iPad Retina Display Superior to Microsoft Surface Display According to Expert
An expert recently decided to weigh on Steven Batchiche’s claim boasting Microsoft’s new Surface RT tablet offering more screen detail than that of the iPad. The verdict: Microsoft’s ClearType sub-pixel rendering technology does indeed give the Surface RT’s 768p display some added clarity but saying it beats the newest iPad’s 2,048 x 1,536 resolution screen is a stretch to say the least.
Dr. Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate Tecnologies performed the comparison using an Asus tablet equipped with a 1,366 x 768 display similar to that of the Microsoft’s Surface RT (with both devices boasted Microsoft’s ClearType sub-pixel rendering feature). Here Soneria compared the ClearType display to the second and third-generation iPad, with all three devices displaying the New York Times website front page running on Safari. According to him, "the Windows ClearType 768p display on the Asus Netbook was significantly sharper than the iPad 2 768p display but also significantly less sharp than the new iPad 3 [sic] 1536p display.” He continued on to say that “it is certainly possible that the Microsoft Surface RT Tablet will perform better than the Asus Netbook, but it is very unlikely that it will turn out to be visually sharper than [the new iPad]."
For those of you who didn’t already know, Steven Bathiche, the director of research for Microsoft’s Applied Sciences group, recently boasted
about the company’s new Surface RT tablet offering more screen detail than the latest iPad on Reddit
. Bathiche later added an important caveat to his claim noting that he “wanted to elaborate some more. I hope folks understand that I am not saying that one resolution is better than the other. Nor that one display is better than the other."
via PC World