Quick post on my new Apple iPad (Retina Display)

Well, I wanted to take a quick second and comment on my new iPad.  

Call it what you want – the iPad3, the new iPad, or iPad 3rd Generation.  

Anyway – I swallowed the pill and plunged in – not because I’m a fanboy – but because it has the best screen hands down of any tablet out there.  2048 x 1536 is awesome!  I quickly picked several picture albums from different galleries and loaded them up.  Ok – they were already exported so it made it easy and they were at 1680 pixels on the long side – but still.  Ok, yes, I know it’s still 4:3 aspect ratio and that is really so CRT of Apple to keep that aspect ratio….but boy do the pics look good!  Now I want to go in and specifically do some exports from Lightroom with that pixel set and compare with 72dpi  which was typical for screen presentations – but also bump it up to Apple’s reported Retina dpi for the new iPad which is 264 ppi – pixels per inch…I know I am comparing dpi to ppi – but let’s keep it simple.  http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/

I’m thinking I’ll put on a watermark or picture title so I can know for sure which picture and details I’m looking at in order to compare.  What a slick way to show off some of my favorite pictures in my gallery!  The better color saturation of the tablet and the high ppi of the Retina display is really great.  Too bad it’s not a widescreen.  I may still have to seriously consider the upcoming Asus Transformer TF700T with the 1920 x 1200 resolution when it comes out this summer.