While 8 bit scanlines are the old black around these parts, and we hiss at resolutions greater than 360 * 240, who among us has not stared enviously at the 2048 * 1536 res screens of rich Uncle Muppet’s Ipad 3? A screen so sharp, so bright, and packed with pixel densities with numbers so large, matched only by the numbers following their price tags? We might not game on them, but hotdarnnit, them large table things with retina screens look dang nice. Pity you have to sell Boxer to the glue factory to raise funds if you want one.
That is, of course, until recent times, thanks to the magic of Chinese mass production. Yes, Android 9.7 inch tablets with ultra pixel dense IPS screens – ok harkkit, let’s call them retina screens – are now readily available in the wild! Check these models, all with Quad Core CPUs and 2048 x 1536 screens out (and click on the links to find out more … or to buy one from Tinydeal):
Early Chinese Android tablets were laughable in implementation, but brands like Ainol, Chuwi and Onda seem to be intent on building a decent product, and more importantly, supporting them. With the cheapest retina ipads costing about $500, these smooth looking retina tablets for about half that are just the thing if you’re in the market for a value tablet.