PC Mag’s like the guy at the party who has to explain the joke to everyone and thus, taking all the fun out of the joke. This time they turn their Aspergers-like analytical powers to the PSP and DS Lite, examining which one of the two screens is the winner.
The DS is made up of two 3.0-inch, 4:3 ratio screens – one of which is touch sensitive – whereas the PSP only has one 4.3-inch screen in 16:9 ratio. The PSP has 130 DPI to the DS’s 110, and can display 16.7 million colors to the DS’s 262K. However, the DS has a peak brightness of 200 cd/m2, and the PSP has a peak brightness of 11 cd/m2.
We’ll skip you a snoozefest worth of technical talk and just say that the PSP got a B+, edging out the DS Lite’s B. All in all, you’re not going to be doing too much movie watching on the DS Lite anyway, and both screens are good enough to be used in playing their respective games.