Is a 1366x768 res really that bad?

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  1. Circinus

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    I was originally going to buy the Dv6z select edition series, but then the Envy 14 popped up.

    Mainly because of how amazing the screen is. I know it's more expensive then the DV6zse, but is the latters 1366 x 768 screen really so unappealing?

    This will be the true deciding factor. Besides screen size, the Dv6zse has everything I could get in the Envy 14.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with 1366x768 on a 14". I'm sure you'll be more than satisfied..... but 1600x900 on a 14" screen will look great.
     
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    Depends on what you do/ your exceptions of the screen. For daily use, 1366x768 is just fine but if you are into photo and video editing you can feel very restricted. I'm sure most people would agree, more pixels the better, but 1366x768 isn't horrific.
     
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    The DV6zse is a 15.6"...does that change anything?

    I'm partly into gaming, so my AMD core is on par with a high end i5, and I have a 1GB ATI mobility raedon graphics card, but will a 1366 x 768 res bother me?

    Edit: Didn't see the post before this one, thanks.
     
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    The DV6zse is the one with 1366x768? Yes, it changes things. I still don't think the 1366x768 on the 15.6 will look bad so to speak. Watching movies and such may look better because more screen space. I would guess you'd be satisfied just fine. Bigger screen, but the resolution is stretched further over it.

    It's the opposite with the Envy 14. Even though smaller screen, with the higher resolution it will look very nice and give you more 'space' for multiple applications on the screen at one time.
     
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    What size screen and resolution are you using now?

    I have 1366x768 on my 13.3" notebook. For every use such as web surfing and some office productivity I agree it is fine, but for photo editing it is near-useless. Using two normal windows side-by-side is basically impossible. In Microsoft Word you can only see half of a page so for longer documents and anything involving Excel, all the scrolling can get tiring.

    Check out the Sager NP5125; it offers a 1920x1080 resolution for under $1,000, which will greatly enhance productivity:
    custom gaming laptops - Welcome to Sager Notebooks
     
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    I currently use a 1440 x 900 res on a 19 inch monitor. Also, I can't buy a laptop branded with a 'gaming' label, my parents wouldn't like it.
     
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    It's made by a company that makes gaming products. It doesn't mean all of their products are gaming-related.
     
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    The NP5125 is not made for gaming (though it certainly can be used for that). As noted, while Sager is known for their gaming laptops, they also make mainstream models.
     
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    sager ship to canada?
     
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