Dell :: 1440 X 900 WLED Worth $125 Over The 1280 X 800?
Jan 2, 2009
I'm looking at Studio 15s for my Mom and trying to decide if the 1440 X 900 WLED worth $125 over the 1280 X 800? ?
I know it's a lot of personal taste and it's inconvenient to drag her into BB and bug a salesperson to bring up the internet to check, and sometimes it takes a while of "living" with it to know. She is going to use it for the Net, some word processing, etc.
We're trying to get the best balance between having to scroll and tiny fonts. Also, if resolution is lowered, or font size is increased, does the picture distort much?
Anyone have a side-by-side comparison (chart, pictures, anything) of the two screen types available on the Studio XPS 16? I'd be interested to see the difference, and my local Best Buy doesn't have ANY 16s so it's not possible for me.
Just wondering if someone helps me decide how much is difference between two screen type for Dell 16xx. Should you get Dell i5 with RGB or 15.6 WLED with i720?.. If usage is web browsing, movie watching, some digital pics manipulation (non-professional), does it make sense to get i7 with WLED or i5 with RGB?.. I know this has been talked about in various thread, but nothing really solid...
I want to buy Dell Studio 15, but I have a couple questions. Somebody tell me about DVD Drive and WLED display. I read that the DVD Drive is very noisy and WLED display is very bright. ATI 3470 isn't a good card. Is it true?
Ok so my screen is faulty. The colors are messed up (Windows folders are green, snow is blue, etc). Dell (India) is being stupid is having trouble verifying my problem.
So I need your help to prove the them (or maybe to me) that I am telling the truth (or am totally crazy).
Here is a link to a picture.
It is my current background on my SXPS16, M1530, and PS3/Samsung HDTV. On both the M1530 and Samsung the rocky part in the bottom right is a definitive blue (with the slightest bit of red). On the my SXPS16 it is a definitive purple. As seen in these screen grabs below (hopefully)...
Now obviously viewing on my SXPS16 and M1530 every picture looks about the same. My question to you is this, on your SXPS16 (WLED 1080p) is the SXPS mountain picture purple-ish or something else and is the M1530 picture bluer? Are the folders in the SXPS folders picture green and faded or something else and are the folders in the M1530 folder picture more manila colored?
It is my understanding that the windows folders are manila colored like real manila folders... I could be wrong and they could naturally have a green tint but that seems unlikely.
RGBLED vs WLED, both 1920x1080. I already ordered my sxps16 on 8-4-09, I went with the WLED, I bought it when it was 25% off select laptops, couldn't pick RGBLED at that time.
I have been racking my brain about this, tried to cancel but it was to late. Should be here soon, ten days since order and still not shipped. I HATE WAITING! They told me after I recieved the laptop I could return it.
my order is being messed up with a 15.6" WLED 1080p screen, but I asked for a 16" RGBLED 1080p screen. I read on here that sometimes Dell installs an RGBLED even though it says WLED. How would an end user tell the difference, apart from "colour", which is subjective? Like is there a way to show it in something such as Device Manager or is there a way to look at your part somehow? I'd rather not rip my screen apart, but if it's not RGBLED then Dell is going to have to send a tech and the right screen.
I actually ordered an asus (don't hate lol) g51vx-a1 with a 15.6" LED 1080p screen, since you guys seem knowledgeable I was wondering how many manufacturers of 15.6" LED 1080p screens there were and maybe comment on the quality of them.
My asus g51vx-a1 has the AUO B156HW01 v.5 WLED LCD. It has some cheap bleeding. Here are some pictures.
I got my Dell SXPS16 (1080p WLED screen) the other day and well I like it but there is something that I do not like, the screens color is WAY off. I have tried messing with the ATI catalyst thing and the control panel color adjustment thing and neither seems to fully fix the problem. I have checked other screens and my old M1530 for accuracy and the SXPS is off.
To give you and example of how the color is messed up the various links on notbookreview have a purple tint and are not the usual blue. The folders (a la my documents, sub folders etc), are quite green and faded as oppose to the normal tan color.
I reduced the gama in control panel but which makes the "purple link" appear a little bit more blue but the folders are still green.
I am considering the Studio XPS 16 with a 25% coupon. The catch is that the only screen offering is the "Edge-to-Edge FHD Widescreen 15.6 inch WLED LCD (1920x1080)".
I know that the best option is the RGBLED, however, with this coupon I get the configuration I want within my budget and I can live with just a decent screen, which I believe this one would be.
My questions are: 1) What people think about this screen in general? 2) Are the fonts looking too small in this one? and 3) Just in case I occasionally would like to use it in a lower resolution, e.g., 1600x900 is that possible? if yes, does it scale down good?
I'm putting my order in for an XPS 16 next week. Spec:
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8600(2.40Ghz, 1066MHz, 3MB) 4096MB 1067MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM 1GB ATI® Radeon™ HD 4670
320GB Free Fall Sensor (7200RPM) Hard Drive Internal DVD+/-RW (DVD & CD read and write)
However, I'm pondering the screen size. 1080p on WLED is only £10 more expensive than 720p; but I'm wondering if it's worth it. I mean, 141DPI is massive over the 97DPI on the 720p panel, but can one see such small and finer detail on a relatively small screen? .....
I just received my SXPS 13 today (13 days ahead of schedule, yay) and wished to confirm Dell had sent me the WLED option (as I had canceled a previous order on which the representative was misinformed of the product and included a CCFL monitor on the order).
Is there any easy way to do this? I thought I had seen this question asked before but I suddenly can't seem to find it.
I'm debating whether to get the Inspiron 1440 or the Studio XPS 1340.
Can anyone speak for the build quality of the new Inspiron 1440? I like the magnesium alloy chassis and sturdy backlit keyboard on the SXPS 13, but it will cost me about $200 more when configured to similar specs.
This laptop will be my main PC when I leave for school: which means it needs to be light/small/durable enough to carry into classes everyday, with the power and adequate cooling to use as a desktop replacement as well.
I don't want any significant flexing and cracking sounds (which many consumer-grade black/silver plastic chassis laptops have) when picking it up around the edges.
These are the configurations I came up with in which the Inspiron costs about $200 less than the SXPS:
My daughters 1440 works online for about 15min and then it loses connection to the router and wont show any available wireless networks,
I won't work until I reset the system and then it works for about 15 min again.I reinstalled the wireless driver and even tried to restore it to a few weeks before it started doing that but still does it.
Could the wireless card be bad? Has anyone had this problem before? Does anyone know which card is in there an ho to get to it?