external device, or to increase storage capacity.
All a matter of size vs distance.
You could do the same test on a 130" screen and get the same results, as long as everyone was 50' back from the screen.
If the subjects were 6' or further from the 32" screen than those are the expected results.
32" is about perfect for pixel density for HD! (Several companies, when pressed at CES, said so). But at a distance of what, two feet? No one watches that way for long.....YMMV, but for me, about five feet from my 58" is preferred.
Also, I can always tell a huge diff. between decent HD vs. decent SD at my preferred viewing distances.
When SD shows its ugly mug on my LR set, I sometimes go outside to peer through a window to "make it look better". - maybe 30' away.
From 5' away on a 58" display? I would hope you could see a huge difference. If not, it'd be time for an eye exam.
Always interesting to get buried in work and then come back to this thread and see the same ole HD screen, USB, and storage debates.
It seems fairly obvious, some want those 3 things, and most don't care.
For those that want, they have lot's of other tablets to pick from, simple as that.
It's probably very easy to make a case that most of America has no need for any of the 3. Just use an iPad2 with 64GB for a while and you'll probably quickly come to the conclusion that it's not worth the time worrying about.
My personal experience ... on the small screen ... most any video looks perfect. Just a few days ago I was double checking the specs, because I really wasn't sure what HDTV was talking about with the "HD" comments. Every video I've watched on the iPad has been crystal clear, and I couldn't imagine how it could be any better, thus my research into what the issue was. It does seem like a Retina display might help text, but even that looks pretty darn clear.
And as for USB and storage, if you need it, great, select another tablet, but most likely it's not much needed for the general public. But choice is good.
Again, probably a waste of time to debate any of this stuff ... those that have different needs will go elsewhere, and those that have actually used a tablet and don't see the need will never win any theoretical argument.
Things are not always as obvious as they seem to appear. There are more than "some" looking for more things from their technology, if you check back a bit further in the thread and read the links.
In any case...its good to always keep tabs on a broader range of information...