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March 16, 2012

Paul Biba puts his new iPad under the microscope


The grand panjandrum of TeleRead just received his new toy and with the analytical flair that is his signature, he immediately unboxed it and put it under his microscope at 10x and 60x.

Above, the new iPad's screen at 60x.

Below, iPad 2 – 60x:


Kindle Fire – 10x:


iPad 2 – 10x:


New iPad – 10x:


Videre est credere.

March 16, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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Fascinating. Thanks to regular attendance here at boj, when it comes to iPad thingies, I've learned some things; I once was blind but now I see.

And - may I reminisce just a tad? Mostly off-topic (of course), but looking at the magnified thingies makes me hark back to the day when my father decided we would be the second family in the neighborhood to have a color TV, so he got busy and built a Heathkit job. After weeks of his cussing and shouting late into the hot, windows-open, un-air-conditioned nights, with capacitors and resistors and doo-dads labeled and scattered all over every flat surface in the house, and the thing was ready, the entire neighborhood would come over (except for the first family, who had their own) and watch Bonanza in our little den so they could see Adam and Little Joe fleshed out. But mostly what happened was everybody sitting on the floor with their bowls of popcorn, sticking their heads about 3 inches from the screen, so they could see the tiny little dots that made the color - that always trumped whatever action Hoss was getting at the Ponderosa. And when the picture would turn all green, and we all had to stomp on the floor to get it to go back to normal, that took up a lot of time. It had to be de-gaussed all the time, and that was fascinating, too. Screw the Cartwrights, The TV was the star of the show. And nothing's changed, and I love it. I just wish my father was around today so he could see all this - he would love, love, love it, too.

Posted by: Flautist | Mar 17, 2012 4:40:53 PM

The setup screen of rippled water was enough to convince me.

When can we have walls made out of the same stuff?

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Mar 17, 2012 5:39:31 AM

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