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High Resolution Laptop

Postposted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:01 pm

I'm looking to get a new laptop, and the thing that's most important to me is the resolution. I'd like 1920x1200 if I can get it, though 1920x1080 could be acceptable. Beyond that, I'm just looking for something basic for internet browsing and WoW. Bonus if it has a Trackpoint-style pointer. Any ideas?
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Re: High Resolution Laptop

Postposted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:14 pm

As of the refresh of the Alienware M17x this spring there are no laptops that offer 1920x1200 anymore. :(

Plenty of 1920x1080 out there though, usually in the 17" range.

Edit: Well, Glorious search found one from HP, but not sure I'd call a Core 2 Duo a reasonable purchase at this point in time. So I stand by my statement for now.
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Re: High Resolution Laptop

Postposted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:16 pm

I hope you don't have a super-tight budget, or ultra-portability in mind.

NewEgg PowerSearch is your friend.

WRT trackpoint-equipped machines with that resolution, your Lenovo choices would seem to be the (rather pricey) W510 "mobile workstation," or the T510 with the optional 1920x1080 screen upgrade.
I don't know if there are any non-Lenovo 1080p machines out there with a nub.
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Re: High Resolution Laptop

Postposted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:00 pm

Besides the Lenovo options the only other one I know of is the HP Elitebook 8740w. That's a 17" unit and currently the model hasn't been updated to the Sandy Bridge processors, but it has both a 1920x1080 and a "pointstick" as HP calls it.
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Re: High Resolution Laptop

Postposted on Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:32 am

Hm. Well I guess the other part I didn't mention is that I don't want something huge. 17" is pushing it for me, 15 is better, smaller is even better. I know it's possible somewhere to find smaller laptops with high resolution, because people have (though it may require getting it from overseas).

The budget's not too tight - this is gonna be my main computer in the future, and I'm fine with spending a little more to get something that fits what I want, rather than spending less and getting something I'll end up rarely using.
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Re: High Resolution Laptop

Postposted on Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:01 am

The Sony Vaio Z had a 13" 1920*1080 panel, but they discontinued it so you'd have to get one from the Sony Outlet.
The Dell Studio 15 had a 15" 1920*1080 panel (I have one), but they discontinued it so you'd have to get one from the Dell Outlet.
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Re: High Resolution Laptop

Postposted on Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:12 pm

You can get a 15" Dell XPS laptop with a 1920x1080 display.
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Re: High Resolution Laptop

Postposted on Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:15 pm

Dell Latitude E6510 is 15-incher that can be configured with 1080p matte panel (I have such one at work)
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Re: High Resolution Laptop

Postposted on Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:59 pm

If you are only looking for surfing the web than why not get a desktop, you'll easily get that resolution in a desktop
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Re: High Resolution Laptop

Postposted on Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:48 pm

UberGerbil wrote:I don't know if there are any non-Lenovo 1080p machines out there with a nub.


Dell Latitudes have the nub and 1920x1080 displays.

NQbass7 wrote:I'd like 1920x1200 if I can get it, though 1920x1080 could be acceptable. Beyond that, I'm just looking for something basic for internet browsing and WoW.


The 17" MacBook Pro is the only laptop that I know of with 1920x1200 screen resolution.
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Re: High Resolution Laptop

Postposted on Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:51 pm

Flatland_Spider wrote:
UberGerbil wrote:I don't know if there are any non-Lenovo 1080p machines out there with a nub.


Dell Latitudes have the nub and 1920x1080 displays.


Bear in mind that Dell does not have as good a nub as the Thinkpads. I use a dell precision laptop for work and the nub is near-to useless compared to my personal thinkpad.
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Re: High Resolution Laptop

Postposted on Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:01 pm

Um... you guys just necro'd this thread.
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Re: High Resolution Laptop

Postposted on Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:06 pm

Dashak wrote:Um... you guys just necro'd this thread.

what's more interesting and suspect, is the person who necro'd this thread, davebrian, just joined TR today and necro'd 6 other threads from over a year ago! WTFBBQ mate? :evil:
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Re: High Resolution Laptop

Postposted on Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:07 am

Actually, I found this interesting:

Ryu Connor wrote:Edit: Well, Glorious search found one from HP,


Is that me as an adjective?

Haha. :P
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Re: High Resolution Laptop

Postposted on Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:17 am

Glorious wrote:Actually, I found this interesting:

Ryu Connor wrote:Edit: Well, Glorious search found one from HP,

Is that me as an adjective?

Haha. :P

We could probably use you as a verb too, to describe your style of debate in the R&P forum. (As in, "looks like so-and-so just got Glorioused".) :wink:

And FWIW the thread necro was originally due to a spam post which has since been deleted. (Should've probably left a placeholder post to explain the necro... :oops:)
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Re: High Resolution Laptop

Postposted on Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:28 pm

I'm more impressed that I somehow attributed that search data to Glorious when it was UberGerbil who did the legwork.

I'm going to blame PUI.
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