"There has yet to be a single rumor or report that the screen is greater than 480p and every single website I have checked lists it as such."
In other words "there are no rumors of higher resolution, so I'm going to present this rumor of lower resolution as fact. Why? Because one unsubstantiated claim with zero credible sources is better than another unsubstantiated claim with zero credible sources, obviously!" Logic!
It's also pretty awesome how you know exactly how I hold a 3DS and a Gamepad, since you must hover behind me when I'm playing them I would have to guess. It is of course impossible for me to have pulled out my 3DS XL and held it next to the Gamepad at the same distance, right?
No. You got caught presenting garbage data as fact. The incorrect choice is to double-down, dig in harder, and stick to your poorly researched rumor. I do not know why that is the choice you have decided to make. You should know by now that games journalists are really bad at their jobs. As such, when one terrible site such as wiiudaily decides that the resolution is 480p, that unverified data spreads like wildfire in a vacuum of non-data. Hence, a google of "wii u gamepad 480p" or "wii u gamepad resolution" does bring up a handful of corroborating "480p" data points, but none of them have a valid reference and all come from the same invalid source.
Repeating garbage data is a disservice to everyone here. Why insist on being a poor source of information?
To reiterate, I spent five minutes with it on a busy show floor during an exceptionally exhausting weekend. As I already said, it "felt" like 540p by eyeballing it. I didn't bust out a ruler and start counting pixels though. You know who else didn't? Every source of your bad 480p rumor. The only correct answer here is "we don't know", not "it's 480p, duh".