Think you know a lot about displays? Few of us know as much as DisplayMate expert Dr. Raymond Soneira, who has just published a fascinating report to help consumers and pros alike better understand misleading display specs.
Early reviews of Google's first Android tablet have been so positive, many are calling it the first real iPad competitor--so much so that Apple might be gearing up its own Nexus 7 killer for the fall. Size, weight, price and, yes, even the OS have industry experts singing its praises, including Apple stalwart Walt Mossberg, who went so far as to call it "a better choice than the iPad for people on a budget." But it looks like Google's race to the bottom with Amazon (the display costs just $10 more than the far smaller iPhone), has had some unfortunate side effects.
If you’ve ever hit the road with your iPad, then slipped on your polarized sunglasses to kick back and take in some reading, you’ve no doubt discovered a dirty little secret about gadgets -- but one expert says it doesn’t have to be that way.
Despite the popularity of the iPhone, viewing its otherwise stellar display outdoors can often be a challenge, particularly in bright sunlight. Nokia has taken advantage of this weakness to market its new Lumia 900 Windows Phone handset, and now independent research appears to back up those claims.
Apple has a bit of controversy on its hand with the new iPad’s battery, which it was revealed last week isn’t quite at full charge despite showing 100 percent on the display. And there’s more: Apple is telling CNBC that charging the new iPad past 100 percent may actually cause more harm than good.
Now that Apple’s media event for the third-generation iPad is official for March 7, all eyes will be on the company to unveil a higher resolution display. But one thing that all tablets and smartphones continually have to fight is Mother Nature -- and specifically, that giant yellow ball we know as the Sun.
Where tablets are concerned, it’s all about the display, the primary part of the technology we interact with. The new kids on the block are Amazon’s Kindle Fire and its direct competitor, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, which feature smaller seven-inch screens at a more wallet-friendly price. But are they a match for Apple’s market leading iPad 2?
When it comes to tablets, the display’s the thing, as the old saying goes. Now that there are a few significant Android-based rivals to the iPad throne, the scientists at DisplayMate decided to get their hands on four such tablets and see how their display stacks up against the better selling iPad 2.
If we ever needed proof that the iPad 2's high resolution display is impressive, Dr. Raymond Soneira, President of DisplayMate has released another one of his very thorough display shootouts. This time, Dr. Soneira is comparing tablet displays and -- surprise, surprise -- the iPad 2 is the one to come out on top.
While the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4 share a lot of the same DNA, there has been some debate as to how the tablet’s LCD screen holds up against its handheld sibling -- particularly regarding a small gap of air between the glass and the LCD panel itself. DisplayMate Technologies to the rescue!