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Old 09-05-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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B&N new Nook Tablet followup with 'incredible display' for fall release

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This week may belong to Amazon and whatever information the mega-retailer decides to drop on our heads tomorrow at its press conference in Santa Monica, but Barnes & Noble's apparently won't be letting the Kindle maker hog the spotlight for too long. We've been tipped off from a reliable source that there is, in fact, a successor to the Nook Tablet heading our way this fall. The device is said to be "super light," while packing an "incredible display," rocking 243 ppi.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:38 PM   #2
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Your link is broken, BTW.

So retina-level display? and also super light? Sounds good. But, the iPad having a retina display necessitated at heavier battery. So I wonder what this does to the battery life (not to mention the cost).
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:54 PM   #3
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Your link is broken, BTW.

So retina-level display? and also super light? Sounds good. But, the iPad having a retina display necessitated at heavier battery. So I wonder what this does to the battery life (not to mention the cost).
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:03 PM   #4
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There isn't much more at the source, here.
Maybe that incredible display B&N is touting is similar to what Kindle will show off. I hope so.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:08 PM   #5
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It's nice to see tablets heading in the direction of higher resolution! The old 166 ppi was simply unusable for me, brand did not matter. My eyes couldn't take it.

Wish the Nexus 7 had gone a bit higher on resolution, as is, I'm waiting to see what happens. Ideally, I'd like something closer to 300 ppi, but 243 at least hits a usable level.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:18 PM   #6
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Let me know when we get to "super-duper 'wowie!' display." I'll be all in.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:33 PM   #7
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That new Nokia Lumia 920 phone seems to have a super-duper wowie display. The best, most realistic colors and the best sunlight readability of all LCD displays.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:55 PM   #8
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I want National Geographic Magazine type color pictures, or on a gray scale something like Ansel Adams will do.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:58 AM   #9
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So retina-level display?...
I really, really, really hate that misleading term!
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:11 AM   #10
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I really, really, really hate that misleading term!
all it means is hi-rez.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:40 AM   #11
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And here I thought retina display meant a screen that was made from the tissue of human eyes.
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So retina-level display? and also super light? Sounds good. But, the iPad having a retina display necessitated at heavier battery. So I wonder what this does to the battery life (not to mention the cost).
it means your battery, your wallet and your retina will wear down fast.
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Looks like B&N will be last to announce their fall offerings (well, apart from possible iPad mini). Wonder if the new tablet will be Android or Windows RT? Will they upgrade the Nook STR screen to 1024x768?

If the screen quality doesn't at least match Nexus7/FireHD it is a non starter, for sure.
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B&N better come out something pretty impressive to compete against the Nexus 7 and the Fire HD or it will be DOA.
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And here I thought retina display meant a screen that was made from the tissue of human eyes.
nope it is made from the eye tissue of puppies.
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