Is anyone here familiar with the "finish" option on the Studio? I was told over the phone that if I get black or white, it will come in a glossy finish, and if I get one of the colors, it will come in a textured matte finish. I prefer the matte finish, because glossy plastic finishes are a big problem---my palms stick to the plastic.
I just got mine last week & started with some video editing today & after a few hours, I can feel it in my eyes... Should I get a matt screen cover or maybe one of those Crystal film screen covers, Like this one? [url]
I'm considering buying a Dell e6400 or Dell e6500. I'd prefer the I'd prefer a 15.4' screen. However, if I get that I feel like I probably should get a higher res than the basic 1280 x 800. Ideally I want 1440 x 900.
The problem is Dell only seems to offer the higher resolution in a glossy screen on either model (at least in Canada) - "UltraSharp™ Wide WXGA+ (1440x900) LED Display-Brushed Metal Black". I spoke to Dell and they said it's something in b/w an anti-glare screen and a consumer glossy screen, but I'm not sure what to make of that.
I'm wondering if anyone has this type of screen and can tell me what their experience has been? How glossy is it?
I mainly will use my laptop for writing and office work - in coffee shops, offices or the library - so I don't like have a screen that is reflective. I much prefer an anti-glare screen. I've thought about just buying the e6400 with the anti-glare 1280x800 LED screen, but like I say, would prefer to get a bigger screen if possible, so wanted to see how glossy these screens really are.
I've wanting a laptop for almost 5 months now and I simply am having problems choosing between the 15" MBP, Sony Z, and Dell M4400. I am extremely indecisive and I want to make the good decision. I like to have portability, power, and a decent looking laptop.
I'm really leaning towards the 15" MacBook Pro because it fits almost everything what I want in a laptop BUT I simply cannot fathom starring a glossy screen for the next few years. For everyone who has a MacBook Pro, how is the glossy screen? I know I won't be using the laptop outside in the sun, but I could be in a sunny kitchen or living room and I do not want to strain my eyes with glare and reflection. Can anyone make me feel better about this glossy screen?
Also, I plan to use Windows Vista 90% of the time.
Does anyone know if the new right click button is supported with Vista?
Any other problems from using Vista as my primary OS on the MBP?
Do I have to logout to switch graphics mode in Windows... or is that just for OSX?
Is there still an issue with the laptop acting funny with maxing out the ram at 4GB?
As I'm 100% sure I want the older intel santa rosa macbook pro, I was just wondering if there were models with the glossy screen? I want a matte screen as I tend to sit outside with my laptop, so how will I be able to differentiate between the two?
I have recently been getting pretty severe eye strain and headaches (migraines) after spending too much time online. Has anyone here experienced any eye strain or headaches from their Macbook Pro Glossy Screens?
I never used to get these with my older Macbook Black that I had. The screen on my new Macbook Pro looks great and colors are excellent but the eye strain is really bad and I am wondering if anyone has these problems with their Macbook Pro Glossy screen and if it is any better with the regular Macbooks (Macbook White) compared to the Macbook pros??
I was thinking that the Thinkpads would be better for having less eye strain compared to the Macbook Pro 15" glossy screens so I asked a question in that forum as well to get some feedback from the Thinkpad users. I am now thinking of getting a Thinkpad laptop or a regular Macbook because of the eye strain and headaches I get after spending too much time looking at my Macbook screen.
Long ago (A year ago lol) I bought the Gateway FX gaming notebook. It was a great PC and could not beat the price with the hardware and performance it offered, however the screen was really bad.
At first glance it wasn’t, 1080p res and good brightness level, but when I plugged in my old external LCD monitor to dual screen, I was floored. My 4 year old desktop LCD screen was almost better in every single way.
The Gateway’s colors were dull, muddy, and dark, no matter how much I recalibrated the screen, I could not get it to look anywhere as good when compared to my Samsung screen on my desk.
I'm looking at the new Studio XPS 16 (1645, I think... or maybe 1647?) for college. The main draw to the computer was the optional 16.0" RGBLED screen, which had phenomenal reviews. I've been playing with the configurator on the Dell site for the past few days, and while the description of the laptop says that the 16.0" RGBLED screen is available, you can't actually add it to the laptop in the configurator. I talked to a service rep today about it and he said that it was discontinued within the past month. Is this true?? Why would they discontinue a screen that had such high reviews? I don't know if I trust the salesman because he didn't answer any of my questions regarding differences in the screens and wasn't very helpful overall. I really wanted that screen for photo editing (since it could display an extremely high % of the color gamut) but now I'm not sure what to do... I don't know anything about the WLED screen that's offered (the 1080p version) or the B+RG LED screen offered on the Studio 17 (which was the other laptop that I was looking at). Does anyone know how those two monitors compare to the 16.0" RGBLED screen that used to be available on the XPS 16? What are the differences?
I'm trying to figure out how good the 1600x900 screen is. I can't find a review on any but the 1080p RGBLED. I really don't want such a high resolution on a screen of this size though-- heck, my current 1680x1050 15.4 is too high res IMO.
So does anyone own a 1600x900? How does it compare to other WLED screens like Apples'?
I have a Dell Studio 14Z with shatered monitor. The laptop still turns on but I can't see anything on the screen.
I was planning to buy a docking station so I can use an external monitor. Studio 14Z does not have the slot type port that is usually found on larger laptops, so the docking station will probably be USB (is there one with SATA?).
My biggest question is ... can I plug in my laptop to the docking station and turn power on from the docking station and it will automatically appear on external monitor? or do I need change some settings on my laptop which I can't since I can't see anything
I am stuck debating between the 15.4 WLED (1440*900) and the 15.4 non-LED (1920*1200). I am just not sure which I would prefer. If the WLED came in a 1920*1200 option I don't think I would be so concerned.
I really like the size, weight, and potential power savings of the WLED screens but I am used to working on larger monitors (22 and 25 inch) running at higher resolutions.
What does everyone think about these two choices? Will I be happy with the WLED at the smaller resolution or is it better to opt for the traditional screen with the higher resolution?
Just so everyone knows the laptop won't be my primary computer but will get a lot of use while working on graduate work away from home, writing website code, and general use. The only gaming activity it might see is some occasional WoW.
I just purchased a Dell Studio XPS 13 a few days ago, and I opened my laptop the other day at a coffee shop and noticed that there was a black area in the top left hand corner of my screen. I proceeded to wipe it away, thinking it was just some residue, but when it wouldn't wipe away I began to worry.
Later that evening when I had gotten home I checked the laptop while it was turned off, and noticed that it is scratched behind the plastic! I almost had a heart attack! I called Dell and they told me it was a cosmetic fault and was "accidental damage" and told me that I must pay to fix it.
I just shelled out $1500 dollars for this, I'm a student on a tight budget and I've never seen anything like this! How does a laptop's screen scratch from in behind???
Please, does anyone have any suggestions? I need to get this fixed as I don't want it to get worse, and there is no physical damage to the laptop which is really puzzling. If I dropped the laptop it would be broken! But when something like this happens, what should I do? .....
It seems Dell does not have any RGBLED screens available for the XPS 16. What are the biggest advantage of the RGBLED instead of the other options Dell offers? Should I wait for the RGBLED? I'm not going to do any high-end photo or video editing, and I've heard that's one good reason to have that screen.