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ASUS Response: We've received a response from ASUS that they're unable to replicate the problem on production units (I/O units are, technically, pre-production), so this may have been sorted out in time for the initial consumer run. It appears, then, that this problem is at least affecting only some units.

Update: Here are some more comparison photos from a different Nexus 7.

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Some have suggested this is a native behavior with IPS displays called "image retention." I did a side-by-side of the same image with a Transformer Prime and Trasformer Pad 300 - both of which have IPS displays. The retention occurred only with a bright-white image on a darker color. The Nexus 7 does it with almost any image, and more severely. This may be an issue with the IPS panel in the Nexus 7, or it could be a software problem, but it's by no means the same in every Android tablet with an IPS display out there. It's definitely worse on the Nexus 7, any way you slice it.

Additionally, the image retention you're seeing here is obviously with an example that easily shows up on a camera - it happens in other situations, but it's more difficult to capture. Finally, once the display has "warmed up" after about 30 minutes of on-time, the problem seems to be of a significantly lessened severity. It's really noticeable after it hasn't been used for a couple hours, but after 30 minutes of having the display on at full brightness, I find it becomes more difficult to see.

Is this going to ruin the tablet? Of course not - but it's a concern, and everyone considering buying one should obviously be aware of it. We're pointing out a flaw - that's it.

It appears that the ASUS tablet's display is experience some pretty severe image retention, as confirmed by myself and Artem on both of our tablets. The proof is in the pudding, of course, so take a look at these images (source image, retained imprint) and see for yourself:

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Source image

That's the source image I used for imprinting (ignore the reflections - the N7's display is annoyingly glossy). I left it on the screen for around 2 minutes at maximum brightness before hitting the home button, going to an empty homescreen. This is what I saw:

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Retained imprint

Yikes. It's extremely noticeable, and like I said, we've confirmed it on at least two I/O Nexus 7 tablets. The worst part? It doesn't just immediately go away. It took almost 2 minutes for this imprint to disappear, even when I was switching apps and going between homescreens. That is not good. The noticeability of the imprint depends on the color being displayed on the screen, as well. The stock wallpaper seems particularly bad about it, actually.

However, with the display set to automatic brightness, especially in sunlight, the problem is much less noticeable. But on maximum brightness or under incandescent/fluorescent light even on automatic, hovering over some icons for 5-10 seconds on your homescreen then swiping to an empty one will leave a very visible retained image for 10-15 seconds. Let me reiterate that: it's noticeable even with things like homescreen icons on automatic brightness. You'll have to look for it more, but it's definitely there. I chose this example image because it's the only one that's really visible in a photo, it's much harder to capture when it's more subtle. The problem also becomes less severe the more time the display is on - it seems to "warm up."

Does it ruin the tablet? Of course not. Is it one of those things that just cannot be unseen? Yep. Then again, for $200, we weren't expecting the world out of the Nexus 7's display, though I can't say we were expecting this, either. We have no idea if this is affecting all units, but two suggests at least some significant portion have this problem. It could very well just be a natural behavior of the display panel ASUS and Google chose. We don't know - and we won't know more until ASUS or Google comment.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • http://tinyroar.com Cats-R-Friend

    Can't be worse then the galaxy nexus ghosting, every time I use the keyboard then minimize it I get ghosting

    • Yuriy Melnik

      I was going to mention this as well but the Nexus 7 looks way more severe to my eyes than the Gnex as far as ghosting

    • http://twitter.com/drazyw Chris Allen

      Never notice ghosting on my Gnex, so hopefully it's no worse.

    • WestIndiesKING

      never heard of ghosting on the galaxy nexus until now. You try getting a new device?

    • Gloria Tortorella

      Never had ghosting on my Galaxy Nexus even at 100% brightness :O

  • Ian Santopietro

    Greeeaaaat, here come the people complaining about how the Nexus 7 has the worst display on a tablet, and they'll never buy one, and now it will be the worst selling android tablet of all time.

    • NeedName

      iFans do seems obsessed with Android . . . but who can blame them, they just want to be part of the best platform around.

    • moelsen8

      bring on displaygate!!!

  • Iucidium

    Awww. Just treat it like a plasma then and screen wipe with a white screen??

