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CNET: Retina Display iPad vs. e-ink Kindle: Which do I prefer for reading?

Interesting article:

Retina Display iPad vs. e-ink Kindle: Which do I prefer for reading?
Can the new iPad's high-resolution display compete with e-ink? It's apples and oranges, so to speak.

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Text on the Kindle still feels equal to the new iPad in terms of clarity, despite a resolution advantage for the iPad. My 6-inch Kindle has a screen resolution of 600x800 pixels and 167 dpi (dots per inch). The third-gen iPad's resolution is 2,048x1,536 pixels with 264 dpi. Despite the difference in screen size, the iPad is still leaps and bounds ahead. Yet, I hardly ever notice my e-ink Kindle's resolution limitations like I did on my larger-screened iPad 2 (which had a lower 132 dpi). Would I need a "Retina Display" for my Kindle? I'm not sure. It certainly couldn't hurt, but the lower resolution on a smaller e-ink screen bothers me less.
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