quality of HP laptop display

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I have just bought an HP nc6120 laptop and I am overall satisfied with it.

However, the quality of the display disappoints me, as it's noticeably worse
than my previous laptop: a Toshiba Satellite Pro, bought 3 years ago.

The images looks low-quality, like the range of colors would be limited.
This happens although the display settings are set to the maximum: 1024x728
32bit 16M colors

I would expect that notebook by a good brand (HP Compaq), would be at least
better than a 3 years old model.

At the end of this email, I reported the display and the video adapter specs
for both models.
Does anyone have comments on this?

Do these specs confirm a worst video quality of the HP model?

Or could it be a matter of not optimized settings?

Thanks a lot for any clarification!



Display size
 15.0-inch TFT XGA (1024 x 768 resolution and 16 M colors)
15.0-inch TFT SXGA+ (1400 x 1050 resolution and 16 M colors)

Display resolution
 External video: 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, or 1600 x
1200 resolution (up to 100-Hz refresh rate dependent upon monitor
capability, resolution and color depth settings.

Video adapter description
 Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900 with up to 128-MB shared system


a.. size : 14.1 "
a.. type : TFT colour display
a.. internal resolution : 1024 x 768
a.. dot pitch (HxV) : 0.279 x 0.279 mm
a.. typical contrast ratio : 150:1
a.. response rise/fall : 20/30 ms
a.. LCD brightness (AC adaptor, super bright) : 70
a.. LCD brightness (AC adaptor, bright) : 90
a.. LCD brightness (AC adaptor, semi bright) : 110
a.. LCD brightness (battery, super bright) : 5
a.. LCD brightness (battery, bright) : 10
a.. LCD brightness (battery, semi bright) : 30

a.. manufacturer : NVIDIA
a.. type : GeForce4T 420 Go
a.. memory : 16 MB
a.. memory type : DDR
a.. BitBlT : 256 bit
a.. bus clock speed : 66MHz x4
a.. 2D graphics accelerator : Yes
a.. 3D graphics accelerator : Yes
a.. open GL support : Yes
a.. direct 3D support : Yes
a.. motion compensation : Yes
a.. integrated TV encoder : Yes
a.. reduce TV out flicker : Yes
a.. multiple display support : Yes
a.. triangle setup : Yes
a.. connected bus : 4 x AGP bus

Re: quality of HP laptop display

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You didn't report the critical spec for one of them.

These are the parameters you want to compare:

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Re: quality of HP laptop display

So good to know that someone understands this stuff!

Here are other display details for the HP NC6120:

15.0-Inch Color TFT XGA Display
Active Area: (W x H) 12.0 x 9.0 in (30.4 x 22.8 cm)
Diagonal Size: 15.0 in (38.0 cm)
Surface Treatment: Anti-glare
Number of Colors: Up to 16 M
Contrast Ratio: 250:1 (typical)
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Brightness: 150 nit (typical)
Pixel Resolution: Pitch 0.297 mm; Format 1024 x 768; Configuration RGB
Backlight: CCFL
PPI: 85
Character Display: 80 x 25
Total Power Consumption: 5.7 W
Viewing Angle: ±45° Horizontal, +15°/-35° Vertical (typical)



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