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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 with its upcoming iPad Mini, but Google is looking to grab a few headlines of its own on Monday, October 29.
According to The Next Web, 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.

Source: The Next Web

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RE: No
By TweakEn on 10/21/2012 5:17:27 PM , Rating: 1
This PPI war needs to stop. Cell phones and tablets should not have a PPI over 250. I have a GNex with 316 PPI, and a Nexus 7 with 210 PPI. I have perfect eye sight and my Nexus 7 is just fine, because I don't hold my tablet 6 inches from my face like a retard. Apple has created a race in a market that should not exist. All this war is doing is making it so we need faster processors and GPUs to handle all these pixels, which in turn adds to higher costs for consumers. It's just silly. 2560 x 1600 at 10 inches is 301.887 PPI according to my calculations. Use your brain and tone it down to 1920 x 1080, which is 220.29 PPI and save the consumers some money on something we can't even see in the first place. Apple's Retina laptop is retarded. 5 million pixels that the graphics card can barely drive that many pixels. Facebook on this laptop reaches 20 frames per second when scrolling because the GPU can't handle the pixels. WAKE UP MANUFACTURERS! STOP FOLLOWING APPLE'S LEAD! Why do you think their stock is on a huge decline? Because they haven't been innovative in 3 years.

RE: No
By michael2k on 10/21/2012 6:50:30 PM , Rating: 5
Nonsense! What we really need is the PPI wars to grow until all laptops, desktops, and LCDs are all 300 PPI.

RE: No
By inperfectdarkness on 10/22/2012 2:53:47 AM , Rating: 2

Stop holding innovation back. Push the displays and the hardware will have to follow.

RE: No
By retrospooty on 10/22/2012 8:50:06 AM , Rating: 3
Tweaken, believe me, I am no Apple fan but thay DO do a great job pushing standards. They did it in 2007 with the great multitouch UI and again again recently with retina displays. It is innovation? No, it is utilizing existing tech better than the competition (of course that ebbs and flows). But this is a good thing. It is forcing other makers to raise the bar and it is ushering in the end of the 1366x767 laptop. I agree over 300 ppi is overkill, but it beats the hell out of the "underkill" we have lived with up until recently. I thank Apple for this, its something that we all benefit from.

If not for Apple's retina pushing the specs up, I wouldnt be using my Nexus 7 with 1280x800 , it would still be 1024x600 and I wouldnt have bought it.

RE: No
By aliasfox on 10/22/2012 11:33:34 AM , Rating: 2
For once I agree with you - bringing 300dpi to mainstream is a good thing. It forces the competition to do use better screens, it forces SoC manufacturers to increase performance while holding power consumption as close to constant as possible, and it results in better products for all of us. Are they more expensive than products with lower specifications? Yes. But without higher specification devices pushing down the price of lower specification devices, even crappy 1024 x 600 tablets would still be higher priced.

Retina iPad comes out at the same price as the iPad2, which gets pushed cheaper. iPad2's cheaper price should then drag Galaxy Tab and Transformer Prime prices lower, which will then depress the prices of entry level 7" tablets. No matter where in that market you're looking to buy in at, the appearance of the Retina iPad and (hopefully) the new Nexus 10 is a benefit.

RE: No
By retrospooty on 10/22/2012 11:56:43 AM , Rating: 2
"It forces the competition to do use better screens, it forces SoC manufacturers to increase performance while holding power consumption as close to constant as possible, and it results in better products for all of us."

Exactly... And for those that complain and don't want a 2560x1600 10 inch tablet, don't buy one. Because of this, you can get a lower res one for even cheaper, because its specs have been surpassed and therefore its a lower end cheaper model now.

"For once I agree with you"

For once? I am full of wisdom, you should pay more attention ;)

RE: No
By aliasfox on 10/23/2012 11:32:34 AM , Rating: 2
"For once I agree with you"

For once? I am full of wisdom, you should pay more attention ;)

I happen to appreciate my iPhone4 taking up less space in my pocket, and considering it's nowhere near a 'primary' computing device for me, I'm happy with the level of functionality/reliability/screen size provided by it. Podcasting, music, tracking my running, texting, and the very occasional surfing when I'm on the john covers about 99% of my smartphone use ;-)

RE: No
By TweakEn on 10/23/2012 5:02:53 PM , Rating: 2
No, it's unnecessary. You can't see those pixels, no one holds their device that close. Battery life is more of a concern and should be the primary goal right now of all manufacturers. You're beating a dead horse when you go past 250 ppi, trust me. You wanna make a brighter display so you can see it in sunlight? fine. You want to make it use less power? Great. You wanna make it so you can't see the pixels when you hold it 2" in front of your face instead of 3"? WTF? Who cares?

RE: No
By testerguy on 10/24/2012 5:23:23 AM , Rating: 2
Wow, retro - one of the first comments of yours I've ever agreed with :-)

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