Dell Inspiron 19-Inch Screen Notebook for 2006?

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  1. Andrew Baxter

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    For people that just want a notebook as a desktop replacement that will sit on your desk, a 17" screen model is a good choice and the largest currently available on the market. But now reports from Taiwan indicate manufacturers such as Dell have 19" screen notebooks waiting in the wings for release next year. Can you say "back breaker"?

    According to a report from DigiTimes.com, manufacturers in Taiwan have been receiving a lot more orders for widescreen notebooks and, yes, a 19" widescreen notebook.

    "Compal Electronics recently received an order for a Dell 14.1-inch widescreen notebook for 2006, which will have shipments of about 300,000 units per month, the sources said. Compal also received an order for Dell's first-ever 19-inch widescreen model, which will be launched in 2006, the sources added."

    The article also indicates that the current 30-40% market share that widescreen notebooks have will swing all the way to 80-90% market share in 2006 -- meaning a widescreen will become the standard screen size. Even IBM will get in on the widescreen action, IBM will reportedly do this next year with its R and G series of ThinkPad notebooks:

    "IBM, which currently has no widescreen notebooks, will add 15.4-inch widescreen models to its ThinkPad R and G series next year, the makers added."

    We'll also see more widescreen notebooks from Apple, HP, Asus and Dell.

    More: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20050511A1001.html

     
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  2. Brian

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    It's just a matter of time before desktops are gone for the average user. Why not get everything in one package that's not difficult to move around?

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  3. Packrat

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    I doubt that. laptops are still too expensive for most users. I expect that most laptops are still paid for by companies where money is not such a big issue. You can buy a desktop that is way faster than a laptop for less than half the cost.
     
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    <blockquote id='quote'>quote:<hr height='1' noshade id='quote'>Originally posted by Packrat

     
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    I'll have to agree with Brian on this one. As the prices continue to drop and as processors become more powerful and efficient, home users will begin to start choosing laptops over desktops. Why? Laptops take up much less space than desktops and look better in a room, and they can be moved from room to room if needed. For the average user, laptops offer convenience and flexibility that desktops can't touch.

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    i still doubt it

    for 1000 dollars i can build a very powerful windows powerhouse...and for around the same price you, with careful shopping, only get a mediocre powered laptop.

    u just cant beat the value, however, college aged kids will always be a great target for mobile PC's

    not to also mention laptops are much more fragile, something families won't really like.

     
  7. Brian

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    You have to keep in mind though that most people don't need a performance rig. Sure, for gaming and high end needs, the notebook won't take over. But for the average American, a $500-$1000 notebook will more than do the job, plus there's only one plug to worry about. It's the size and simplicity that will make notebooks the preferred computing option.

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    I have only one question:
    Can you really call 17 and 19in laptops, laptops. I mean, if so then that only makes it more of a fact that many more people have laps that size (no offense meant, its just an observation).

    I would also think that it would kool for a digital entertainment center to have a laptop that size. The laptop would be the "panel" interfacing with all the other pieces but could be ported to use in the back seats of a car, or even in home theatres.

    And here I am with a 14in Dell thinking that is large enough..sheesh.

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  9. Darth Bagel

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    But you could build a desktop (or SFF) with roughly equivalent specs much cheaper than buying a new laptop, and I don't see that changing if only for the reason that laptops require all the boards to be fabricated specially for that particular design, and the more proprietary something is the more expensive it is.

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  10. Brian

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    Of course you can build a PC that is cheaper, but the point is, very few people do. I'm sure the DIY market is 1% or smaller of that total computers sold. Notebooks are simple and growing rapidly taking share from the desktop, there's no denying that fact.

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