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  • Stuka87 - Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - link

    What a horrible resolution. 1366x768 on a 15.6" display!? This res is almost usable on a 12-13" display (And thats pushing it), but on a 15.6"?? Is this machine tailored towards old people with vision issues or something?

    Ok, back to reading. Had to vent :)
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  • Spivonious - Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - link

    I agree that 768 vertical pixels is not very much to work with, but the screen here is still 100dpi, which is slightly better than the standard 96. Reply
  • nubie - Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - link

    I for one think it is the correct choice.

    How is the video card to push more pixels than that anyway?

    Buy a different laptop, or upgrade the panel yourself if it bugs you.
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  • blackshard - Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - link

    Thanks a lot for the hwmonitor readings! :)
    It's really interesting to see expected temperatures and real battery capacity in such notebooks!
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  • Michaelsm - Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - link

    Yes, Thanks a lot for the hwMonitor readings. As I commented the other day, my Toshiba (M645 with a 6 cell) had an initial wear of 36%!!! 3 cycles later it is down to 7%. Reply
  • cknobman - Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - link

    until the industry gives up on the freaking 3D gimmick. Reply
  • nubie - Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - link

    Have you tried it?

    I have made several 3D setups myself and favor passive glasses and dual monitors or projectors (1 per eye).

    In many situations the 3D is stunningly immersive. Racing games for example have a fantastic feeling of speed as the depth of objects hurtle toward you.

    Watching the apex of a corner approach and searching the distance for your braking point feel good. As does overtaking a slower car.

    Even if you personally feel it is a gimmick, how is the industry or how are you personally caused any harm?
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  • JarredWalton - Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - link

    If you missed it in the text, we're looking to replace Peacekeeper with something that feels more relevant. Does anyone have a good "Internet benchmark" they want us to start using? Something that captures the speed of page loads, transitions, etc.? Reply
  • Stuka87 - Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - link

    I have looked around a bit for my own reasons, and outside of the ones made by the browser makers (which are all pretty biased one way or another), there isn't much to choose from.

    I think I pretty much came up with just needing to write one from scratch using the browsers API with FireFox or the like.
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  • alphadog - Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - link

    I'm getting pretty tired of the lack of properly-sized LCDs on laptops. I know the LCD is one of the more costly components in margin-thin laptops, but really? 768 vert?!? Reply
  • EnzoFX - Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - link

    Seems like another product on Anandtech that's not for the power users here =p. I still know people with 1280x800 on 15" laptops... Reply
  • nubie - Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - link

    I admire that this is being sold, but am disappointed by the choice to use active glasses to display the content.

    This stems from the limitations of LCD refresh and the extra complexity associated with a Stereo-mirror or head-based stereoscopy system.

    I admit I have dabbled in CAD and modeling, where a 3D display is very useful. Many on the internet are quick to poo-poo 3D for gaming, perhaps they are correct, for both the casual and enthusiast or professional gamer it isn't attractive. I find it quite immersive and useful myself.

    I don't know if a laptop is quite the place for 3D gaming, but then laptops aren't really a good gaming platform anyway.

    I wonder if you can retro-fit a 120hz panel into a higher-quality laptop with a better video card than this system? If you did could you get nVidia Vision to work? I don't really trust nVidia in this regard because they have locked down their support. Ideally to make it simpler to use for the consumer, but this makes it useless for those with "unsupported" hardware that in reality has decent specifications for 3D use.
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  • Sabresiberian - Thursday, October 07, 2010 - link

    I guess it must be a good decision for a manufacturer to put one in instead of a 7200 RPM one, because a lot of manufacturers of laptops do it, but when the price difference is a couple of dollars, literally, it doesn't impress me and it is one of the things that puts a laptop in the "no" column, for me. Okay for a $500 machine or less, I suppose, but not one in this price range.

    ;)
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