Originally Posted by Gatorguy
No you're way less than clear. So is that an acknowledgement that some new Apple devices have inferior displays but it's of no importance because they're from Apple or is it that color-accuracy and/or brightness is given too much importance in the first place because no one notices no matter who makes the device?
I've never seen any of these live side-by-side so whether common-guy notices any display quality differences I dunno. Have you?
Technically inferior as in ranking slightly lower on certain specs? Sure, but you need to acknowledge every other aspect of the device since a single component spec does not a good user experience make.
This is the same theme we've seen with Apple v Everyone Else for as long as Apple has existed. Apple creates a way to mass produce something at a scale no one thought possible then other follow only to try to one-up Apple and all other competitors. Let's go back to 2010 when Apple released the iPhone 4 with the Retina display. The anti-Apple crowd said it was pointless and yet Apple did it and it was great while still allowing great battery life. Nearly 2 years later we saw others. Some were very close to the PPI (310 v. 326 for the iPhone makes them technically inferior but still on par for the objective crowd). And some went into the 400+ PPI with horrible battery life which is not good design.
Does going over 300 PPI on Nexus 10 make it a better experience simply because the PPI is technically higher? What about the battery life? What about the brightness which is affected for a given backlight with denser pixels? What about the GPU being able to push that make pixels? Apple created a specialized chip with a huge memory bus which I seem to recall AnandTech saying hasn't been matched which is odd considering that there are tablets now with a lot more pixels on them.
The user experience is the key, not comparing raw specs without consider the user experience.
In the case of the new iPads not having the display attached to the glass does affect it in a way that could very well be perceptible, especially in direct sunlight, compared to the Kindle Fire HDX, but with the Nexus 10 do you think you could pass a test from normal viewing distance where you were shown a screenshot from a video or text on a web page where only a 2x2 inch of the display was visible? I'm not sure most could.
So keep your technically better in a couple one-to-one spec shootouts and I'll focus on what is the best overall user experience.