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Genso
09-20-2008, 13:08
I've noticed that virtually all laptops sold in the retail stores have crappy 1280x800 resolution displays. Any suggestions on models that have better displays? I miss the days when screen real estate meant something. It seems now if it is "wide screen," that is all that matters. Give me a 1600x1200 or 1440x1050 old school lappy any day over this current junk.
Enough complaining... I'd like to find a laptop less than a $1000 with a better display, if it exists.

Genso
09-20-2008, 13:09
Oh yeah, I'm not looking for a Mac. Nice stuff, just not my style. I'd be using Linux anyway.

Dandapani
09-20-2008, 13:25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834147750

Display
Screen Size 20.1"
Wide Screen Support Yes
LCD Features High-Definition HP Ultra BrightView
Display Type Wide SXGA+
Resolution 1680 x 1050

g29andy
09-20-2008, 14:41
You can get a Dell Vostro 1510 with 1440x900 or 1920 x 1200 screens.

I have the previous version Vostro 1500 with a 1680x1050 TruLife screen, and I'm happy with it.

JohnBT
09-21-2008, 18:00
www.circuitcity.com/ssm/HP-Pavilion-dv9910us-17-Widescreen-Entertainment-Laptop-FE694UA-ABA/sem/rpsm/oid/214773/catOid/-12963/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do#proddesc

HP Pavilion dv9910us 17" 1440 x 900

I bought one for my father a few months ago for $629.

Toyman
09-21-2008, 20:22
There are some HP's like the 17" model that you can get higher resolution if you customize it from HP when ordering it. I had a sony years ago that had 1250x1050 or something like that and it was nice.

Haldor
10-05-2008, 18:43
You can get a Dell Vostro 1510 with 1440x900 or 1920 x 1200 screens.

I have the previous version Vostro 1500 with a 1680x1050 TruLife screen, and I'm happy with it.

+1 on that. I have the Vostro 1500 with 1440x900 and the NVidia 8600M GT graphics card. It runs all the games I have tried (Call of Duty 4, Oblivion etc) without a problem. The image quality is exceptional. I got a screaming deal on mine last January. T7500 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB Ram, 160 GB HD, NVidia GPU, BlueTooth plus a spare battery for $844 including delivery and tax.

My wife liked it so much I ended up getting her the exact same laptop.

They have both been flawless so far. The only thing we use our tower PC for is as a print server.

Genso
10-26-2008, 07:44
BTW everybody, I bought a Lenovo SL500 Thinkpad with a 1680x1050 screen and NVidea 9300M graphics chipset. Thanks for all the advice. The screen is very nice. :)

d3athp3nguin
10-26-2008, 11:38
I have found that generally speaking, when people want a laptop they want something that is portable. Screen dimensions above 1280x800 usually necessitate a bigger-sized laptop, to the point where it becomes unwieldy for most people to carry around, hence the larger laptops being marketed as "desktop replacements." Like you I also felt constrained by my 1280 screen (the compiz cube in Linux helped with that a little), so I eventually got a 1680x1050 monitor and a desktop, and now all is well :supergrin: