Francis Carver: Wow, one thousand dollars for THIS 8-bit color fidelity little display? Wacom seems to be in denial, not wanting to recognize products from Apple and the host of tablets and touchscreen maker offerings. Predatory pricing in this product segment is over once and for all, I believe.
I don't think you understand what this "little display" is. It's a digitizer tablet that you can draw on with a Wacom pen. In other words, a major upgrade from a typical digitizer tablet that you can draw on and doesn't have display. This is not even in the same ballpark as the iPad or any of the other tablets you're thinking about, and used for a very different purpose. It's a tool for professional artists, not a toy for you 6-year-old like the iPad. $999 is a great price. Normally these cost about $3,000 (though they're typically larger).
zato: Tape5: "Ok, I rephrase that. A tablet that can run all the high demand 64b software that is currently running on your PC or Mac."
I see. And Tablet versions or all this "high demand" software is being written as we speak, right? And the magical high powered 64 bit tablet that can run this "high demand" software will run for how long on a full charge?
Actually, you CAN run almost everything you'd run on your Windows PC, on the iPad. Check out the OnLive Desktop app. It lets you run Windows applications, on the iPad.
Drue Mc Laughlin: Since many people in this forum use the ipad in some way related to their photography, and since the new retina display will make this device even more popular,it would be nice for Dpreview to review the ipad3, in respect to its photo apps and synchronization to external devices such as camera's and sd cards etc
"Retina display" is not defined (and cannot be defined) as a specific dpi. This is because you look at different size screens from different distances. "Retina display" means sufficient dpi that your eye can't see individual pixels - when you look at the screen at the typical distance you'd work with the screen.
The iPhone screen is smaller and you look at it from closer up, so the dpi for the iPhone is 300dpi. The iPad screen is larger and you look at it from a bit further away, so the dpi can be a bit lower, and you still won't see individual pixels.
I hope this makes sense. Ultimately it's about the angular resolution your eye can distinguish - which is affected by distance - not about a linear dpi.
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