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Laptops with FHD (1920x1080) IPS displays

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Flav_cool, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Flav_cool

    Flav_cool Notebook Consultant

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    So I'm looking to upgrade my now almost 7 year old Inspiron 9300 (lol). It has a 1920x1200 display. I'm shocked that most laptops these days sport 1366x768 resolutions.

    I love what IPS LCD displays bring to the table. Great viewing angles, great contrast, etc.

    There don't seem to be many laptops offering IPS displays with FHD (full HD)? Can we get a list going?

    So far I've found:

    Asus UX31A / UX32VD, aka Zenbook prime (some report light leakage problems)
    HP Envy 15 (bad color reproduction)
    Sony Vaio SE (bad color reproduction, same panel as in HP Envy 15)


    What else is out there?? Screen size doesn't matter too much as long as it's 13-15"
     
  2. Jarhead

    Jarhead Luigi #1

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    Yeah, shame that most laptops have what is basically a netbook resolution.

    For other 15.6" IPS displays, you could check out the HP Elitebook 85x0w series with the Dreamcolor IPS panel, or Dell Precision M4600 with PremierColor IPS display. They're not cheap, however (those options are typically around $500+, on top of the price of the laptop).

    Looking at 13" laptops, you can check out the Lenovo Thinkpad X220 or X230 with the IPS upgrade (+$50 to the laptop price). It's 768p, but for a 13" laptop that's acceptable (same PPI as a 15.6" 1080p display).
     
  3. Andrew Baxter

    Andrew Baxter - Super Moderator

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    Here's a fairly comprehensive list:

    Laptop Guide: Advantages of IPS Display Laptops and Where to Find Them

    A new one from HP that also has IPS screen is the HP ENVY Spectre X 15t, it's a 15" Ultrabook with touchscreen capabilities: http://shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Spectre/A9G16AV?HP-Spectre-XT-TouchSmart-Ultrabook-15t-4000&aoid=44661&ci_sku=A9G16AV&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw={keyword}
     
  4. Flav_cool

    Flav_cool Notebook Consultant

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    Cool, thanks. I had seen that same list before but looks like they just updated it!

    Sent from my LG-P930 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Mitlov Shiny

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  6. Flav_cool

    Flav_cool Notebook Consultant

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    So I found a couple more:

    Asus UX51VZ / U500
    Sony Vaio S15 (some newer models seem to have "orange-gate" issue fixed)

    The full list so far:

    ----Consumer Laptops----

    Dell XPS 12 / XPS Duo (12.5", 1920 x 1080, IPS, glossy)

    Asus UX31A (13.3″, 1920 x 1080, IPS, matte)
    Asus UX32VD (13.3″, 1920 x 1080, IPS, matte)
    Asus UX51VZ / U500 (15.6" 1920 x 1080 IPS, matte)

    Sony Vaio S15 (15.5" 1920 x 1080 IPS, semi glossy) *orange-gate issue*
    Sony VAIO SE (15.6″, 1920 x 1080, IPS, glossy with anti-glare coating) *orange-gate issue*

    HP ENVY Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15t-4000 (15.6″, 19280 x 1080, IPS, glossy)
    HP Envy 15 (15.6”, 1920×1080, IPS, glossy with anti-glare coating) *orange-gate issue*

    -----Workstation laptops---- (expensive, large, ugly)

    Dell Precision M4600 (15.6″, 1920×1080, IPS, matte)
    Dell Precision M4700 (15.6″, 1920 x 1080, IPS, matte)
    Dell Precision M6600 (17.3”, 1920×1080,IPS, matte)
    Dell Precision M6700 (17.3″, 1920 x 1080, IPS, matte)

    HP EliteBook 8560w (15.6″, 1920×1080, IPS, matte)
    HP EliteBook 8570w (15.6″, 1920×1080, IPS, matte)
    HP EliteBook 8760w (17.3″, 1920-1080, IPS, matte)
    HP EliteBook 8770w (17.3″, 1920×1080,IPS,matte)
     
  7. cognus

    cognus Notebook Deity

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    interesting topic. many of us have the same question/s.

    what is the make/source/type of panel Apple uses in the 'Retina' ipad?
    What notebooks employ OLED panels like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 does?
    or the HTC Droid DNA?? [1920x1080 @440ppi]
     
  8. Rykoshet

    Rykoshet Notebook Deity

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    Both the XPS Duo (12.5" 1080p) and Lenovo Yoga (900p) have IPS screens, but both are glossy I believe...
     
  9. Flav_cool

    Flav_cool Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks, I updated the list above. Seeing as I'm not really into the workstation laptops and dont' want to deal with possible "orange-gate" issues, my only options are the XPS 12 and the Asus lineup.

