“The display on the new iPad decisively beats (blows away) all of the Tablets we have previously tested including the iPad 2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, and the Amazon Kindle Fire at the back of the pack,” Dr. Raymond Soneira reports for DisplayMate. “As expected, all of the images, especially the text and graphics, were incredibly and impressively razor sharp. In some photographs, that extra sharpness made a significant difference, especially in close-ups and when fine detail like text was photographed.”

“The new iPad has a virtually perfect 99 percent of the Standard Color Gamut (a 38 percent improvement over the iPad 2). The colors are beautiful and accurate due to very good factory calibration – they are also “more vibrant” but not excessively so or gaudy like some existing OLED displays,” Soneira reports. “What makes the new iPad really shine is its very accurate colors and picture quality. It’s most likely better and more accurate than any display you own (unless it’s a calibrated professional display). In fact with some minor calibration tweaks the new iPad would qualify as a studio reference monitor.”

Soneira reports, “Apple has taken the very good display on the iPad 2 and dramatically improved two of its major weak points: sharpness and color saturation – they are now state-of-the-art. Our lab tests and visual tests agree with Apple’s claim that the new iPad has ‘the best display ever on a mobile device’ so we have awarded the new iPad the ‘Best Mobile Display Award’ in DisplayMate’s ‘Best Video Hardware Guide.’ But there’s more. The new iPad’s picture quality, color accuracy, and gray scale are not only much better than any other Tablet or Smartphone, it’s also much better than most HDTVs, laptops, and monitors… So we have also awarded the new iPad the ‘Best Mobile Picture Quality Award.'”

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