iPad and Kindle Examined Under a Microscope

Keith over at BIT-101 took some awesome pictures of the displays on his iPad and Kindle using a USB microscope at 26x and 400x magnification. If you’ve ever wondered what the big deal was with eInk and how it differs from a standard LCD, now is your chance to see both up close. It interesting how well eInk mimics real ink compared to pixels on an LCD. He also took pictures of text from a book, magazine, and newspaper to compare to the modern counterpart. Sadly, he couldn’t test the iPhone 4′s impressive retina display.

Do you think digital displays ever be able to match the readability of ink (or eInk)?


Post a response / What do you think?