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Re: Pros and cons of widescreen

I have just bought laptop with 15.4" week ago..and I am very annoyed by
the screen.
I am thinkig of selling it, or getting it back...

It has its charm, but surfing istn'tmuch of a fun when there is always a
blank part on the right side.
it is cool for watching dvds, but for surfing, writng a word document is
when you consider that it wights 3kg..and i could have bought 15" and

your thoughts?

is 15.4" the future of laptops?

The model is acer5024wlmi, 80gb hd, adm T 1.8GHz, ATI radeon x700 128mb,
512mb ram, 1280-800 15.4"WXGA, WLAN,  IRDA, 6-in1 card reader, PCMCIA,
4.usb.2.0, IEEE 1394, VGA out, S-video TV...ineresting, there is no way to
insert a normal mouse...i must have been out of the game to long..i wasnt
informed about the new technlogy for mouses..

my only remark is the keyboard. to, to soft.
beside that the device is ok. it is a desktop replacemnt laptop, so its
normal to be a little heavier. 3kgs.
but now i somewhat regretful for not buying a smaller one.

toshiba satelite L10-194, 60gb hd, centrino 1,7Ghz, Intel (somethng)64mb,
512mb ram, 1024-768 15"XGA, Wlan, LAN 3usb 2.o, PCMCIA
i hear the keyboard is excelent, and it weights only 2.7.

but i thought the acer i bought is much more advanced...80gb to 60gbs hard
drive, 1.8-1,6 GHz, grafic card 128-64, plus it has this other stuffs

Have I made the right decion?
Is there anyone who didnt like the widescreen and later got used to it? :)
the keyboard?

Re: Pros and cons of widescreen

*skriptis wrote:
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It's commonly referred to as "personal preference."

You should never buy *anything,* based completely on what others say,
without checking it out for yourself, first.


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well, note this, notan...:)
I tried a little bit..I saw looked refrehing..more relaxing..and..if
we talk about deisgn.nicer.
and in some things it still is.
but in some things...not.

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Let me add my two-cents worth. I bought a small Dell 700m, very advanced with a
1280*800 wide screen and returned it because the small fonts were giving me
Since then I've pondered the different displays and done some research on this.

The displays with 1280*768 pixels, display the same number of lines as the
XGA, but the latter will be spaced farther apart vertically if diagonal is the

The 1280*800 display will display more lines than the XGA.  I may be wrong on
but I found the fonts on 1280*800 machines more difficult to read than on
for a given diagonal size. The lines forming the fonts seem to be finer and of
a little smaller. The Sony Vaios have the 1280*800 displays and although they
the best screens I don't like the fonts--they are too fine.

The 15.4" XGA may actually be too large for the 1024*768 display. The ones I
at seemed to coarse and grainy when viewed close and may pose another problem.

I think the 14" XGA and 15.4" 1280*768 are the most clear. An HP 1280*768 14.1"
looked pretty good as well, judging by readability.

A trick with the wide screen is to point the mouse on a blank part of bottom
(make sure it's unlocked) and drag it to the left margin. That takes the taskbar
the bottom and puts in on a left vertical bar, giving you more vertical space
taking up the useless horizontal extra space. If you don't like that you can
drag it back, but I thought it was a nice way of using the extra width.

Another consideration is that now the most advanced laptops are being made with
widescreen, most of the XGA laptops use older components and the trend seems to
be to
the widescreen.


Re: Pros and cons of widescreen

thank you adam.

that was my oppinion to.
it seems to become spread...i liked it..and i bought it.

and the idea with the taskbar is so simple..yet briliant..:)

it is nice laptop..just had some post buying doubts aboud the
widescreen..15.4" have i made the right choice..etc.

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By the way very nice mouse is the Kensington PocketMouse Pro wireless mouse. The
receiver plugs into one of the free USB ports (will not work with a USB hub)
and the
mouse transmits by radio waves. The mouse is optical and can be used on most
surfaces. For travel the receiver fits inside the mouse. I have one and it works


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