I truly don't understand how people think 1280x800 is this penultimate screen resolution and that text, icons, pictures, & everything in general can't possibly look sharper or be improved upon at a higher resolution. Will 1920x1200 blow your socks off and make you orgasm on the spot? No. Will it be better? Yes.
For me, I read all of my textbooks on my prime because it's cheaper and more convenient. I also remote in to my 1080p laptop all the time. My textbooks are going to be significantly more comfortable to read and I won't have to worry about my desktop looking all funky after remoting in and having it scale back to 1280x800.
If your Prime's resolution is more than enough for you, then that's great! But don't denigrate others because an improvement in screen resolution suits their needs better. No one is obligating you into buying a new tablet.
tf-700 resolution is sharp. but like the article said nothing major really. I can see how this will be better for reading but you will be straining more since text is smaller. So at a normal distance you hold the tablet you can't hardly tell the difference. even the article writer said he confused them. but hold it closer n you will see difference in some areas. bit how close to people plan on holding the prime to their face to see the difference. normal distance there won't be a difference.
if someone feels like waiting till and of June for it, I'd say go for tf-700 if you want the extra resolution and $100 increase in price @ $599. if you don't feel like waiting and satisfied with Prime resolution/display(which is great by the way) then get a Price for $100 less and have higher performance. even from videos shown with 3g/LTE S4 qualcom dual core tf-700, you could see slight lag when they were swiping home screens or going thru apps. current prime with tegra3 has no lag at all, at least on mines and videos shown. the wifi version of tf-700 that has tegra3 will be the higher performing version. that will be the one to get.
Remember, the increased resolution is not the only difference on the TF700/Infinity. There is also the "improved" WiFi , which is what I am really looking for
yes this is what they "said". but no tests or anything official has been conducted yet to prove that statement against a good working prime. like my prime has great wifi. plus after prime fiasco in beginning it would be very smart not to get a first unit of tf-700. hold back, have patience and read all the hands on reviews and tests conducted on it. to make sure every improvement claimed holds true. although my prime works great and have no regrets on purchase, ill never be an early adopter on any electronic device again. seems like no matter what the device is, first wave/shipments always have bugs or issues. these are cleared up in later shipments. like ipad2 and PS3 had a ton of bugs n issues when first released. iphone4 also. all those issues weren't fixed till later shipment batches.
if a person seen how this situation went down, the smartest move would be to wait till after release and see what all the tests, tech reviews, and customer reviews have to say. anyone who ready to buy it day one, will have no grounds to complain if they knew situation that happened to many here. patience is a virtue and will pay off in making your selection.
Some more comparisons. I guess I don't get the logic against a higher res display. There are only two possible downsides.
1) Power consumption - If it uses 10-15% more power over a charge I guess that's important if you're constantly bumping up against completely depleting your battery. Personally, that's not an issue for me. Acerís increased the battery size in the A700 by 35% so itíll outlast a lower res model. I'm guessing other manufacturers will be doing the same thing.
2) Speed - unless you're a gamer I can't see how the higher res display would impact anything to the point it would be noticeable. If you're a gamer you should buy the TF300 anyway since it's the only one of the three Asus tablets with DDR3 RAM making it the fastest for gaming since memory b/w will impact performance more than CPU clock cycles. And if the benchmarks are lower and real life use isnít impacted who cares.
Early adopters who bought 720P TVs said 1080P was overkill. 85% of 32"+ HD TVs sold last year were 1080P. With Apple moving to HD and Samsung supposedly following with their 11.6, HD's going to become an expected feature on high-end tablets whether we like it or not.
I can see how this will be better for reading but you will be straining more since text is smaller. So at a normal distance you hold the tablet you can't hardly tell the difference.
The writer mentioned that Android scales text an icons so that they are the same size, it's just the new ones draw with multiple times the amount of available pixels. Even if that were not he case then you just increase font size.
The other poster was right about the wifi tablet. I don't know what's taking Nvidia so long to add LTE integration into the Tegra 3, but Asus fragmenting the chipsets like that will ultimately never be a good thing. Here in the states I'll be fine, but that sucks for those across the sea. The improved wifi & GPS reception is a benefit any which way you slice it.
I also want to point out that having to draw that many more pixels will inherently slow down performance some. I don't dispute that. My argument arises solely when comparing screen resolutions ans nothing else.
yes this is what they "said". but no tests or anything official has been conducted yet to prove that statement against a good working prime.
A "good" metal-backed Prime will never outperform a tablet with a plastic back that's got signal coming from multiple directions and its antennas optimized to favor the plastic panel where the signal will be strongest. The GPS equipped iPad2 gets far better Wi-Fi performance than the Wi-Fi-only model because it has an added plastic strip on it to improve reception. If Asus has gone to the expense of redesigning the back panel on their two newer devices I'd strongly doubt they wouldn't optimize the antenna placement at the same time. The Prime was a disaster in that regard and the redesign is an acknowledgment of that. So saying it wonít be better is the same thing as saying Asus is a bunch of idiots that donít know what theyíre doing. You canít have one without the other.
The better question is whether or not the WiFi/GPS performance will be improved enough to be worth the investment in the Infinity, or wait for the later generation, which may very well run Windows 8 to many peoples pleasure (if not mine).
I don't really care about the upped screen resolution as long as I can still see what I'm doing, and it's going to be more useful to people than it will be detrimental to. >= a 32GB Prime with WiFi closer to a TF101 would be worth something to me, especially if I wouldn't need to buy another dock. Everything else, well, Tegra 2 cut well enough for my "Tabbook" needs, even if some people don't like Tegra 2.
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