11-01-2012 10:33 AM
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  1. badMojo69's Avatar
    low rez screen vs my ipad3 it will take some getting use to.
    what I love...everything else :)
    10-26-2012 03:33 PM
  2. jwcdis's Avatar
    its just a matter of how you "perceive it" :P
    10-26-2012 03:59 PM
  3. derek533's Avatar
    its just a matter of how you "perceive it" :P
    Exactly. I'm coming from a first generation iPad so I personally think the screen is great.

    This thing is really the coolest gadget I've ever bought.
    10-26-2012 04:02 PM
  4. csiguy1's Avatar
    I love, love, love my new Surface.
    10-26-2012 04:05 PM
  5. smoledman's Avatar
    Somebody did a blind test(maybe Engadget) and 6/9 people picked the iPad 3 over the Surface for text sharpness.
    10-26-2012 04:25 PM
  6. power5's Avatar
    And it was a landslide the other way for watching movies. Media consumption is what the ipad is for yet not as good of a screen as the surface. Surface is for content creation, and not as good of a screen as the ipad. Funny.
    10-26-2012 04:41 PM
  7. TMavC5's Avatar
    I love Surface screen. Netflix on Surface is much better than iPad 3.
    10-26-2012 04:44 PM
  8. jdevenberg's Avatar
    That is one area where all Windows (and Android for that matter) tablets will trump the iPad. The 4:3 aspect ratio requires far too much letter boxing of movies and TV shows.
    10-26-2012 04:46 PM
  9. rhalbert10's Avatar
    Somebody did a blind test(maybe Engadget) and 6/9 people picked the iPad 3 over the Surface for text sharpness.
    Not true, you have it backwards. 6 out of 9 preferred SURFACE!!

    "We ran two blind tests, pitting the Surface RT against a third-generation Retina Display iPad. Both tablets were side by side in a room with ambient light from large windows. We cranked the brightness all the way up and hid the devices behind a sheet of heavy cardboard with two holes of equal size cut into it, so viewers could only see the screens. We then asked members of Wired’s staff to come in and judge for themselves, without knowing which device they were viewing.

    In our video test, running an HD version of The Avengers, twice as many viewers preferred the Surface to the iPad (six to three)."
    10-26-2012 04:48 PM
  10. rhalbert10's Avatar
    Somebody did a blind test(maybe Engadget) and 6/9 people picked the iPad 3 over the Surface for text sharpness.
    Not true, you have it backwards. 6 out of 9 preferred SURFACE!!

    "We ran two blind tests, pitting the Surface RT against a third-generation Retina Display iPad. Both tablets were side by side in a room with ambient light from large windows. We cranked the brightness all the way up and hid the devices behind a sheet of heavy cardboard with two holes of equal size cut into it, so viewers could only see the screens. We then asked members of Wireds staff to come in and judge for themselves, without knowing which device they were viewing.

    In our video test, running an HD version of The Avengers, twice as many viewers preferred the Surface to the iPad (six to three)."
    10-26-2012 04:49 PM
  11. kane4fire's Avatar
    Somebody did a blind test(maybe Engadget) and 6/9 people picked the iPad 3 over the Surface for text sharpness.

    Ya right, how did could they tell if they were blind?
    10-26-2012 04:50 PM
  12. jwcdis's Avatar
    It doesn't matter too much whose screen is better, just as long as you're satisfied with whichever product you own that's all that really matters.
    10-26-2012 05:09 PM
  13. Narr's Avatar
    Somebody did a blind test(maybe Engadget) and 6/9 people picked the iPad 3 over the Surface for text sharpness.
    Give it up already and stop trolling!
    10-26-2012 05:12 PM
  14. rx74ray's Avatar
    I was lucky to get my surface on Thursday. I'm actually using it to submit this.
    This is amazing. But if you want to know where is comes short, here are the cons:

    Soft speakers. Yet too soft. It works fine for one person in a quiet room, bit don't expect to entertain anyone. It is considerably softer than my moms original iPad.

    Grainy screen. Yes the ppi is 147. TEXT looks fine but the graphics is a bit grainy. Not a deal breaker but noticeable. It does look better than moms iPad. I think that is 137 ppi.

