Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton
The fun part is that if some $79 whitebox tablet running Android 2.3 had shitty gamut, Anandtech wouldn't have a story. It's only fun to dig dirt on Apple.
It doesn't have a "shitty" gamut. The gamut is just not QUITE as high as that of the iPad Air, in a way that not a single consumer would notice, nor a single reviewer without scientific testing. Every single hands-on/review has said the screen looks just as good as that of the Air's. But nice use of subtlety there.
Originally Posted by Red Oak
This is unacceptable. I hope someone at Apple is pounding the table and yelling that this should not have gone out like this. The Aandtech.com review goes into depth on the issue
How is it that companies with a fraction of the resources can ship much better displays at volume?
What fucking company on the planet ships anywhere NEAR the tablet volume as Apple? Not to worry, MacAir will enlighten us soon..
Originally Posted by MacAir
What the **** is wrong with Apple? How can people give them a pass for this crap?
Not using the same tech used on the Air, to save a few bucks for net profit?
And here I was, thinking that it was about doing the best product possible. Bean counters... But I admit that it is much worse on the Macbook Air.
I still love it, though.
Is that what you think actually happened? That Apple had 2 choices, all things were equal, one was a few bucks less, and they were like "yeah lets gowith that one"? It couldn't POSSIBLY be that they're 2 separate devices, with different screens, made by different manufacturers, with different design/engineering considerations, and they did not have the option of using the EXACT SAME screen with the EXACT SAME specs as the Air?Your assumptions are ludicrous, childish, and ignorant.
Originally Posted by MacAir
Nexus line? They really sell like hot cakes, (what that was, 2 million per month?) and Asus (!!!) can do it. Don't be a fool.
And.. here we go. When backing up "How is it that companies with a fraction of the resources can ship much better displays at volume?", your first example of such a product is.. wait for it... not a product from another company, but another iPad model. What brilliant argumentative skills you have. And then you bring up the Nexus line- a tablet that sells NOWHERE NEAR the volume of the iPad (even if you aren't lying about the 2 million/month figure- which you are- thats still only 12% or so of Apple's volume- not exactly "similar), yet you're so desperately grasping at straws to prove your "point", so that's the best you can do. Not only that, but since you're comparing smaller tablets, the Nexus 7 would be the only reasonable comparison- which has a screen resolution of 1920x1200, compared to 2048x1536 for the iPad mini- A full 27% less pixels.
Then you go on and call people "fools" after failing to make a meaningful comparison, or coming up with a single equivalent product that sells at volume and has a screen quality that exceeds that of the mini. I'd be embarrassed for you, if you didn't act so much like a tool. If you think there's a superior product out there, go buy it, instead of pretending to be outraged over something that there's no chance in hell you would have perceived.
PS- The same reviewer that wrote that review also wrote in last year's mini review how he "wouldn't hold his breath" for the 2013 mini to have a retina display- because of the massive computational engineering advances that would have to be made to make that possible in that form factor. That should tell you something about the impressiveness of what Apple's done, compared to your ignorant, self-righteous "how can people give them a pass for this crap" drivel without an ounce of perspective or rationality.
Edited by Slurpy - 11/18/13 at 9:24am