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View Poll Results: Will you buy a next gen iPad Mini Retina?
Yes, no questions asked. 22 15.28%
Maybe, if the price and specs are right. 42 29.17%
I don't know. 7 4.86%
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:33 PM   #16
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I voted No because I have no interest in buying an iPad at all. I will welcome the concept of an iPad Mini Retina because it will drive the rest of the market to develop high dpi smaller tablets, but the iOS device itself is unappealing to me.
Well, the nook HD at 243dpi is arguably retina, and the upcoming Nexus 7 replacement is rumoured to come with a 1920x1080 display, which would also land it in the "retina" camp. So, this time there's no need to drive the market, this is the year of the high dpi all by itself.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:48 PM   #17
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I voted I don't know, I am lusting after the mini to take the place of my white Mac, not sure about the retina display at this point.
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Well, the nook HD at 243dpi is arguably retina, and the upcoming Nexus 7 replacement is rumoured to come with a 1920x1080 display, which would also land it in the "retina" camp. So, this time there's no need to drive the market, this is the year of the high dpi all by itself.
It seems that soon the usual way of distinguishing a tablet which has long been the screen will be moot. Everyone will have a great screen. Internally the tablets are about the same by now, all easily play any video.

The only way left to bring notice is in the price arena with most trying for low prices and Apple left by itself in the high price bracket which will be its only unique quality.

Ad: "Hey buy an Apple. It has that high price you have been searching for!"

This does not bode well for Apple.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:34 AM   #19
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I voted No because I already have an iPad mini. Personally, I don't see what all the fuss is about over "Retina" displays, my eyes can't perceive a difference on the apps that I use.
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Well, the nook HD at 243dpi is arguably retina, and the upcoming Nexus 7 replacement is rumoured to come with a 1920x1080 display, which would also land it in the "retina" camp. So, this time there's no need to drive the market, this is the year of the high dpi all by itself.
I thought the "retina" definition (pre iPad3 and Macbook, anyway) was "over 300dpi"? Current 1280x800-ish 7" tablets don't hit that. 1920x1080 (314ppi @ 7") is pretty much the minimum required.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:47 AM   #21
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I voted no. I don't want a 7" device.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:22 AM   #22
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I didn't get an iPad mini because I wanted a retina display. I would prefer the smaller size to my iPad 2, and will upgrade when the iPad mini w/retina display is out.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:15 AM   #23
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I am another who is waiting for the iPad Mini with a retina display. When you are used to it on your iPhone and full-size iPad then the difference is really apparent (at least to my eyes).
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:24 AM   #24
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I didn't vote, but I'm another "no" -- I have an iPad 3 (with retina) and I think the Mini is too small to be useful as a tablet and too expensive to be justifiable as a reader.
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I thought the "retina" definition (pre iPad3 and Macbook, anyway) was "over 300dpi"? Current 1280x800-ish 7" tablets don't hit that. 1920x1080 (314ppi @ 7") is pretty much the minimum required.
"Retina" is a buzzword whose definition changes with the wind. When introduced, "retina" implied "300ppi or over", but with the ipad3, it changed to "something else", as the new ipads are nowhere near 300ppi, yet they're "retina", and the same happens with the mbpro, which has 220ppi, far below 300, but it's labelled "retina" nevertheless.
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When they patch IOS to fix the memory leaks in the last version that runs on my iPad 1, I'll be a happy customer again. However, this seems to be an unlikely event, and ultimately led to my buying a Nexus 7. I miss the bigger screen of the iPad, but everything else about the Nexus is better. I simply refuse to give Apple another $400-$500 for a device that they will break just before ending support for it.
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No. The format is too awkward for reading: too cumbersome for reading novels, while too small for reading technical literature. Outside of that, I have no love for iOS because it is a closed ecosystem. (I'm not saying that as an Apple Hater because I do like my Mac. It's just that I like programming and tweaking and having a broad range of applications to choose from. iOS doesn't offer that without paying up Apple or jailbreaking it.)
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"Retina" is a buzzword whose definition changes with the wind. When introduced, "retina" implied "300ppi or over"
When retina was introduced, it meant that when used at a normal distance individual pixels could not be resolved by someone of normal vision.

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Having bought a Nexus 7 for my hubby, I can say that it does not have enough resolution for me to read on comfortably. At the same time, having a Samsung Galaxy Note for portability, I found the 7" screen nice, but still not what I'd prefer in a tablet. So I'm vastly more interested in a Nexus 10 if I'm going to have a tablet at all. I could see liking an 8" device if I could get one with resolution as good as the Note or better.
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I do not think I would be interested in a retina display on the 7" tablet. I only want a 10" tablet now. The 7" just is too small for a tablet for my taste. I will wait for the next generation of 10" tablets and decide from there. I hope the resolution gets an improvement on all the tablets.
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