short review on 1080p screen and touchpad

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  1. zachary77

    zachary77 Notebook Consultant

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    Anyone who is deciding on what screen option to choose, let me give my take on the 1080p. I love my Alienware 14's anti-glare screen, so I had high hopes for the XPS 13's matte option. I'm shell shocked on the poor clarity of the XPS's screen. It is so much more muddier/grainier than the Alienware's display. Any white website, favors more of a cream/muddy coloration. The screen is also dimmer, which adds to the grainy affair. I also would point out that the 1080p non touch model doesn't have the same trackpad. The base version on mine has no option in the mouse device settings, for vertical scrolling. That is beyond unacceptable. I'm returning mine, waiting probably a month for a credit, in order to get the ultra HD screen. The lost in translation operators couldn't assist with an exchange, of sorts.
     
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    jb14 Notebook Geek

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    Strange you have such a problem with the screen, all the reviews i've read so far seem very positive about the 1080p screen. If looks great in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP6oTd_OhoA

    I assume you've disabled all the various screen dimming options. Maybe a duff screen? Where did you purchase it from?
     
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    zachary77 Notebook Consultant

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    It looks good when displaying colored websites. I really looks grainy when the whites hit. On the Alienware 14, you can see the greyish coating to a small degree. The xps's screen just has a heavier presence of anti-glare coating. I bought it directly from Dell.

    Are the touchpads really bargain parts with there not being a "Wheel" function in the mouse/trackpad settings (vertical scrolling box)
     
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    madmook Notebook Evangelist

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    There are no settings but two-finger scrolling does work, as well as pinch-to-zoom.
     
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    dtblair24 Notebook Enthusiast

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    At first, my reaction was "that's it?" Couldn't quite figure out why I was not impressed. Thought it looked a little dim and grainy.

    But it grew on it quickly. Maybe because it has been a while since I have used a matte screen. Or maybe missing some hidden display controls.

    I do love is how I was able to sit in a chair that's in front of a window and still be able to see with no annoying glares. Definitely not going to miss the glossy screens on my other systems.
     
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    zachary77 Notebook Consultant

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    So that trackpad will never have the regular vertical scrolling? I've had a HP Pavilion of 4 years ago that had vertical scrolling. Is it due to it not being a "name" pad like Synaptics, Alps, or Elan?
     
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    dtblair24 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I think that's what we get with the new Windows Precision Touchpad standard.
     
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    zachary77 Notebook Consultant

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    The non-touch version has a different touchpad than the touch 4k. Did we get penalized with a gimped trackpad for buying the matte screen?
     
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