Comparison: New iPad and iPad 2 pixel densities

The New iPad

The new iPad offers high improvements that individuals can take advantage of, but whether they really need such improvements is another topic altogether. The new iPad offers an important element, better pixels that keeps it at the top today, as compared to the iPad 2 or any other tablet available in the market.

Detailed Comparison

The new iPad has the brilliant features of the iPad 2 alright, along with impressive improvements. Some of the improvements include 4G LTE that’s way faster as compared to 3G, an A5X processor with quad core graphics processing, iPad dictation, dimension, Bluetooth and lot more.

One important feature that takes the new iPad further is its incredible (IPS) display. Pixel density is one of the most prominent features of the new iPad, as a higher pixel density results in a better display of a device at the end of the day. The first generation iPad and the iPad 2 have an IPS panel, with a 9.7-inch screen size and a resolution at 1024 x 768 pixels.

However, with its 264ppi Retina display and a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels into the same 9.7-inch screen, the third generation iPad is characterized as an incredible display device.

Pixel Density

The old generations of the iPad lack good pixel densities. Yet, the issue of resolution is addressed by the new iPad. The iPad 2 does have an average pixel density. Users do have to hold it close to them to actually see what’s happening and the main reason for that being its low resolution.

The problem of low resolution is handled very well by the new iPad. In-fact, it has not only solved the problem, but has offered an amazing resolution that was never expected. With more pixels on the same screen size, the pixel density of the new iPad is raised. From 786,432 pixels in total on the iPad 2, the new iPad boats 3.1 million pixels.

Image Quality

Images on the iPad 2 look much more pixilated as compared to the images on the new iPad. If an image is looked at closely, the RGB colors will be seen on the iPad 2 images right away. This confirms the fact that the higher screen resolution creates a beautiful and detailed presentation of the same image on the new iPad.

Text Quality

One of the highlights of the higher resolution is the finer text quality available on the new iPad. An amazing picture paints several words of expressions, and when it comes down to texts, a higher pixel density helps paint a picture that can be understood with ease and pleases one’s eyes.

The text seen on the new iPad is totally crisp and magnified, while the text on the iPad 2 is quite average.

Icon Quality

One of the most visible improvements on the new iPad is the user interface. With a higher resolution, the file sizes of different apps increase correspondingly in-order to match the new display resolution. Icons contribute to the increase in file size too, but the visual improvement will always be appreciated.

There’s a vast difference in the details of the app icons and accompanying text on the new iPad as compared to the iPad 2.

The new iPad does leave the iPad 2 behind to a certain extent, with several improved features it has to offer. Yet, the high pixel density with the amazing 264ppi Retina display is the most amazing feature that takes it right to the top, without any questions asked. When the two devices are compared side-by-side, the difference is quite predictable but totally stunning. At the end of the day, it’s important for one to think and conclude if the Retina display is a good enough reason to upgrade the new iPad.

About the author: Claudia is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on luxury and technology. She recently read an article on Samsung Galaxy S i9003  that attracted her attention. These days she is busy in writing an article on  steampunk computer.

About Claudia Somerfield

Claudia is a blogger by profession. She loves writing and blogging is her passion. She has been acting as a freelancer from quite a long time.

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