W230ST - The 13" We've been waiting for!?

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  1. ordinator

    ordinator Notebook Geek

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    Full agree. I have been going back and forth with the Razer 14 and this. In the end, both weigh about the same and that matters to me more than the dimensions. The W230st has a lot more to offer other than thinness. Fine by me to game at 1366 x 768 or 1600 x 900 at high settings on the laptop screen. Only downside is when I plug it to a TV or monitor.

    Quick question, are the new Crucial M5 SSDs any good? I've read reviews but would prefer someone's opinion of them. It's a toss up between this and the Samsung 840. Thanks.
     
  2. HTWingNut

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    I plan on running at 1280x720. With such a high pixel density you are not likely to notice any "jaggies" and even so 2xAA will likely take care of that with minimal FPS penalty.
     
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    Same I would rather run maximum 900p instead 1080p

    unless it is a IPS PANEL
     
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    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sony/504639-13-1600-x-900-screen-vs-1920-x-1080-how-key.html

    This thread here has a lot of people pointing out that 1920x1080 is not a very optimal experience with a 13" screen size. I'm at a small crossroads now where I'd prefer the 1080p screen for workspace, but 900p for gaming. I'd probably go with the 1080p setting anyway, simply because you always scale down your resolution but you can never scale up. It's not like I enjoy having money anyway ;p
     
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    ...or native 1080p is absolutely fine depending on who you listen to in that thread :p

    I guess the test is to just zoom out on some of your favourite webpages, like for me if I zoom out to 75% (15.6" 1080p) all the text is still perfectly readable, although it's a bit more jagged than it would be on the 13.3" and the simulated dpi value is more like 176dpi which is about 10 more than 13.3"@1080p. If you're using a 17" monitor you'd have to go to 73% zoom or something, but 75 will do.
     
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    It's all about quality of the screen for me. If the 1600x900 is a sharp, crisp, display I may consider it, otherwise usually the smaller 1080p screens are the cream of the crop. I'm hoping one of the resellers or builders will share them side by side with us (ahem, mythlogic ;))
     
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    disclaimernotice Notebook Enthusiast

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    What's the battery capacity in the w230st?
     
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    Any updated news whether this is coming out july or ?
     
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    do you guys know if its going to have an easy access to HD, ram and gpu just by taking the cover off like in w110er?
     
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    Keep an eye out at the first post here. I'm doing my best to keep it up to date with the latest information.

    Battery is 62WHr.

    Latest release date we know of is "End of July" which to me means after July 15.

    It hasn't been confirmed but with Clevo it will likely be easily upgradeable.
     
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