    I really wish the UX31A had upgradable RAM to 8GB. The story would long have been over for me. It's more solid than the larger UX models due to the full metal unibody (no keyboard flex). Also, I feel like the dedicated video cards in the UX32VD or the UX51VZ will still leave me disappointed so I'd rather not have them at all and have better battery life/price/heat.
     
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    cdrv Newbie

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    Thanks for putting this together. I'm in exactly the same boat, I'm looking for a new laptop in the 14"/15" range (13" is just a bit too small) and display quality is paramount. I can't believe so many laptops are still stuffed full of state-of-the-art components, except a crappy TN panel is slapped on. The day I find a 15" laptop with a nice, IPS display at <$1200, I'm pretty much sold.
     
  11. cognus

    cognus Notebook Deity

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    its really inexcusable ... who are the product managers for these oem's.... anyone listening to the market?
    no wonder the galaxy note 2 sold out - people ARE capable of noticing the difference between toilet displays and GOOD displays. its obvious
     
  12. Jarhead

    Jarhead Luigi #1

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    Most people don't care about this sort of stuff though. NBR and other tech-knowledgeable communities only make up a tiny fraction of the total laptop buying market. Funny enough that people notice the display in tablets (Galaxy Note 2, iPad Retina, etc); maybe that'll translate to the masses starting to demand high-quality, high-res laptop displays in the future.
     
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    cognus Notebook Deity

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  14. Flav_cool

    Flav_cool Notebook Consultant

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    Wanted to update with the Vizio models:

    ----Consumer Laptops----

    Dell XPS 12 / XPS Duo (12.5", 1920 x 1080, IPS, glossy)

    Asus UX31A (13.3&#8243;, 1920 x 1080, IPS, matte)
    Asus UX32VD (13.3&#8243;, 1920 x 1080, IPS, matte)
    Asus UX51VZ / U500 (15.6" 1920 x 1080 IPS, matte)

    Vizio CT15 (15.6" 1920 x 1080 IPS, matte)
    Vizio CN15 (15.6" 1920 x 1080 IPS, matte)

    Sony Vaio S15 (15.5" 1920 x 1080 IPS, semi glossy) *orange-gate issue*
    Sony VAIO SE (15.6&#8243;, 1920 x 1080, IPS, glossy with anti-glare coating) *orange-gate issue*

    HP ENVY Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15t-4000 (15.6&#8243;, 19280 x 1080, IPS, glossy)
    HP Envy 15 (15.6&#8221;, 1920×1080, IPS, glossy with anti-glare coating) *orange-gate issue*

    -----Workstation laptops---- (expensive, large, ugly)

    Dell Precision M4600 (15.6&#8243;, 1920×1080, IPS, matte)
    Dell Precision M4700 (15.6&#8243;, 1920 x 1080, IPS, matte)
    Dell Precision M6600 (17.3&#8221;, 1920×1080,IPS, matte)
    Dell Precision M6700 (17.3&#8243;, 1920 x 1080, IPS, matte)

    HP EliteBook 8560w (15.6&#8243;, 1920×1080, IPS, matte)
    HP EliteBook 8570w (15.6&#8243;, 1920×1080, IPS, matte)
    HP EliteBook 8760w (17.3&#8243;, 1920-1080, IPS, matte)
    HP EliteBook 8770w (17.3&#8243;, 1920×1080,IPS,matte)
     
  15. Future Science

    Future Science Notebook Enthusiast

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    Edited post.
     
  16. Jarhead

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    The Thinkpad W5x0 series do not have IPS displays. Currently, the only Thinkpads that has an IPS option are the X220 and X230.
     
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    Edited post.
     
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    Unfortunately, the Dell M4700 IPS panel has been unavailable for months. Since September 2012, at least. I just checked the Dell configurator and was unable to order an IPS panel for either the M4700 or the M6700. I have "chatted" with their customer support people three or four times in the last 5 months, and they have never had an ETA on the return of the IPS panels.
     
  19. Jarhead

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    Dell had several problems with the IPS panel when they had it for the M4600, and they tried fixing it in time for the M4700 release, but were unable to. Instead of shipping out more problematic IPS 15.6" displays, Dell instead opted not to sell a M4700 IPS.
     
  20. sfriedberg

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    Sadly, the IPS option is still listed in all the M4700 sales literature, and the customer support staff have never given a definite "it will never be offered again" answer. As a result, the M4700 shows up in lists (as in this thread) of "laptops with IPS panels". But it should not (currently) be on such a list.
     
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