||[Sunday 15th April 2012 at 12:06 pm]
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.