View Poll Results: Topaz or iPad2

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  • Topaz webOS tablet ?

    42 82.35%
  • iPad 2 ?

    9 17.65%
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  1. #41  
    That will also depend on how it gets sold.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
  2. #42  
    Quote Originally Posted by JLegacy View Post
    Topaz.

    Even if they iPad 2 has double the pixels (Which is unlikely), the Topaz looks like it'll hold it's own. With a resolution between the original iPad and the the iPad 2, better "integration" features, and competitive pricing this tablet will be a winner.
    You're announcing its success before it has even been announced/debuted?
  3. #43  
    Quote Originally Posted by barkerja View Post
    You're announcing its success before it has even been announced/debuted?
    It's generally always this way before a webOS-related announcement and follow-on release. After which reality sets in.
  4. #44  
    Quote Originally Posted by Kupe View Post
    It's generally always this way before a webOS-related announcement and follow-on release. After which reality sets in.
    Even if the super-resolution rumor is true (and it probably isn't) it wouldn't do any good.
    With higher resolution (given a fixed size like 10") you can either put more stuff on the screen but it gets unreadable small - or you can keep typical widget/font sizes and make them sharper. But that suffers from diminishing returns. At some point your eyes won't be able to see any difference. And even before that the incremental improvement would often not justify additional cost.

    A 2000+ resolution would hardly be a noticable improvement compared to what you get on 19" monitors - what's the point of having that on a 10" device?
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    Many people look at this as if you want to make EVERYTHING full screen, and that is not the case. So the resolution isn't the problem, it is how you use the device that I find to be the problem. Look at any desktop computer, and most people have multiple applications open, and there are advantages to being able to have multiple applications on the screen at one time.

    Now, WebOS could probably handle that with some tweaking to allow for two apps to run side by side or one on top of the other, but Apple....you can't really multitask well, with very limited ways to switch between applications(generally you just open a "running app" again). This is the real key, making good use of the screen space you have available on the device.

    What I want to see in the PC world are displays that go beyond the 1920x1200 range, and in general, only Apple has been selling these higher resolution displays. It is possible that HP may be able to push for this since they have multiple divisions that would get us out of this "lets make computer displays the same resolution as regular TVs".
  6. #46  
    Quote Originally Posted by akitayo View Post
    Personaly I prefer the Topaz for all those features that the webos software 2.1 has (version number for the tablet : unknown) and will have , like the tap to share.

    Things are getting hot at this time. And there is not "show stoppers" again for the HP (Palm) event.
    I will probably prefer Topaz as well, assuming all these features are actually in the device.
  7. #47  
    Quote Originally Posted by tholap View Post
    Even if the super-resolution rumor is true (and it probably isn't) it wouldn't do any good.
    With higher resolution (given a fixed size like 10") you can either put more stuff on the screen but it gets unreadable small - or you can keep typical widget/font sizes and make them sharper. But that suffers from diminishing returns. At some point your eyes won't be able to see any difference. And even before that the incremental improvement would often not justify additional cost.

    A 2000+ resolution would hardly be a noticable improvement compared to what you get on 19" monitors - what's the point of having that on a 10" device?
    Maybe this will help you understand...

    Why high resolution screens matter for Apple's iPad 2 - AppleInsider
  8. #48  
    Quote Originally Posted by tholap View Post
    Even if the super-resolution rumor is true (and it probably isn't) it wouldn't do any good.
    With higher resolution (given a fixed size like 10") you can either put more stuff on the screen but it gets unreadable small - or you can keep typical widget/font sizes and make them sharper. But that suffers from diminishing returns. At some point your eyes won't be able to see any difference. And even before that the incremental improvement would often not justify additional cost.

    A 2000+ resolution would hardly be a noticable improvement compared to what you get on 19" monitors - what's the point of having that on a 10" device?
    This sounds like what someone with a Treo would say in 2006 if you told them the specs of an iPhone 4.

    If you're in a store watching a 26" Emerson analog tube TV and right next to it is 26" HDTV showing native HD programming, you'd see the difference.

    For this tablet to succeed, it will have to sell in carrier stores and Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Fry's right next to tablets like the iPad that will have crystal clear resolution. It needs to have that as well.
  9. #49  
    Quote Originally Posted by akitayo View Post
    The ipad actual resolution is 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi) same as Topaz.

    So the ipad 2 to up to 2048 by 1536 will need a bigger screen display, unless Apple has found a new kind of technology to keep the same size as the ipad, with that new resolution.

    Do you know something about rumored Apples secret investement of $3.9 billions in new technology ? Just wondering.
    They are definitely planning a larger iPad. Think 13-15". It won't be any larger than a macbook and much more geared towards students and the like.
  10. #50  
    Quote Originally Posted by thehomelessguy View Post
    They are definitely planning a larger iPad. Think 13-15". It won't be any larger than a macbook and much more geared towards students and the like.
    13"-15" makes it bigger than the MacBook Air. No way. They won't go any larger than the current 9.7"; anything larger would just be ridiculously cumbersome.
  11. #51  
    Playing Blu-ray movies back on that supposed hi res screen would blow everything thing else out of the water tablet or phone wise. If Apple pulls this off, it will make Motorola's tablet seem like a kids toy.
  12. #52  
    Quote Originally Posted by Targon View Post
    What I want to see in the PC world are displays that go beyond the 1920x1200 range, and in general, only Apple has been selling these higher resolution displays. It is possible that HP may be able to push for this since they have multiple divisions that would get us out of this "lets make computer displays the same resolution as regular TVs".
    Huh? There have been 2560 x 1600 displays forever now. They've been out before Apple has started selling higher res displays, and a lot of companies sell em. Even HP.
  13. #53  
    Quote Originally Posted by clevin View Post
    lol, a 9" pad with that resolution gonna shrank every font to the ant size.

    Resolution wise, its not the higher, the better.
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    Don't mean to sound biased but good Lord, it is a 9 inch screen. There is a point where a higher resolution than a 24 inch LCD is kinda wasted...

    But that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LateNiteWithJme View Post
    Don't mean to sound biased but good Lord, it is a 9 inch screen. There is a point where a higher resolution than a 24 inch LCD is kinda wasted...

    But that's just me.
    Huh? A 24" 'resolution' is not a resolution.
  16. #56  
    Quote Originally Posted by barkerja View Post
    You're announcing its success before it has even been announced/debuted?
    Against a competing product that's not yet been announced or debuted... I think it's a fair comparison, since it's all speculative.
  17. #57  
    Quote Originally Posted by hparsons View Post
    And when was the last time HP did such a release?

    Again, the negativity on this board is amazing sometimes.
    It's difficult to be positive when your prior experience has been a negative one.
  18. #58  
    Quote Originally Posted by barkerja View Post
    It's difficult to be positive when your prior experience has been a negative one.
    I don't think it has anything to do with negativity or positivity. Precedents matter, so it only makes sense to brace yourself and get ready to duck when someone who's smacked you in the face before approaches you.

    That being said, I agree with Herb on the comparison being valid. They're both hypotheticals at this point.
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