    • Kagero

      I own a plasma, and it's not even close to being this bad.

  • Kagero

    This is disastrous. Google better work with Asus in fixing this ASAP, or they're going to face some extreme negative coverage and taint their Nexus brand.

    • NeedName

      I personally expect a lot better from Asus. They make some of the best hardware around however, it seems they've had a couple stumbles with their Android products of late. Let's hope they correct their Android issues asap and produce top quality hardware we know they can make.

    • http://twitter.com/simp1istic simp1istic

      I had this same issue on my Transformer Prime, It's not ghosting, it's afterimages. It's common on IPS displays to a degree.

  • http://twitter.com/AlexDeGruven Nathan

    It's very possibly a software issue. The IPS panel on the Kindle Fire has the same issue on current ICS builds, but does not show the same behavior on the stock firmware.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Interesting. I wonder if it's an intentional software behavior, though - perhaps it has battery-saving ramifications? Either way, it looks bad when you notice it.

      • http://twitter.com/AlexDeGruven Nathan

        It's possibly one of those things that requires careful tuning. Since the Nexus 7 is beyond new, it's not surprising that there might still be some kernel/driver tuning before the ultimate release later this month.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

          2 weeks is a very short time. I'm pretty sure what we're using is the release software, for now. Hopefully it is software and they'll fix it, but I can completely see this just being a result of using a high-resolution, low-cost IPS panel.

          • ericl5112

            This isn't final software. They even said it wasn't release software.

          • http://twitter.com/AlexDeGruven Nathan

            I don't disagree, but how long did it take for the Nexus One to become fully stable on AOSP? IIRC, the first couple of builds had some pretty glaring issues. This is essentially the N1 of tablets, so it's definitely not an unbelievable situation if it takes a few weeks of OTAs over the few weeks to get everything nailed down.

          • charlesdance

            Matias Duarte has stated that what we've seen so far is only a developers build that has some known bugs, and that these bugs will be taken care of in the release build. Whether the screen issue is a known bug is another issue.

      • József Király

        I don't think so - same happened on my Asus TF101, but just after the screen got replaced - first screen didn't do it, then it got damaged, replaced, second, third screen did it all over and over (however it wasn't so bad as in the case of the Nexus 7, only with a white keyboard or similar, and only after around half an hour). This is a glitch with some IPS manufacturers, as as I recall, the first few batch of TF101 had different screens than the following ones, including RMA replacements. It is very possible that the same manufacturing glitch happened.

  • Manik

    Disappointing.

  • Bas

    I had it once on my TF101 when I kept the screen on for a long time with Winamp open. But this case is much worse!

  • Miketoasty

    I will wait till the actual tablet is released before making any rash decisions. These were test build tablets and probably pushed out rather quickly.

  • Yuriy Melnik

    Wowza, that really is something that can't be unseen! I'm a bit disappointed and am thinking twice about trading in my Xoom at Gamestop for A Nexus 7. I wanted a high ppi, might go for the TF700T instead!

    • Tarek El-Ghazaly

      Don't forget that Jelly Bean is the best thing about the Nexus 7.... Makes the TF700T way less exciting...

    • ericl5112

      Don't forget, 2 samples of preproduction hardware is less than nothing. Wish AP portrayed it better. Of the other 5998 N7's out there, nobody else reported it first?

  • http://twitter.com/Kentholio Kentholio

    Odd, you would think at nearly a week in, we would be hearing about this everywhere.

    • ericl5112

      My friend had one with this issue. He returned it while still at IO, and got a fully working one. Probably not a widespread issue.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

        2 more people with the same issue doesn't bode well, but it could be limited to the I/O run of units. We don't know, we're awaiting comment from ASUS or Google.

        • ericl5112

          True, however, that same friend at IO compared it with more than a few other IO tablets. His defective one was the only one in the group. 2 doesn't bode well, but it's hardly a sample worth considering at all. Not to mention, it's been a week, and nobody has said anything?

          I have serious doubts this is anything. Not only that, I'm slightly disappointed in AP for considering 2 is a sample size of note. Nothing against you posting this, but you sound far too sure this is a problem, when you've testing such a tiny number. I could have sworn there were some software engineers and law students on staff. They should know something about statistics.

