a little disappointed with the m18x

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by (((STEREO))), Apr 25, 2011.

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  1. AirJordan

    AirJordan Notebook Evangelist

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    So it looks like AW does have some nice choices for screens, they just aren't going to utilize them. If they chose to offer that RGB screen, it would really influence me into buying the M18x, even if it blew a hole in my wallet. :)
     
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    5150Joker Tech|Inferno

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    That's 16:10 so it can't be the one.
     
  3. vzachari

    vzachari Notebook Evangelist

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    Yeah, well it depends on what one reads. Some times it appears as 16:10 (notebookcheck) other times as 16:9...an elusive creature the LTN184HT02 is. :)

    Look here for example:

    VAIO AW | Full HD 18.4? Display

    The links I provided in my earlier post are for 16:9 18.4 panels according to the Samsung specs. I don't know if they are correct.
     
  4. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    One thing is certain, there are decent 18.4" panels out there. The question is what did Dell choose? :)
     
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    5150Joker Tech|Inferno

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    Well the official Samsung page shows it as 1920x1200 unless Samsung got their own product wrong. Anyway, the only way I'd accept the M18x display is if it had similar specs: 300 nit, 90%+ gamut and decent contrast ratio. Not sure if 6970M Xfire is compelling enough to leave behind rgb led.
     
  6. SOS4DELL

    SOS4DELL A Notebook Philosopher

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    Most regreatabily (and ilogic) :( + :mad:
     
  7. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    As long as this panel exists, we should be ok. Hopefully, by tomorrow I will get the datasheet and price range on this screen.
     

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  8. FXi

    FXi Notebook Deity

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    Those better be wrong because that's a horrible (relatively to high end) display. It's a 6 bit panel not even 8 bit, dithering will be ugly, and contrast about middle of the road, but brightness is rather pathetic. 220 nits is enough for normal viewing, but remember backlights grow dimmer over time. Old 5-7 years ago "good" displays had 200-250 nits in a notebook, but the tech exists to do way better than that today.

    The color limitation on that also won't even fulfill SRGB colorspace, so that'll be terrible as well. Let's hope for sure it isn't that panel. It will be immediately obvious what to anyone that owns one that it's awful.
     
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    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    We already agreed that those specs don't belong to the M18x screen :)
     
  10. FXi

    FXi Notebook Deity

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    Ok well I guess I can whip out some salt for that hat again. 6bit plus FRC gains a 16.2M color palette. TFT UK has some 18.4, one Samsung in particular for notebooks that looks decent enough:

    LTN184HT (lists as CCFL but white LED can give the same properties as CCFL in certain types of white LED's).
    1920x1080
    8ms
    800:1
    300 cd/m2
    140/130 h/v angles
    262k 6bit probably +FRC because...
    90% NTSC

    Link to the 3 18.4" panels in their database:
    TFT Central Laptop Panel Part Database
     
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