ThinkPad W520 & the Color Sensor

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  1. tomex

    tomex Notebook Enthusiast

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    I plan on buying the W520, but I'm not fully sold on the "Color Sensor." I do work in Photoshop and Illustrator, but for web projects only, I rarely do "to print" projects.

    Is it worth getting the Color Sensor? It costs $70.
     
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    jin07 Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    I like having it, but it's not vital by any means. Plus, with all the discounts I used (Barnes and Noble along with a sale), it was more like $30-40 which was easier to accept. If I had to do it again, I'd probably pick it up again.

    Also, I don't do any photoshop work or anything like that, I just enjoy having a nice screen since that's what you're looking at when you use your laptop.
     
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    seiyafan Notebook Evangelist

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    how noticeable is the visual difference before and after the calibration?
     
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    For me, on my laptop, it's very noticeable. Without calibration, everything takes on slight blue tint and the colors are washed out. Afterwards, colors have a vibrancy to them. I'd compare it to cool white LED flashlight versus a high CRI flashlight, if that makes any sense.
     
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    kuksul08 Notebook Consultant

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    ^Do we have a flashaholic in the house?

    When I was researching, I heard so many people who liked the color sensor and many who didn't like the settings it chose, so I didn't get it. I think if you take a little while to play with the settings you can manually calibrate it just fine.
     
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