Kindle And iPad Displays Go Under The Microscope

This set of comparison pics showing the Kindle and iPad displays at high magnification is really more the result of curiosity than an attempt at making a point. It really is interesting to see the differences between the Kindle’s e-ink display, the traditional (but high-quality) LCD of the iPad, and a printed page. If you’re wondering what the hell is going on at 375x in the e-ink, that would be (I think) the microcapsules all squished together.

It really shows how far we have to go to truly match the quality seen in magazines and books. The new Pearl e-ink displays (not pictured) are nice, but there’s still a ways to go.

[via Hacker News]