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Old 08-14-2010, 09:49 AM   #1
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iPad and Kindle Screens Compared Under A Microscope

Nice Gizmodo post:
http://gizmodo.com/5612521/ipad-and-...r-a-microscope
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:54 AM   #2
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No wonder the Kindle is easier on the eyes than the iPad.
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BUT CHECK THE ORIGINAL POST WITH MAGAZINES AND BOOKS!! that is crispness my friend
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:00 PM   #4
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Pixel Qi

I love my Kindle I couldn't live without it... luckily they are cheap enough to replace if, god forbid, the worst should happen.

Anyway, seen the new Pixel Qi screen... see my attached screenshot and google it if you want to know more... an LCD that can become a non-reflective, non-backlight eInk screen... while still able to play video apparently... I foresee a new wave of screens coming our way... someone will bring out an iPad competitor with the new Pixel Qi screens I reckon... they only $250 and can be installed by yourself (if you've got a 10.1" netbook that is... the only released size so far).
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:14 PM   #5
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No wonder the Kindle is easier on the eyes than the iPad.
Yes, exactly.
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I guess if you habitually read under 26X or 400X magnification, then I see how this could cause eye-strain. I read at 1X, though, so they both work just fine.
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:28 PM   #7
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Anyway, seen the new Pixel Qi screen... see my attached screenshot and google it if you want to know more... an LCD that can become a non-reflective, non-backlight eInk screen... while still able to play video apparently... I foresee a new wave of screens coming our way... someone will bring out an iPad competitor with the new Pixel Qi screens I reckon... they only $250 and can be installed by yourself (if you've got a 10.1" netbook that is... the only released size so far).
It is an LCD screen. They call it epaper. It is not e-Ink and you cannot make an LCD screen magically transform into an e-Ink screen. The Aluratek libre uses a similar screen but without backlighting and they too call it epaper--not e-Ink.
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must have been a slow day at Gizmodo
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It is an LCD screen. They call it epaper. It is not e-Ink and you cannot make an LCD screen magically transform into an e-Ink screen. The Aluratek libre uses a similar screen but without backlighting and they too call it epaper--not e-Ink.
Isn't e-paper and e-ink basically the same?
e-ink being the technology and e-paper being the name of the e-ink display (screen).

If they call their LCD an e-paper, then they're wrong since it doesn't use e-ink.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_paper
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:16 AM   #11
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:48 PM   #12
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:57 PM   #13
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The iPhone 4 is easier on the eyes than the iPad, due to its insanely high resolution. I swear the backlight is softer, too. iPad screens look reasonably awful now.

I suppose the weird un-pixel pixels of the Kindle et al is why fonts don't look as jaggy on it. There's a bit of randomness to soften the edges of text.
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