AVADirect Clevo X7200: Six Cores, SSD RAID, and GTX 480M SLI Yields World's Fastest DTR Notebookby Jarred Walton on October 7, 2010 12:30 AM EST
The Clevo X7200 we received for testing uses the same HannStar Display HSD173PUW1 found in 17.3" notebooks like the W870CU, W880CU, and ASUS G73Jh. This is an older LCD using CCFL backlighting, but the good news is you get a great contrast ratio. The not so good news is that the maximum brightness isn't as high as the latest LED backlit displays. We ran the X7200 through our display tests just to confirm there's no major differences from previously tested LCDs (i.e. the G73Jh).
No surprises here: the G73Jh and X7200 results are extremely similar, and any differences we can chalk up to minor variations between panels. The G73 had slightly better color accuracy while the X7200 has a higher contrast ratio. Both have similar gamuts and maximum brightness. While the contrast ratio is lower, the Dell Precision M6500 is easily the best looking panel of this selection. Some will complain that high color gamut displays make images look oversaturated, but I'll take that over the undersaturated 58% gamuts any day of the week. Of course, the RGB LED panels also cost more, but since the X7200 is a premium product we'd appreciate it if Clevo added a truly premium display as opposed to using last year's offerings. (Note that the HannStar panel isn't listed on their site as a current product anymore, likely because it was discontinued a while back.)