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.