The name of this game is "Darwin." Only the best survive.
Once in a while you find folk that know that such can be make or this can be done but don't want to hear anything else.
What happened to 17-inch, 1920x1200 native resolution screens?
I currently have a 4.5 yr-old gaming laptop that has a 17-inch, 1920x1200 native-resolution screen. I know that it has a LCD screen with older fluorescent backlighting not an LCD with more current LED backlighting, but what (if anything) would this have to do with the practical disappearance of 1920x1200 screens? I don't see how it possibly would, or even could.
I've been scouring the web for a current laptop with a 17-inch 1920x1200 native resolution screen, but apparently there is none to be found. The industry, it seems, has gone backwards and settled on 1920x1080 as the high-end standard. I can't imagine going smaller by 11% would be acceptable when the pixels are still noticeable even on the 1920x1200 I already have.
I am considering building a laptop myself since I already know many of the intricacies of the hardware components, but the "real-estate" planning for a home-built laptop would be some bit of work. Any references or explanations would be appreciated.
P.S.: Current laptop is ASUS M70Vn which (4.5 yrs ago) was $2,300 with the following specs, for comparison. 1920x1200 screen, 2x 500GB hard drives, dual 2.53 GHz processor w/ NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT GPU (1GB cache), Vista (not bad) Ultimate 64-bit, and more. I would be happy with this, but the graphics driver can't be updated newer than Dec. '08 without becoming unstable and crashing. :-P (an NVIDIA bug, not Vista). This issue is getting to the point where Anything at All above minimum settings starts a Very Visible drop in framerate (name any game or processing-intensive program and, yes, its a problem).