          2 in 6000 tested. Pre-production unit. Last years IO tab had a lot of issues as well before official release. It's been a week on the internet with no alarm bells. All these things say to me "This is interesting, but we have so little information to back it up as a problem for the production tablets. Let's post the story, but make sure we clarify the doubts" However, the article came off as "This is a PROBLEM! Pay attention to us! We have a story!" Not what I expect from AP, as a long time reader. There's usually a lot more logic in the stories.

          • http://www.facebook.com/treswaters Tres Nugget Waters

            I don't think AP tested 6000 units and I don't think Google dished out tested 6000 units and said "Hey 2 out of 6000 have bad screens, let's give these away with the rest!" and AP just happened to get them. 2 out of 2 electronics in hand with the exact same issue is a pretty good indicator that there is an issue with a product in a significant percentage.of a statistical population.

        • http://www.facebook.com/treswaters Tres Nugget Waters

          I know someone who got one form I/O and his doesn't have the issue. It seems like there's a glaringly bad percentage of units with the problem and if that's the case it would lead me to assume that it's a hardware issue, but I have no idea, it may be possible to tune it out, I guess.

  • http://twitter.com/bizdady Bizdady

    My Galaxy Nexus had this issue, traded it in for the S3 and no more ghosting.

  • http://twitter.com/physicalist09 Physicalist

    Android Police has a VERY negative style of reporting. I wonder why.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Wouldn't want to provide people useful information if it says something negative about Android or Google, now would we?

      • Deaconclgi

        Thank you for reporting the issue. I would rather be aware of the possibility of the issue and make an informed decision rather than being caught by surprise after a purchase.

      • http://twitter.com/Twitteninja ZZ

        You should at least mention the potential of it being a software/driver issue.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

          We don't know that this is the case. I never said it was specifically a hardware issue either, I just pointed out the problem.

          • http://twitter.com/Twitteninja ZZ

            IPS monitors use firmware to compensate for image retention, so it wouldn't be unheard of, especially since its running a pre-release build.

            While you didn't explicitly call it a hardware issue, its heavily implied by not mentioning the nuance.

      • fixxmyhead

        ok this is my fav site but damn i really hate posts like this. at 200$ theres nothing not even this meaningless issue that will turn me away from buying it. doesn't even concern me in the slightest bit

    • marcusmaximus04

      CLEARLY THEY HATE ANDROID AND ARE IPHONE FANATICS.

      • EvilBadger69

        The guy who downvoted needs to learn to sarcasm...

  • Bruno Bacelar

    My GNexus have ghost too, and from what I read, all the AMOLED screens have temporary ghost.

  • http://twitter.com/Noriega713 Oscar Noriega

    It's also on the TouchPad, but it isn't this bad... I think i'll wait to see if anything is done about them.

  • raindog469

    Wow. I had written off the Nexus 7 anyway after hearing it had neither a MicroSD slot nor USB Host (On-The-Go), but even my bowling teammate's $70 Pandigital Froyo tablet doesn't ghost that badly.

  • http://twitter.com/Vosko33 Jon Vosko

    i preordered one, hopefully they fix this issue

  • http://twitter.com/Kevniv Kevin N

    Oh not good, anyone else seeing this issue?

  • http://www.facebook.com/adame09 Salvador Adame

    damn that sucks too bad i still want it lol

  • http://twitter.com/Darkmyth_pt Darkmyth PT

    Damn, Google, deals off!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/jackh0lt Jack Holt

    It could be hit or miss like it's been said. Honestly I have yet to experience any ghosting whatsoever on my Galaxy Nexus. So who knows maybe people will get lucky.

  • JonJJon

    I'm doubting this will be product wide across all pre-orders, but at least this brings it to the attention of Google/Asus, just hope this impacts pre-order sales and overall sales. This tablet deserves loads of sales for Google.

  • Tarek El-Ghazaly

    Hmmm... this is gonna make me wait for $300 Jelly Bean tablets with microSD and higher quality screens... Not worried about not getting Key Lime Pie, since I'm pretty sure I'll get the phone that launches with it...

