Display comparison: HD+ vs FHD

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  1. Set Sail

    Set Sail Notebook Geek

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    I currently own a T60p with a 1600x1200 @200 nits, and I'm trying to decide which screen to get with my next machine, either a T510 or W510.

    It will be either the HD+ (1600x900) or the FHD (1920x1080). Both are LED backlit, as par for today's displays, but the HD+ seems to come with 220 nits and 60% color gamut, while the FHD is, apparently, 270 nits and a 95% gamut (there is also a touch-screen, which I do NOT particularly want, which comes with it seems a 242 nit screen, same 95% gamut).

    Can anybody comment on the difference between these two screens, in terms of overall brightness (in both dark and bright ambient lighting), and particularly the color "sensation": is the 95% gamut just "too saturated", as I've read some reviewers say??

    My current 200 nit screen on the T60p is not as bright as I would like, as it suffers in a very brightly lit rooms (and outdoors, of course, though I seldom go there); color seems decent enough; not great, but decent.
     
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    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    which LCD does your T60p have? UXGA IPS? or the regular 15 inch SXGA+?

    From looking at my friend's W510, the FHD is right LCD for movie watching and photoshop work. The HD+ is okay but not brilliant.

    The overall brightness of the FHD is also better without the touchscreen, HD+ is good too, compared to my W500.
     
  3. Set Sail

    Set Sail Notebook Geek

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    I believe it's the UXGA. It's the "high density flex view", if that helps answer your question. Where can I find out definitively?? I tried looking all over the place yesterday (90 minutes!) but came up empty.
     
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    If it's the high density flexview 1600x1200, you have what is the best screen for photography work on a laptop ever made, and, sadly, that is likely every to be made (NB: being super bright is of no use to a photographer). You should get the FHD, because everything else will be too big of a step down.
     
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    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    one of the biggest complain some people have with the Flexview LCD on the T60 laptops, were that the CCFL backlight dims very fast with age.
     
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    Lead, I think that was just the 1400x1050 LG-Phillips one. I could be wrong though.
     
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    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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  8. Set Sail

    Set Sail Notebook Geek

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    I didn't know this flex-view is supposed to be that good(!). I always knew it was pretty good. (Guess I need to get out more and see more different machines.)

    It does have very good granularity, I guess that's what it means by "high density", very good detail. What bothers me the most is that all this fine detail is somewhat lost by what seems like a dull screen level of "brightness". Thus, I'm looking for a brighter screen on my next machine, while still keeping the good detail of a higher resolution screen.
     
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    Set Sail Notebook Geek

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    How does one find out the screen maker's name, short of tearing down the top of the computer??
     
  10. lead_org

    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    get a HWinfo32 and check the LCD part number, then google the part number it should give an accurate list of the manufacturers.
     

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