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[Sunday 15th April 2012 at 12:06 pm]
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The screen on my aging Thinkpad is slowly failing (there's now a faint blue line down the right-hand side), so I thought I'd have a quick look to see what's current. And since I'm one of these strange people who use a laptop for more than just watching DVDs in a blacked-out room, any replacement has to have a matte screen and has to have a decent vertical resolution.

My R50e has an average-quality 1024x768 15" display that doesn't quite have enough pixels for software these days. My dad's R50p, from the same vintage, has a very nice 1600x1200 15" screen.

The highest resolution you can get on a Thinkpad these days is 1600x900. You can get an HP laptop with a 1920x1080 display, but then you don't so much have a laptop as a desktop computer with a battery.

Supposedly this is progress.
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[User Picture]From: tau_iota_mu_c
Saturday 21st April 2012 at 9:53 am (UTC)
I quite like the 1920x1200 on my 17" laptop from 3 or 4 years ago. But then, one day I discovered I couldn't fit it in my panniers or topbox. And I had written a talk on it complete with multimedia hooks in the LaTeX->PDF document, ready for a job interview that afternoon.
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Saturday 21st April 2012 at 9:58 am (UTC)
You can't even get that anymore. All the LCD manufacturers have dropped 1920x1200 in favour of 1920x1080, since that's what 1080p video is.
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