ASUS Transformer Infinity Screen vs new iPad Screen

Uploaded by RitchiesRoomTV on 29.06.2012

A major talking point for the Transformer Infinity will undoubtedly be its high def
display and whether it can match or even compete with the new iPad given the pixel densities
of the Infinity are still below that of the iPad.
First, let’s look at those numbers. Apple’s 2048 by 1536 resolution gives the iPad a pixel
density of 264 pixels per inch. The Transformer Infinity has a 1920 by 1200 resolution, providing
a pixel density of 224 pixels per inch. Now before we throw ourselves off a building
because the Infinity is behind in this measure, keep in mind that its resolution is better
than that of most full high definition TVs in the market today. Of course there is a
completely different viewing distance involved, but with video content currently hitting the
limit at 1080 vertical lines, the Infinity is still well placed to provide a close to
native experience of high def movies. When we tested the two screens, the iPad and
the Infinity at a distance of around 40 centimetres from my eyes. We watched the same content
and looked at the same text, and we found that the Infinity is on par with the iPad
under these casual conditions. In fact it was very evident the the transformer infinity
was much brighter than the iPad which looked a little dull when placed next to the infinity
with both devices set at maximum brightness. When we started zooming in to make the text
massive on the screen, we could really see the quality of the new iPad, retaining the
shape and lines of the text. Whereas on the transformer infinity, sure, we could see some
pixelation of curved letters and numbers. The real question here is, how good does a
screen need to be before it becomes just a numbers game? If the Infinity still provides
a great viewing experience despite lagging behind the iPad in the raw number department,
do Android tablets need to go a further step and introduce a model with even higher resolution
to match iPad’s pixel density? Based on what we saw, I think not. With a
600 nit brightness that will seriously burn your retinas and a pixel density that will
be pleasing to the eye, the Infinity has what it takes as an overall package to be a quality
display alternative to the iPad. As always, feel free to share this video with
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