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Laptops with IPS screen

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Cygnus311, Feb 18, 2006.

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  1. Cygnus311

    Cygnus311 Notebook Consultant

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    Just curious...what if any laptops besides the Asus V6Va have the IPS screen?
     
  2. coriolis

    coriolis Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Nope, ASUS and Fujitsu both teamed up and created this technology, so besides the V6va, no other laptops. But I think there are some regular LCD's that use it...
     
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    Doesn't Thinkpad Flexview count as IPS screen?
     
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    coriolis Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Indeed it does, thanks for the reminder :p
     
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    qwester Notebook Virtuoso

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    Exactly, the new lenovo rave is all about the IPS screen. Check out abaxter's review. The pics look awesome :D
     
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    HP is offering some of their business class notebooks as having wide viewing angles. Makes me wonder if they are now offering it.
     
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    Any Thinkpad with Flexview, and if you're into tablets - the Thinkpad X41 Tablet also.

    I'm interested. What models?

    Edit: I just remembered that I read somewhere that some of Sony's high-end screens are also IPS, but it's not easy to find out which, because you can find their XBrite (glossy) label on both the IPS screens and the regular TN ones.
     
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    If you go on their webpage, some of the 15" business models say Wide Viewing Angle. They interesting thing is it is offered on widescreen models which I have never seen IPS on a widescreen.
     
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    Just saw it, thanks. Will look into it further.
     
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    sorry for being a little noobish but wad does ips stand for. i sell the v6 in the shop im working at part time and its hard to sell it cos its the same price as the a6j(dual core and better specs). any more info about the screen would be useful. i notice that its wxga screen with 1680 x 1050. thats pretty rare for a notebook.
     
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    IPS stands for "In-plane switching". But that ain't gonna tell anyone anything.

    The point is, IPS technology allows you to have an LCD screen with complete viewing angles - you can really view it from anywhere without any color distortions. At all. This can be a small advantage to some, and a serious advantage to others. Arguably, the colors also tend to be better with IPS screens (it's definitely true for Super IPS, but Super IPS panels for laptops don't exist).

    The downside - it's more expensive to manufacture. Considerably.

    If you want to sell a laptop with an IPS screen - put it side by side with a standard (TN) screen, and let the user examine it from various angles. Preferably launch a movie or a game on both. That's usually enough to warrant an "OMG" from people.
     
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