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Yes, but the 2MP front camera has been swapped for a VGA one in the new model.

Aha.  Still, it's only Skype... Biggrin

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bigboss wrote:

Yes, but the 2MP front camera has been swapped for a VGA one in the new model.

Aha.  Still, it's only Skype... Biggrin

And Google + hangout  Wink

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ooh.. wrote:

Well, if they're 1080p they play at 720p on the iPad 2, and 1080p on the new iPad..

Have you seen a 720p movie on the iPad?  Magnificent.  Measurements are not everything Max...

I didn't say they were. But the new iPad has a visibly, much better screen than the old, and than the forthcoming Galaxy tab. Side by side viewing would confirm this easily.
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And Google + hangout  Wink

Aye that's just you and fr0g though

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And Google + hangout  Wink

Aye that's just you and fr0g though

I'm on there. Desolate.

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I didn't say they were. But the new iPad has a visibly, much better screen than the old, and than the forthcoming Galaxy tab.

You're missing my point.  The screens of the iPad 2 and Samsung Tab are more than adequate for 99% of their intended purpose, and the extra screen resolution requires processing power which slows it down.  It's like the camera megapixel wars; the resolution required for most people has already been met, and the increased resolution being provided is more about marketing than anything.

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Side by side viewing would confirm this easily.

Ah, sighted testing...

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JD, IMO there is a certain, minimum pixel density, in relation to screen size, and intended viewing distance, that will ensure no pixels are evident on the various small, multi media displays. Apple coined the phrase "retina display" to describe it. This has only been reached by the new iPad so far, in the world of tablets. And by the iPhone 4, Galaxy Nexus, Sony Xperia S and HTC One X, with smartphones.

Any greater pixel density will be pointless if screen size and viewing distance remain the same, but until this required ppi has been reached on any such device, it'll be at a disadvantage compared to those that have it, a clearly visible one, IMO..

 

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And Google + hangout  Wink

Aye that's just you and fr0g though

You must try it. It's not just one-to-one chat. My in-laws are spread across UK, Ireland & US. With Google hangout, we all can video chat together for free. It's brilliant, & unlike any other in the market today.

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ooh.. wrote:

I didn't say they were. But the new iPad has a visibly, much better screen than the old, and than the forthcoming Galaxy tab.

You're missing my point.  The screens of the iPad 2 and Samsung Tab are more than adequate for 99% of their intended purpose, and the extra screen resolution requires processing power which slows it down.  It's like the camera megapixel wars; the resolution required for most people has already been met, and the increased resolution being provided is more about marketing than 

 

I couldn't agree more. The new ipad screen DOES look good, but then most people use a tablet for a bit of browsing, email and maybe some games and movies. And the screen on the OLD iPad (and the Galaxy tabs) also look GREAT!

 

Give me the old screen with the new processor ANY day.

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bigboss wrote:

And Google + hangout  Wink

Aye that's just you and fr0g though

 

I'm only on there because it's useful to have an account. Compared to Facebook it's like a deserted old Western town with tumbleweed blowing around.

Utterly pointless IMHO.

 

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Compared to Facebook it's like a deserted old Western town with tumbleweed blowing around.

:grin:

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And the screen on the OLD iPad (and the Galaxy tabs) also look GREAT!

'zackly

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Compared to Facebook it's like a deserted old Western town with tumbleweed blowing around.

:grin:

Maybe you need to get chatting to the boss's in-laws.

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bigboss wrote:

fr0g wrote:

Compared to Facebook it's like a deserted old Western town with tumbleweed blowing around.

:grin:

Maybe you need to get chatting to the boss's in-laws.

:grin:

One works for Google & other is an ex-Googler. It's worth joining Google+ just for the hangout.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN38vHZjWXw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

 

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