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- New Laptop...
November 28, 2004, 1:46 pm
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a £1,500 budget. I currently use a Tecra M2 (have always used Tecras)
with a XGA resolution of 1024 x 768. The spec of the notebook is no
problem, but now I am starting to get annoyed with the screen, with
XGA you just can't get much on there. I am considering switching to
SXGA 1400 x 1050 - or similar.
I am an IT guy but also travel, so 14" is plenty It should also be
reasonably light. I have been looking at IBM Thinkpads, but the SXGA
model of the T42 is around the £1,900 mark - too much. So I have been
researching and the Sony Vaio S2XP is thought highly of, but this is
13.3" widescreen (also 1.9 Kgs). I haven't used a WS before on a
notebook......and the resolution is WXGA 1280 x 800. Is this
resolution comparable with SXGA or XGA? Has any used this VAIO?
I bought a Tecra with SXGA on it two years ago and the screen was
blurry - quite hard to read, but with new graphics adapters like the
Rad 9000 I think they are pretty good - it seems both the T42 SXGA and
the above mentioned VAIO have very clear and crisp screens -
particularly the Sony with their new X Black screen (or whatever it is
Any input would be appreciated.
- Duncan J Murray
November 28, 2004, 11:43 pm
Re: New Laptop...
However, if you can put up with Sony's notorious customer relationship, then
consider the Z1 series (though you'll have to find the modern equivalent) -
when I was shopping around this one was around £1500 with similar specs to
my T40, but with an SXGA screen. Sounds perfect for you...
Re: New Laptop...
meet your needs. Pentium M, two spindle, long battery life and
available 1400x1050 screen). I use an older model of the same series
(compaq) now and it works fine for me.
On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 18:43:59 -0000, "Duncan J Murray"
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