~1680x1050 in a 15"

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  1. johnsto

    johnsto Notebook Geek

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    Thanks for all your feedback everyone, 1600x900 14" would do nicely!

    Now I've just got to find one that combines that and a decent nVidia card that hasn't been discontinued....
     
  2. TylerW

    TylerW Notebook Enthusiast

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    As I've ranted on other posts on this forum, 1366 x768 is a crappy resolution to put on "every" laptop. 15.6" with that resolution is a joke. People do things OTHER than watch movies on laptops.
     
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    allfiredup Notebook Virtuoso

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    Best Buy has a configuration of the Sony VAIO CW that has the high-res display and NVIDIA graphics card. They actually have two models with identical specs but different colors-

    VPCCW27FX/L - Royal Indigo (Purple) - LINK
    VPCCW27FX/B - Black - LINK

    The specs include-

    Intel Core i5-520M
    14.0" HD+ (1600x900) LED display
    512mb NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M

    Both models are currently priced at $979.99 on BB's website. Newegg also has the VPCCW27FX/B (Black) in stock, but it's $1,119.99. BB will charge sales tax (Newegg doesn't in most states) but BB also has a better return policy, too!

    The Dell Studio 14 will be available with the 1600x900 display at some point (it's shown in the tech specs) but it's currently not available. The only discrete graphics cards are from ATI (512mb Radeon HD4530 or 1GB HD5450). They're quite a bit less powerful than the NVIDIA GT 330M in the SONY, which could be a deal-breaker depending on how much graphics power you need...:eek:
     
  4. johnsto

    johnsto Notebook Geek

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    Cheers allfiredup, unfortunately, I forgot to say I'm in the UK, where Sony seem to have killed off the CW series!

    Can't find one anywhere, and the official Sony store shows out of stock for all configurations :(

    My local store only had an i3/1366x768 model... in pink.
     
  5. TylerW

    TylerW Notebook Enthusiast

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    The new Dell Latitude E6410 is now available, and it has 1440 x 900 in a 14.1" screen... thank goodness.
     
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    Robin24k Notebook Deity

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    I agree, when I saw the E6510 with 15.6"...makes ZERO sense to put 16:9 screens in business laptops. :eek:
     
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    dutnguye Notebook Enthusiast

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    yea on my old latitude the resolution is 1440x900
    it's okay not too bad though
     
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    houou Notebook Guru

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    It isn't about sense, it's all about the money.

    Also, Lenovo is still offering screens with sane resolutions and aspect ratios (...the quality of the displays however is something else entirely)
     
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    chaugh Notebook Consultant

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    to be honest, after switching from 16:10 to 16:9 myself, its really not that bad as it seems. sure its too wide, but u quickly get used to it, expecially if u have a 1080p or 900p screen. its awesome when watching a HD movie!
     
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