The “new iPad”
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Apple has released it’s newest iteration of iPad tablet and remains dominant in the tablet market. The original iPad’s release was a revolution in modern personal computing and the new iPad lives up to it’s origins. The new iPad includes some nice upgrades to the processor, screen technology and resolution, and the camera on the back. These come at the cost of additional width and weight when compared to the iPad 2.
The new feature that we are most excited to see is the new display. Dubbed a Retina Display, it boasts a high definition 2048 x 1536 resolution with 264 PPI; pixels small enough to barely be distinguishable by the eye. That blows most desktop monitors out of the water, let alone rival tablets. Desktop monitors can do 2560×1600, but you’d be hard pressed to find better than 150 PPI. Even the iPad 2 was limited to 1024×768 at 132 PPI. This means it has a crisp and crystal clear visual that is bound to impress.
The heat issue that has been reported in the press seems to be a non-issue for most, as it occurs only during charging while using moving graphics on the screen (eg, a game). A recent changewave survey of new iPad owners said that 89% had not experienced the problem, or that it was not a problem for them.