I haven't seen Ultra Bright View but Bright View screen I have seen both 1650x1050 and 1440x900 resolution.
First, Ultra Brighview and Brighview. Difference is more light in Ultrabright view. I would go with Brightview, as it's glossy enough and far better than anyother glossy screen upgrades I have seen and I don't see no better reason to pay 100 Bucks more on that.
Between 1650X1050 and 1440X900, I choose 1440X900. I generally do websurfing and also use macromedia fireworks for image editing. If you are a professional with good eye than go for 1650X1050, it has large resolution so you can see more of image for example. If your image is 1750X1150 than you can get almost full view of it. on 1440X900 you will have to use scrollbar.
However, 1650X900 resolution doesn't mean you will see lot more. Ofcourse it will fit more, but wouldn't make it look bigger. Easiest way to explain this is opening a microsoft paint and Zoom in or Zoom out Function. this will Zoom little bit out so you can see more, but than if you have bad eyes you will be annoyed a little.
anyway, 1650X900 can be descresed to lower resolution, so if you have Extra 100 or 50, it's your choice to spend it. In General, BrightView 1400X900 is decent option.
brightview 1650x1050 or Ultrabrightview 1440x900 ?
That is a good question. I wish I could answer objectively; having not seen the regular brightview, I can only say that if it's any less clear or bright (even considering the larger resolution), the ultra is, in my book, worth the extra $100.
The dv8000t uses 200 pin DDR2 533/667MHz SODIMM and you shouldnt have any problem running either of these.
Question related to above statement. I just ordered a dv8000t with 512mb of RAM since I'm planning to add a 1gb stick aftermarket. I can't seem to find out if the RAM it ships with is 533 mhz or 667 mhz. Since I'll keep one of the two 256mb sticks it ships with, I think I need to match the speed of that stick with the aftermarket stick. Is that correct? Is so, does anyone know if the dv8000t ships with 533 or 667 mhz RAM? Thanks
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