After reading all the wonderful posts on this website, I ordered a T60 14inch with 128MB X1400 graphics card last month, and I finally got it today.
I have 2 big complains about the screen. First, it is very dim. Even at its brightest setting it is dim. I am able to change the brightness with ATI control center, but at non-default settings it doesn't look good. Second,when set at its native resolution (1400x1050) text is too small for my eyes. When i change it to 1024x768, text size is good but it is blurry. Is there anything I can do to fix these issues?
I am very disappointed by it. Which laptop brand/series do you recommend that has good contrast ratio and brightness? I should have asked this question before. It was a HUGE mistake on my part.
If you are used to a glossy screened notebook, most business class notebook will be dim by comparison. There is the MaxBright screen on the Z61m which is 300 nits, but that will be a bit heavier. You can increase the DPI if you are having trouble reading the SXGA+.
someone I know just got a Z61m and the first thing I noticed is that the screen was quite dim. He had the brightness all the way up too - but it was running on battery. Anyone know if there is a way to override the battery auto-dim?
But the dim screen is probably the only negative thing I can think of on these Thinkpads.
It looks much better now. I increased the dpi, but for some reason text was getting blurry. So i changed it back to 96 dpi. I changed the screen settings to the native resolution (1400x1050) and increased the font size in all the applications that I most commonly use. This seems to work for me.
Just in terms of brightness, I compared my T60 with my friends X60, which he got quite recently. Clearly, I think X60 has better brightness. On a side note, my old sony screen, which is not glossy, still looks better than new T60. Sony has other issues, so I would still not recommend sony to any body!!
Is there a way to find out the brightness and contrast ratio of T60? I searched quite alot on the Internet, and I couldn't find it.
I don't know the contrast ratio but the 14" screen's brightness is 150nits.
You said increasing dpi made things blurry? Was that before or after you went back to the native resolution? I would play around with that, since that usually doesn't happen. Remember, you don't have to use the 25% jumps that you get when using the drop down on custom, you can also type your own. Try 110%.
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