    The worst: under powered cpu. This is a gorgeous platform for tablet os. Love it. But you defiantly feel the cpu being pushed to the limit. Forget 1080p playback. 720p also plays in slightly lower frame rate. It is noticeable. My titan 1 phone plays videos smoother then surface. You notice long app launch times.

    If the cpu is enhanced, makes a huge difference, even in ui and user experience. I will be looking at other RT tablets out there.
    10-26-2012 05:21 PM
  15. VagrantWade's Avatar
    Somebody did a blind test(maybe Engadget) and 6/9 people picked the iPad 3 over the Surface for text sharpness.
    Did someone abuse you as a child?
    10-26-2012 05:34 PM
  16. stephen_az's Avatar
    Give it up already and stop trolling!
    The person has now been banned....
    10-26-2012 06:16 PM
  17. Coreldan's Avatar
    My desktop display has lower PPI, I'm not sure whats the big deal really.

    Also, not being the best doesnt mean it's bad.
    10-26-2012 06:24 PM
  18. Landsharkk's Avatar
    Somebody did a blind test(maybe Engadget) and 6/9 people picked the iPad 3 over the Surface for text sharpness.
    I like the fact that every single post you make (And I just looked at your past post history) is negative in some way and always against Microsoft.

    Didn't you watch Bambi?

    Also, you quoted it backwards. It was actually 6 out of 9 people who preferred the Surface. If you are going to troll at least put some effort into it. :P
    10-26-2012 06:55 PM
  19. freestaterocker's Avatar
    The thing I hate about the Surface is that I don't have one yet.
    10-26-2012 07:01 PM
  20. VagrantWade's Avatar
    The person has now been banned....
    Good grief. He has been trolling for a while.
    10-26-2012 07:17 PM
  21. naplesbill's Avatar
    I am loving my Surface and the screen looks awesome to me.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    10-26-2012 07:33 PM
  22. Digital Moe's Avatar

    The worst: under powered cpu. This is a gorgeous platform for tablet os. Love it. But you defiantly feel the cpu being pushed to the limit. Forget 1080p playback. 720p also plays in slightly lower frame rate. It is noticeable. My titan 1 phone plays videos smoother then surface. You notice long app launch times.

    If the cpu is enhanced, makes a huge difference, even in ui and user experience. I will be looking at other RT tablets out there.
    I find that surprising and hope a software update can fix that as both my iPad 2 and 4s can play make 720p MKV files (via a 3rd party app) without an issue since Apple have allowed devs access to the GPU for video playback.

    What format HD video did you use?
    10-26-2012 07:49 PM
  23. stephen_az's Avatar
    FWIW, I consider the screen to be brighter and much sharper than the Transformer Prime I sold. I opened a large, graphics laden, report I am writing in Word and didn't notice any eyestrain. I also started a couple videos in Netflix and they really looked very crisp.

    Just my own opinion but I really have no interest in any super high resolution screens at the moment. Very little out will take advantage of all of those pixels so you are just seeing the same thing on a denser pixel display. It is similar (again from my perspective) to the situation a few years ago when everyone seemed to decide they needed to have an HDTV. If all you have is non-digital basic cable, you are just getting what you would have gotten with SDTV. That has obviously changed but a television has a longer use life than a tablet. By the time high def over the internet catches up to the technology, I will be using a Surface 2 or 3 and Apple will have out the all new 3D hyper retina display that bypasses the eye and transmits directly to the optic lobes in the brain. Oh, and at that time most people will still be looking at compressed jpgs and watching standard definition videos on youtube, Netflix, etc..
    10-26-2012 07:58 PM
  24. inteller's Avatar
    the Surface has the deepest blacks of any tablet on the market right now. Video (even crappy compressed Netflix) looks amazing.
    10-26-2012 08:01 PM
  25. STM 69's Avatar
    low rez screen vs my ipad3 it will take some getting use to.
    what I love...everything else :)
    iPad nice to look at. Surface far more useful.
    10-26-2012 09:08 PM
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