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11-05-2013, 08:01 AM #1
DisplayMate: Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX Beats Apple's iPad Air in Display Test
In the latest “Flagship Tablet Display Shoot-Out, DisplayMate’s Raymond Soneira found the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 to outperform Apple’s Retina-enabled iPad Air in a number of lab tests, crowning Amazon’s device as the best performing tablet that Soneira has ever tested. In his tests, Soneira put the iPad Air, Kindle HDX 8.9 and Google Nexus 10 through a battery of in-depth tests, including brightness and contrast, color and intensity, viewing angles and more. In the end, Amazon’s tablet won out after “significantly” outperforming the iPad in several categories.
Soneira wrote the following regarding the matter:
Most impressive of all is the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, which has leapfrogged into the best performing Tablet display that we have ever tested.
Much like the iPad mini, Apple’s iPad Air uses IGZO technology, named for its use of indium, gallium and zinc, which is roughly 30% less power efficient than LTPS. As for the Air, Apple also made “incremental” but significant changes and improvements over the third- and fourth-gen iPads. These include decreased reflectance, higher brightness levels and better contrast ratings. Soneira says the switch from amorphous silicon to IGZO was the “most important hood display improvement” for the Air, boosting power efficiency by 57% from last year’s model.
The last thing to note here is that Google Nexus 10 first debuted in 2012 and is nearing the end of its production cycle. The tablet was included in the test due to its extremely high pixel count, 2,560 by 1,600 pixels, which was the highest on the market when the device originally launched.
How do you feel about the results?
11-05-2013, 08:33 AM #2
After the last so called test featuring the various devices, I really don't have much faith in them anymore. Who knows how they score them and test them and whatever else.
11-05-2013, 09:11 AM #3
Me too don't really care
11-05-2013, 10:29 AM #4
Oh man, FanDroids head might blow up on this one. Normally if Apple beats Android out in something they claim it's negligible or invalid altogether. On one hand, they could boast that Apple has been beaten by a cheaper competitor, but in doing so they acknowledge the validity of the test, and therefore acknowledge that Apple beat their GodTablet: Nexus 10.
11-05-2013, 11:39 AM #5
They didn't include Samsung tablets, because it would have kicked everyone's ***. /sarcasm
11-05-2013, 12:28 PM #6
Even after all this testing, people will still buy the iPad air over the HDX...
11-05-2013, 05:30 PM #7
Too bad they only show their opinion instead of hard facts. Nothing to see here...
11-05-2013, 06:56 PM #8
Samsung 2560x1600 Tablet LCD Paves Way for iPad Retina Display - Mac Rumors
Samsung Producing a 12-inch HD Super-Tablet - News - Trusted Reviews
11.8-inch Galaxy Tab with above 1080p display revealed in court docs
AFTER apple got a sneak peak via court documents, they decided to go big or risk going home.
Last edited by jOnGarrett; 11-05-2013 at 07:02 PM.
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11-06-2013, 12:08 PM #12
as to what apple had "planned" I just find it interesting how when apple does something after the competition, there's an excuse for it. if the competition does it after apple, they're accused of copying--just like the Gold phone nonsense that Samsung has been doing for years. or the 1st 64bit CPU nonsense that's be done before as well.
I personally dont care which company does what first, Im one of many who wish they both would just do whatever they want and be done with the lawsuits and the rabid and ignorant rants we get from fan boys.
11-06-2013, 12:20 PM #13
I do agree with the rest of what you just said (SHOCK!). I don't think it is fair either when other companies are portrayed as copying Apple, and certainly agree that they should drop the endless court battles and use that money to focus on better products and services. Is what is is though I guess.
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