07/19/2011, 01:21 PM
I did a quick search through the page and didn't see these issues (though I suspect the latter is here somewhere).
- The TP text and images do not seem sharp to me. Yes you can read the text and enjoy the images, but the quality seems barely adequate for book-reading and I my images simply do not seem are sharp as I know they are. The screen was cleaned (which helps). I suspect an unoptimized driver or something along that line. Then again,it could be the overly-glossy screen (hope not).
Etc 1 - Also related to that, when I view images in the mail app, a preview of them is shown in a small, AJAX-like box in the center of the screen, and these especially don't look very sharp. They're being shrunken to a smaller resolution to view but not re-sharpened on the fly. Note that the technology for that has been around for many years, so it's surprising that the TP does not sharpen them.
Etc 2 - Another related note: in the image viewer, the images it downloaded from my FB account are being up-sized to the entire screen, and this has a very detrimental effect on quality. For example, I may have a 800x600 pixel image in FB and instead of leaving it as is, the TP ups it to 1024 x 768 px for viewing, pixelating it (!) This kills the quality. This is a very serious issue for those of us photographers who would like to use our TP to show our work - the TP should scale DOWN (and auto sharpen) if > 1024 x 768, but should never scale UP.
- Everyone knows about the occasional hesitation/unresponsiveness of screen touches/presses; after several weeks of observation, it appears to be a process running in the background that's periodically kicking in and slowing down the system (not knowing the inner workings of the OS, I can't provide any additional insight). This also periodically has an effect on running programs too - a momentary 'pause' or so. On some occasions, presses don't register and I've re-pressed only to find that the original did register but was delayed, and now two presses were registered. Is this suspected and assumed necessary process that freezes things up at too high a priority..?