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  #1289826 22-Apr-2015 22:39
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Both Surface displays are incredibly sharp (Surface Pro 3’s pixel density at 217 PPI and Surface 3’s at 214 PPI) and have amazing colour range and accuracy (with custom calibration in the factory)

Surface 3 screen is even brighter than Surface Pro 3, the brightest display we’ve ever shipped, better for use outdoors or under overhead lights.

But yes more than $400.

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lxsw20: I would have thought Samsung OLED screens would not be giving a very accurate colour representation, they always seem way over saturated to me. 


In the larger sense this is not true any longer, current gen AMOLEDs are amongst the most colour accurate displays out there. Check the displaymate reviews for the Note 4 and S6. In the phone realm these are the best screens now, period.

Samsung haven't released anything in the tablet realm with a current-gen AMOLED, so it's moot here.

For all talking points here besides the question of budget I'd fall on the Surface side of things here.




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  #1289863 23-Apr-2015 00:50
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That displaymate site seems to be a software sales organisation which has wheedled it's way into some kind of fame - to the extent that it's now cited widely.

It's a garbage site full of disturbingly incorrect information which is designed to confuse and impress the unwary.  I have no idea if the general conclusions about colour accuracy of the tablets tested is reasonable.  No doubt click-throughs from review websites help him sell plenty of useless software to the gullible.
If you have a colorimeter, freeware is available which will allow you to use it to measure and automatically calculate Delta E (2000) - not his obscure "JNCD" claimed to have been measured to a now twice obsolete CIE 1976 standard, measured with his very impressive sounding (but otherwise not specified) "spectroradiometer".



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  #1290097 23-Apr-2015 12:24
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It does kind of have the look of a.paid review.

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  #1290185 23-Apr-2015 14:22
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gzt: It does kind of have the look of a.paid review.


I doubt that many people would even like the "look" of a display which was accurately colour calibrated for print matching (or painting reproduction from screen).  Saturation, contrast ratio, and brightness are generally very much lower than we're "used to".



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  #1290344 23-Apr-2015 18:55
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as an aside Op I really like the artwork on your site.laughing




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  #1290357 23-Apr-2015 19:11
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Yep! If I was Nathan I'd be rushing over there with a Surface and asking you to be an Microsoft brand ambassador ; ).

 
 
 
 


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  #1293435 29-Apr-2015 11:41
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nathan: http://www.displaymate.com/Surface_Pro_ShootOut_1.htm

Based on our extensive Lab tests and measurements on the display for the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft has produced an excellent professional grade high performance display for Windows. In fact, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the very best and most accurate displays available on any mobile platform and OS. It joins near the top of a small set of Tablets that have excellent Top Tier displays – ideal for professionals that need a very accurate high performance display for their work, and for consumers that want and appreciate a really nice and beautiful display.

The Surface Pro 3 delivers uniformly consistent all around Top Tier display performance: it is only the second display to ever to get all Green (Very Good to Excellent) Ratings in all test and measurement categories (except for Brightness variation with Viewing Angle, which is the case for all LCDs) since we started the Display Technology Shoot-Out article Series in 2006, an impressive achievement for a display. See the Shoot-Out Comparison Table for the detailed test and measurement results. Comparisons with the other leading Tablets are examined below.

Most Accurate Colors:

The Surface Pro 3 also has the most accurate on-screen colors of any Tablet or Smartphone display that we have ever measured for all standard consumer content (sRGB/Rec.709). That is another impressive achievement because everything in the display has to perform just right in order to produce very accurate colors – it is the single most challenging and important performance characteristic for a display. The Absolute Color Accuracy for the Surface Pro 3 is an Excellent 2.1 JNCD. See the Color Accuracy section and Color Accuracy Figures for measurements and details.

Color Accuracy is especially important for professional imaging applications when you must be sure of the on-screen image colors, when viewing photos from family and friends (because you often know exactly what they actually should look like), for some TV shows, movies, and sporting events with image content and colors that you are familiar with, and also for viewing online merchandise, so you have a very good idea of exactly what colors you are buying and are less likely to return them.


Nathan, I have among other tools, the Jeti 1211 radiospectrometer. I can validate the claims from the displaymate website for the viewers here on GeekZone.




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  #1297626 4-May-2015 13:22
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I didn't do any tests - as it's a bit pointless when user-adjustment / calibration could have a major impact on accuracy, and if you're doing something critical, then relying on test for "out of box" accuracy is probably pointless as there will probably be unit to unit variation, and the user should calibrate it properly anyway.

I looked at a Surface Pro 3 (SWMBO's) and MBP Retina (the young gremlin's) side by side yesterday, subjective viewing of test images.
Both look extremely good, there's no difference which hits you in the face as "better". But the surface pro at default settings is better (IMHO) when viewing test images.  Black levels are slightly less crushed, white levels at 254 show against a 255 background, but fade out beyond about 252 on the MBP. While I don't trust gamma test images, the pro 3 seemed to be close to target at approx 2.2, the MBP appeared to be low (1.8 or so) - the Pro 3 was probably more accurate, but it's still subjective as to what "looks better".
I'd never bothered to look at the Pro 3 critically - I thought it was a bit of a toy.  But it seems to be an exceptionally well made piece of kit.  SWMBO left the stylus at work.  She tells me it's dead accurate - Wacom style.  I want to try that too now.  I think I want one.  

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each and every Surface screen is individually calibrated at the factory to ensure the accuracy and consistency of colours

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nathan: each and every Surface screen is individually calibrated at the factory to ensure the accuracy and consistency of colours


Yes - but there will be colour shift as the back-light LEDs age.

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nathan: each and every Surface screen is individually calibrated at the factory to ensure the accuracy and consistency of colours


Hmmm, ok

Send me a test unit and I'll test that theory out.




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  #1301569 10-May-2015 19:22
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Samsung TAB S range has by far the brightest and most vibrant screens I've seen in a tablet device, possibly not the most accurate though.





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Loving the display quality of my Surface 3 cool





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RileyB: Samsung TAB S range has by far the brightest and most vibrant screens I've seen in a tablet device, possibly not the most accurate though.


Great blacks on the Tab S. I have the Tab S 10.5, 8.4 and the Surface Pro 3. It took a bit of getting used to with the Surface Pro 3 but I am convinced it the future of mobile computing. Soooo flexible. Run anything. Great screen, fast.




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