Several people have described the iPad Mini's display as "mediocre" or "lousy", but for millions of buyers they are not!
The display is crisp, clear, and readable--and even has more pixels per inch than the non-Retina iPads... and people extolled the great display on the original iPad when it came out.
Furthermore, there were many *blind* test comparisons of iPad 2 and iPad 3s in which the typical person could NOT pick which one had the retina display! I had that very experience at a Best Buy and it was a hoot watching both customers and BB salespeople unable to tell the difference!
Sure, if you blew up the text to a ridiculously large size (a handful or characters or lines on a page), you could see the difference, but for the most typical viewing, many, if not most, people could not distinguish the two--or were not bothered by any differences that existed!
So, while for many people, a non-retina display is a deal breaker, and feel that the screen looks "inferior", it is not an issue for millions of other users-- either in the past or present--either with the first two iPads or the mini!
This just goes to show you how idiosyncratic perception and judgments are.
An empirical issue: One key reason for the difference in perception could be how close people hold the screens to their eyes. I'll bet there's more difference in non-retina and retina displays seen by those who hold the screen closer to their eyes.
On another matter...
Good Reader is a class act with an incredibly rich set of features. Its ability to resize and reflow text is something that I wish Apple would build into Safari.
Last edited by robinson; 01-20-2013 at 04:53 PM.