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Samsung 2560x1600 Tablet LCD Paves Way for iPad Retina Display


TUAW notes that Samsung is ready to demonstrate the industry's first 2560 x 1600 10.1" LCD next week at the SID Display Week 2011 International Symposium.
The prototype demonstration marks the first time this resolution has been available for the tablet market in the popular – 10.1-inch – format, rivaling the highest resolution smartphone displays now on the market. Samsung expects to have commercial availability of this technology for tablet applications later this year.
The screen comes in at a screen density of 300dpi and is expected to become available for tablets later this year.

Such a high resolution display could pave the way for a true Retina display in a future iPad. We all got very excited earlier this year when it seemed that Apple was already prepping artwork for a double-resolution iPad of 2048x1536. At the time, one of the arguments against it was the lack of availability of such high density displays. TUAW points out that this particular display isn't likely to be used in an iPad, but proves that such high density displays are just around the corner.

For what it's worth at least two analysts have predicted that the iPad 3 will indeed get a pixel-doubled Retina display.

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46 months ago
**** yes.
Rating: 13 Votes
46 months ago

Resolution of 2048x1536 isn't double-resolution. It's quadruple-resolution.
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What's with MacRumors reporting this incorrectly every time it comes up?


It's twice as many pixels in two dimensions for four times as many pixels total. Everyone understands this. What's with people griping about this every time resolution is discussed?
Rating: 12 Votes
46 months ago
Man, if this becomes a reality. I might not be using my MacBook much :D. I'd love to see something like this come in 13" 15" size for MacBook Pro's. If OS X does eventually become more resolution independent.
Rating: 6 Votes
46 months ago
Hot damn-

Here's my CC#: 4128-3342-3423-5032-5049
:D
Rating: 6 Votes
46 months ago
2560 x 1600 is the exact same resolution of the 30-inch Apple Cinema Display. And now Samsung has created a 10.1-inch display with the same resolution.
Rating: 6 Votes
46 months ago
This display uses the odd PenTile sub pixel arrangement, which isn't really designed for both horizontal and vertical orientation.
Rating: 6 Votes
46 months ago

is it worth it on the 15inch macbook pros to pay the extra 150 dollars to jump from a glossy 1440 x 900 reoslution to the anti glare 1680 by 1080 resolution?

We can't answer your question.

What's a hundred and fifty dollars? For some, it is chump change. For others, it is several months of savings.

That said, you might be better off buying something you really want, rather than compromising on an important feature.

In the end, it's up to you.
Rating: 5 Votes
46 months ago
Correction in article
Dpi stands for dots per inch. This is a printing term. Dots on paper

Ppi is pixels per inch which reflects digital input
Rating: 5 Votes
46 months ago

Resolution of 2048x1536 isn't double-resolution. It's quadruple-resolution.

1024x768 = 786,432 pixels
2048x1536 = 3,145,728 pixels

3,145,728 / 786,432 = 4

What's with MacRumors reporting this incorrectly every time it comes up?


Because resolution is a measurement of linear data such as ppi or dpi.

MR is 100% correct and you are 100% wrong. Pixel density is a squared function. Resolution is a linear function.
Rating: 5 Votes
46 months ago

I hope that was sarcasm. They're usually late for the party on on almost everything.


WRONG. Apple popularized these technologies, and more:

GUI
Mouse
USB
Firewire
CD / DVD standard computer equipment (dropped floppy)
Instant wake from sleep computers / laptops
Flat screen (dropped CRT)
Touch screen
Multi-touch
Usable mobile software store
and many many more.
Rating: 5 Votes

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