  • Keith0606

    doesn't look good to me either, but how often will you have a static image on screen for 2 minutes on max brightness.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Think home screens or a paused movie. Doesn't have to be max brightness either, it's just most obvious then.

      • adi19956

        Does it really annoy you or do you not really notice it?

      • http://twitter.com/derekduncan Derek Duncan

        are you going to stay at a home page for minutes at a time without doing anything? Or pausing a movie for 2 minutes? Doesn't seem plausible.

        • Brian

          reading a magazine?

    • Augje

      When reading a book for example. Or when you play a game and the white score in the corner for example. Or the wallpaper with dark light contrast, icons on it. Visible when watching a movie. I can go on. On top of that all these ghosting images cumulate and are particularly visible in grey backgrounds.

  • moelsen8

    sucks. but it's also a $200 fully-loaded tablet from google. it is what is it. i'm not too worried about it.

    • sgtguthrie

      Not quite fully loaded, I'd like an sdcard slot for Christ's sake!

      • Gloria Tortorella

        After 8 months with a Galaxy Nexus I really don't mind if there isn't an SD card slot. I don't miss it at all :D

        • moelsen8

          Also have 32 geebees on our gnexs vs a paltry 8/16 here

      • moelsen8

        Well of course. They were so close to perfection.

  • Miles McQueen

    I hope this is a product specific problemb i haven't herd about ghosting on any of the other reviews... seems fishy....

  • Some dude

    I have 3 reasons for the ghosting issue.
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    • adi19956

      Maybe true over there, but at 199 GBP over here, it's a big wad of money

    • http://profiles.google.com/liamname Liam Spradlin

      I don't really think a low price point legitimizes a glaring hardware flaw. Though I guess the price point may overcome the issue in the minds of some consumers.

      • sgtguthrie

        It may not be hardware. It also could be software and potentially fixed at official release. Remember, as a nexus google can push updates whenever they want ;-)

  • EntrepreNerd

    When it comes to stuff like this I take the firm stance of "video or it didn't happen."

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      When it comes to commenters like this this I take the firm stance of "you'll still find a way to call the evidence into question."

    • http://twitter.com/Telanis_ Telanis

      When it comes to assuming that Android Police has some anti-Android agenda and fakes pictures, I take the firm stance of "unlikely". Possible, but unlikely. Besides, the easy way of faking this would be to alter the background *on the device*, which would make a video no better than these pictures.

  • Lauren Weinstein

    This is *not* a defect, but can be characteristic of IPS LCD displays. For more info: https://plus.google.com/u/0/114753028665775786510/posts/KgG5QFLbGVy

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Seems like a reasonable explanation to me. However, on the TF201 and TF300, it's nowhere near anything like this. In fact, I can't even SEE this sort of ghosting on either of them, and both of them have IPS panels.

      • http://twitter.com/Twitteninja ZZ

        The TF201 and TF300 aren't running a preview build of software.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

          Saying it's a software issue is speculation - period. It very well may be one, and Google may fix it. But it may just be the panel, too - we don't know, and neither do you.

          • zookee

            If it is a software issue, could you check this behavior on the Nexus phones?
            One with ICS vs. one with JB, and see if there is anything like this effect on the screen at any time.

      • Chong Kok Hoong

        however, I do have that in my TF101, even for now after I got my LCD replaced, I had my homescreen on for 5 minutes or so, then go to Settings page, and could see the image of my widgets, similar to what you shown up there

  • http://twitter.com/adsamcik Adam Novák

    You guys know that this tablet is still something like pre-relase and os too. It can be all different, so care about things like that if it will be final ones too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1645382940 Красимир Стефанов

    To me, it does not seem like a big deal. In a real usage scenario how often you will let your display continuously on with maximum brightness and not doing anything?

  • ElementalChaos

    That's to be expected from a $200 tablet.

  • Nicholas Tino

    Q: Who uses max brightness and keeps the same imagine on for that amount of time?
    A: No one.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      It's not only on max brightness, this is just when it's most noticeable. And you're telling me you've never paused a movie or read text without moving the display for a minute or so at a time? Because then I'd call you a liar. Or an extreme sufferer of ADD.

      • Nicholas Tino

        im willing to bet on a reasonable brightness, text (say on an ebook) does not exhibit this effect as badly. you chose a picture of a bright white against a black background for 2 minutes... that is absolute worst case scenario.

