WQHD Please on next revisions for Alienware.

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  1. spectrablue

    spectrablue Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've been thinking about what I want for my next Alienware laptop... and given that we're not likely to see vast improvements in video graphics cards in spring 2013 like Maxwell or the like lets please focus on WQHD screen displays instead. Something to compete with Apple's MacBook Retina. Don't botch it with full HD 1920 crap. We need to scale text so make it like Samsung's prototype 16x9 ratio
    2560x1440. I would be super happy if its ltps or izgo oled as well but I'd settle for WQHD IPS. Just don't give us the orange or yellow burn in problems of the LG IPS screens. Use Samsung IPS. If samsung won't sell Dell OLED laptop screens for WQHD see if Sharp will. Make it happen. Sick of these mac boys punking us on retina.
    Samsung shows off Series 9 WQHD prototype - Notebookcheck.net News
    Don't botch the resolution scaling options by choosing the wrong IPS default resolution please; here is why
    How Windows 8 scaling fails on high-PPI displays - The Tech Report - Page 4
     
  2. chrisjohnharden

    chrisjohnharden Notebook Geek

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    The major fault with this logic is that a screen of that resolution with current graphics cards could run most games at around 20-28fps on ultra, there would also be very little visual improvement over a standard FHD panel. I personally believe resolution is not a killer for screens, colour quality is, which is why I would like the old high quality screens back on the m17x. If we don't see a massive improvement in graphics technology then these sorts of screens on a gaming notebook simply aren't feasible.
     
  3. Prasad

    Prasad NBR Reviewer 1337 NBR Reviewer

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    Well said, and I concur. +rep!
     
  4. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Me too... I would prefer to see 60 to 100+ FPS at 1080p in-game versus less than 60 FPS at 2560x1440 or some other ultra high resolution. Other than not needing to use the scroll bar as much with applications like Excel, I really have no use for a display resolution that high. I would much prefer they focus on color quality. In all honesty, I am completely satisfied with the display quality on the M18x. Even if presented with options for a better display, I would choose to spend all of my money on more meaningful components like a faster CPU, more powerful GPU(s), larger and faster SSD and better memory.
     
  5. Defengar

    Defengar Notebook Deity

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    The screens would improve drastically if they would just apply an anti glare coating to them or got rid of the dang plastic covering.
     
  6. bigtonyman

    bigtonyman Desktop Powa!!!

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    Does gorilla glass do a much better job with reflections than plexi glass? I personally would like to see them go in the gorilla glass direction as the screen would be harder to scratch and would hopefully have less glare. Just my ten cents. :) I'm happy with 1080p as a resolution as well, but I would pay quite a bit more for a display with 100% RGB. :p
     
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    chrisjohnharden Notebook Geek

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    Sadly gorilla glass does not give less glare than standard. Although I saw on engadget a few months ago that they had developed an antiglare film that does not cause colour loss, so maybe that sort of coating to a screen could be an investment in the future.
     
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    Prasad NBR Reviewer 1337 NBR Reviewer

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    I seriously doubt Gorilla Glass would reduce glare. Secondly, it has only been engineered so far for the hand held form factor (unless I missed something), and pushing an entire Gorilla Glass that forms one of many components of the LCD/LED panel itself for a 17.3" screen would most likely produce new challenges.
     
  9. TBoneSan

    TBoneSan Laptop Fiend

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    Coming over to an Alienware after owning a iMac 27, I must say I do miss the iMac's display, its god damn beautiful, and if there is a weak spot in the m18x, it would be its display (and that's nit picking). The irony of it all, my Mac could seldom play a modern game at its native 2560x1440 res and keep a decent frame rate. So it's kind of like owning a Ferrari with a rev limiter.
    Should the m18 improve in the colors and contrasts department ? Sure, I would like that, but to be honest, 2560x1440 res would be totally wasted on a 18' display. Maybe they could make it an option but id still prefer to go out an buy the external monitor of my dreams.
     
  10. DumbDumb

    DumbDumb Alienware !Wish money wasn't the problem.

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    I WANT a better screen in general.. 1080p or 4k but yea a better screen in general..
     
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