I read an article that mentioned that the new iPad would have been an impossible-to-make product at any price two years ago, mostly because of the high-resolution screen, and the minor miracle that Apple is selling this bleeding-edge tech for $500. So, I was just trying to think about what a screen of that resolution 'means'. My beloved 27" iMac has a truly beautiful screen, with enough pixel density that MS Word really needs to be set at 150% zoom to keep everything from being too teeny. The iMac is a very wide rectangular screen, and runs at 2560x1440 pixels, for 109 pixels per inch - a fairly high-resolution screen. Dell sells a 27"monitor with this same panel for $800 - just for the monitor. If you squared it off from the 16:9 ratio, and made it 4:3 by shaving a couple inches off the short edge, it'd have about the same number of pixels as the iPad 3rd Gen. But the iPad packs that into a 9.7" screen, and 264 pixels per inch. I wonder what the next-largest device with 2000x1500 resolution is? and how much it costs? Whatever you think of Apple, or the iPad, it's pretty amazing to build a screen like that into an iPad selling for $500.