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Old 01-30-2013, 05:45 PM   #20
murraypaul
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Originally Posted by Mastiff View Post
As for the resolution, what resolution do you think a regular comic book has?
Any digital comics offering will be greater than 1024x600.
Most originally targetted 1024x768 because that is what the iPad offered.
Comixology (which provides the backend to most comic offerings) has now increased that to match the retina iPad resolution.
Modern comic scans seem to be closer to the 3000x2000 range.

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So I really don't think that the resolution would be much of a problem. Do you think so, with my kind of use?
You can try it out right now.
Take some of your current comic images, resize them to the smaller of 1024 height or 600 width, and see how readable they are.
This is worse than the original iPad. I found that to be ok for single pages, but iffy for double-page spreads. I don't think you'll find double pages readable at only 600 in what is then the height dimension.
I think you were interested in larger comics like Asterix? I think you might struggle with some of the text on those larger pages. But the best thing to do is try it out now and see.

To put this in perspective, it is the same resolution as my 2+ year old Nook Color, but on a screen that is more than twice the size in each direction.
I think it would be acceptable in most cases, but that is an awful lot of money to spend on a solution that is only acceptable and weighs 1.5kg.
Personally I would much rather have a super-high resolution device that is smaller and much cheaper and just hold it a bit closer, than a larger screen with such low resolution.
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