    • http://profiles.google.com/liamname Liam Spradlin

      I would argue that regardless of the conditions (brightness, time, etc) an issue like this isn't really acceptable.

      • Nicholas Tino

        well considering not a single review of someone using it normally has mentioned this issue... i doubt anyone else will notice. this is absolute worst case scenario that 99% of people will never experience. good click bait though.

        • http://profiles.google.com/liamname Liam Spradlin

          Many of the existing reviews of this device came out hours or days after people got their hands on them. "No one noticed it sooner" does not equal "it doesn't exist."

          • Nicholas Tino

            im sure the issue exists, i just think it will never be seen or noticed by 99% of users.

  • PR

    That is why its call Ghots Nexus 7 duh

  • skynet11

    I have had ghosting on two Galaxy Nexus CDMA units now (long story), including my current one. My Plume window is a permanent feature of my display now.

  • Zane Burton

    Can we get an article about all the issues with the Galaxy Nexus, from the purple displays to the ghosting a day banding issues? Maybe Samsung will own up to the issues finally

  • Mike Lim

    This happens with my TF101.

  • Bill Collier

    I'll check it out when mine comes doesn't change a thing I still want it

  • Bill Collier

    Is there any word on a ship date yet from google?

    • Keith0606

      saw an article on another site earlier today (forget which one) stating ship dates at either July 19th or 20th.

  • Lester Walters

    -meh The linkbait worked. Still looking forward to enjoying my N7 when it arrives. =)

  • jake

    The galaxy nexus has the exact same problem.

    • Gloria Tortorella

      Not mine D:

      • ATom

        Try to set backlight to lowest value.

        • Gloria Tortorella

          Nope, I often use it at the lowest value while reading ebooks at night and there is absolutely no image retention nor ghosting..

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryo.ishibashi.90 Ryo Ishibashi

    That's image retention not ghosting.

  • ericl5112

    My friend went to IO. Had this problem, took his back up to the desk at IO, they gave him a replacement. His has worked perfectly since. So it doesn't seem to affect all of them.

  • deltaechoe

    Galaxy nexus does it too

    • Gloria Tortorella

      As I stated below: mine doesn't.

  • mrasa

    99% sure is a software bug.

  • http://profiles.google.com/tdrussell1 Trent Russell

    Ummm... I don't know how you can say the prime doesn't do this. It IS a characteristic of IPS displays and the prime DEFINITELY does it. I'm used to it at this point and it does not effect my experience on the prime.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Certainly doesn't do it on mine. I stared at it a solid 5 minutes.

      • http://profiles.google.com/tdrussell1 Trent Russell

        Interesting. I see people complain about that all the time on the prime. Who knows what they've tweaked over the course of production... I have a release day model.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

          Correction, it does it for the white text on the weather widget. It's definitely nowhere near as bad as what the N7 is doing, though.

  • PaulAtreides

    Damn, now that just gave me a softy.

  • http://profiles.google.com/tdrussell1 Trent Russell

    Also, as others have said, this is not "ghosting," this is image retention.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Great, image retention - either way, it does it, and it doesn't look great.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ryo.ishibashi.90 Ryo Ishibashi

        I'm curious what happens when a book is being read through different readers. Will the image retention be distracting. Anyway chance you could test that?

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          The problem exhibits itself on dark backgrounds - e-readers usually have white or very light backgrounds, so it's probably not going to be a problem with those.

  • http://twitter.com/strifejester Justin Ellenbecker

    Lets do it with the icons in the new play store. I bet we can find more that ghost too. I swear it took 2 seconds for my GNex to switch from the dropbox icon and it was still there when i hit back.

  • http://twitter.com/tweet077 RonaldoVerta

    Damn you guys like to nitpick everything, don't you? It's a kickass tablet and it's only $199. AFAIK the display is better than Amazon's Fire and it's priced equally so there should be no reason not to recommend this tablet. The OG Transformer had all sorts of screen issues and yet it was one of the best selling tablets out there. But to not recommend an awesome tablet like this because of some minor screen issues is just stupid. People are never satisfied.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      "Does it ruin the tablet? Of course not. Is it one of those things that just cannot be unseen? Yep."

