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  • jmunjr - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    Does it still have a crap screen? IPS/PVA or dump it in the trash. Reply
  • retrospooty - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    To heck with what type it is, the simple fact that its just another 1366x768 LCD rules it out. This res seriously needs to die in anything over 10 inches. Reply
  • mevans336 - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    Exactly, 1366x768 is just too cramped, regardless of the quality of the display. Reply
  • B3an - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    It's just getting embarrassing now that tablets with roughly 10 inch screens will soon have 1080p IPS displays, or even 2560x1xxx later this year and you still get 13 inch laptops with 1366x768 and TN panels.

    It could be argued that IPS isn't as important on laptops as the display will be facing you directly more often, but the colours are still SO much better. They still need atleast PVA. And as for 1366x768 it isn't even usable as far as i'm concerned. The vertical space is a joke.
  • B3an - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    BTW luckily i dont think we'll have to put up with this crap for much longer.

    When Windows 8 finally comes out there will be 1080p tablets that will surely have IPS displays. It's also pretty much a given that they will have USB and HDMI or DP, meaning they could also be connected to large monitors and tons of other other peripheral that Windows supports.
    You'll likely get designs that have keyboard docks too, basically turning the tablet in to a full blown ultrabook lookalike.
  • danchen - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    Exactly ! I roll my eyes whenever i see new notebooks being released still featuring this horrible 1366x768 crap. Unless they give a option to upgrade the screen resolution, I will never buy it. Reply
  • tipoo - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    How many 13' laptops have IPS displays? Or laptops in general? And at 1000 dollars? The resolution is a bummer though, it looked like an attractive laptop with good bang for your buck. Reply
  • Reikon - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    "Some may complain about the 13” screen’s low 1366x768 resolution, but at that size the resolution is perfectly reasonable."

    No, it's not reasonable. I have a netbook with an 11.6" screen with the same resolution and I find it too low.

    The Thinkpad X220 has a 12.5" IPS screen option and the laptop is about $1000. Same crappy 1366x768 res though.
  • retrospooty - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    Exactly... And what pisses me off about alot of Dell models, is that higher res isnt an option. You like 1366x768 res, fine, give me the option to pay more for better res. Reply
  • Mitch89 - Sunday, January 15, 2012 - link

    It's disappointing because Dell used to be AWESOME in this regard. When I bought my 15.4" Inspiron 8600 I optioned the WSXGA 1680x1050 display, and it was great. Even better, you could option a WUXGA 1920x1200 display. That was 2003.

    Bring back the high res options! I'd love my 11" Air with a 1600x900 display (even though the current display isn't bad).
  • Mitch89 - Sunday, January 15, 2012 - link

    "Our recommendation would be to stick with the WSXGA+ (1680x1050) as the bottom limit for your configuration, as a WXGA (1280x800) looks a bit odd on a 15.4" wide aspect screen. "

    From the Anandtech review in 2003:
  • leh327 - Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - link

    To be a respectable ultrabooks player, Dell needs something with specs close to Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga. I would like to see Dell slims down Inspiron Duo, uses ivy bridge cpu, and adds in hdmi, sd slot, 1080p screen, 8mp camera, as well as ssd. Reply
  • omikun - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    There will be i5 2467M or i7 2637M versions. Dell released the full spec here:

    Looks so gooood. I hope its touchpad is as good as a macbook's.

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