Retina Who? Google Set to Announce 10", 2560x1600 Jelly Bean Tablet
October 21, 2012 1:09 PM
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Google is looking to one-up that iPad's Retina display
Apple may be looking to crush the competition's hopes of
taking over the 7" tablet market
upcoming iPad Mini
, but Google is looking to grab a few headlines of its own on Monday, October 29.
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, Google will officially unveil a
32GB version of its popular Nexus 7 tablet
. The device has already turned up in stores across the U.S. and some lucky people have
even been able to purchase the device
, which is priced at $249 (the same price as the previous 16GB model). In addition, there will also be another 32GB Nexus 7 that will feature 3G connectivity. This device will most likely be aimed right at
Amazon's 8.9" Kindle Fire HD LTE 4G
(say that three times fast).
The star of the show, however, will be Google's new 10" tablet that was developed in conjunction with Samsung. This tablet will come bearing Android 4.2 (still operating under the Jelly Bean codename) and a Retina-surpassing resolution of 2560x1600 (300 ppi). Apple's "New iPad" features a screen resolution of 2048x1536 (264 ppi).
The device will likely be called the Nexus 10. We don't have any specs to report on at this time other than the screen, but we can only assume that it'll be packing a quad-core processor and at least 64GB of storage space at the high-end.
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10/21/2012 2:29:29 PM
There's a point where being able to see clarity while holding it 3" from your face is beaten out by the processing power and battery drain required to render everything on the screen
that level of clarity. High res displays come at a pretty high cost in those departments.
10/21/2012 5:30:52 PM
Exactly. Anything over 240-260ppi is really surpassing the limits of the human eye at viewing distance.
It's not like the average user is going to be looking at the text under a magnifying glass like searching through the obituaries in a newspaper...thats what pinch or tap-to-zoom is for.
10/22/2012 10:35:10 AM
Remember - raising the resolution has a cost besides dollars.
More pixels means more power to run the screen and an incrementally more powerful GPU in the SoC to maintain performance - which in turn eats more battery. The iPad 3 is a giant battery - doubling battery size of the iPad2 just to maintain the same amount of useful time.
"Intel is investing heavily (think gazillions of dollars and bazillions of engineering man hours) in resources to create an Intel host controllers spec in order to speed time to market of the USB 3.0 technology." -- Intel blogger Nick Knupffer
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