      I don't see how pointing out a potential problem = nitpick everything and not recommending it.

  • Charles

    Not very convincing. You clearly have one unit that has a problem, but you need to look very hard to see anything in the pics of other displays. Given you're the first person to mention this despite reviewers staring at them for a week I think you just got a defective sample. It might be a hardware problem or an issue with nvidia's PRISM display handling.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Actually, we have 2 units from I/O and both exhibit this problem.

  • Virgilio

    Hope that it's not as bad as it is made out to be

  • JonJJon

    Glad to see it "hopefully" isn't a product wide problem :) will let you know if it happens on mine when it comes in a couple weeks, I will be making a fuss if it does :)

  • Derik Taylor

    Look, as has been states multiple times this is a pre-production based issue. Not only that, but the nature of the issue as it currently stands is unknown. It could be hardware, but it could also be firmware. The only real way we could find out what causes the issue would be to take one of the particular devices in question and send it back to Asus for testing. But that means that someone has to temporarily give up their precious device to do that. Unless someone wishes to do that, all we can do here is wait for the production release to see if the problem is fixed. That is the situation as it currently stands. If you want to let a pre-production glitch sway your decision to purchase the Nex7, then so be it. But as for me, I am just going to watch it for a while after its release and see for myself.

    • JonJJon

      I'm also still pleased with my pre-order and look forward to this device, worst comes to worst I have to send it back and get a refund/replacement, but I am hoping and more than expect it to be ok.

  • Bigsike

    Well I for one see this on my Transformer Prime ALL the time. But really just more of a nuisance than anything but it is definitely there.

  • http://twitter.com/coffeenob coffeenob

    canceling my pre-order and waiting for reviews of production units.

  • BearOso

    When this occurs on LCD panels, it is a generally a result of an improperly calibrated voltage regulator for the pixel state control on the screen (it differs from overdrive inversion in that the voltage for maintaining pixel state on static images is wrong). It can vary from panel to panel, but when grievously wrong can also be a result of an incorrect specification on the manufacturing line.

    It CAN be permanent, particularly if the static image is left for a LONG time or is repeatedly on the particular image for many short periods. This occurs when the crystals in the LCD develop a latent charge that is too large to disperse even when powering off.

  • http://www.feedchimp.com/ Nick DeSousa

    That's not a bug, it's a feature. Google Stickers FTW.

  • József Király

    Imprinting isn't a software issue, it happened on my Asus Transformer too (while it didn't on the first screen, after it got swapped (the display got crapped and wouldn't switch on the backlight), it always happened, sent in three times for replacement, and same). It is definitely a problem with new IPS panels, maybe manufacturing problem, maybe something else, but clearly did not happen on every screen. Just for comparison: my Cube U30GT has an IPS panel too, and while not as good in quality as the Transformer's (original TF101 Transformer), is does not have imprinting problems.

  • slsf617

    How is the screen after the most recent update? has the issue been rectified?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I've gotten a replacement unit from Google/ASUS, and the screen on it is A LOT better. I can immediately tell which device I'm on just casually using the two tablets. Image retention is still present though, but in an acceptable amount (though still more than my TF300, for instance, which has no measurable image retention).

  • Jeff Goldstein

    IMHO - It is a serious enough problem for me to wait for a few weeks until there is a resolve. NO matter what the price, if the screen is for crap then the tab is not worth buying, seeing how in most instances you will be using the screen 100% of the time

    -Jeff

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      See my response to slsf617.

  • Augje

    I have a playbook with the same ghosting effect. I don't believe it's just a bug, and that the final product will be allright. Common what do you expect to say. That the screen is terrible and cheap made in Taiwan? You can do three things. give it back, swap it or live with it.

  • Augje

    I also have when i make a window small (you can do that with a playbook) on the bottom a slight mirroring slash ghosting effect. When i it to left or right, the ghosting moves with it. Why i don't think it's a software problem is because the playbook was released in 2011 april. And until now no software update (and there were many) has solved this 'software problem'. Because a software update can't change a complete screen. And when Asus made a big batch before they noticed the problem to change the screens. There will still be a big batch with flawed screens dumped on the market and not in the bin.