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by drummerboy627 / January 20, 2006 11:07 PM PST

OK, I am looking into getting an HP dv8000z notebook. I have two options that I am looking at for the screen.

17.0" WSXGA+ BrightView Wide Viewing (1680x1050)
or
17.0" WXGA+ Ultra BrightView Widescreen (1440x900)

So my choices are a higher resolution or a brighter screen. Which should I go with? I am leaning more towards the brighter screen but I want someone else's opinion.

Thanks

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Brighter Screen ...
by Ghost26-20878886633866019035262628200812 / January 21, 2006 12:31 AM PST

Hi !

Personnaly, I should take the brighter screen. But before all, it's a question of tastes !

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I like my WXGA brightview screen very much, but
by togus / January 21, 2006 1:37 AM PST

That's because I like the larger images you get with a lower resolution display. Be aware that Brightview also has drawbacks, they are very hard to see in the out of doors, both because of reflections and because on default settings the screen will dim when running off batteries (the same is true of a matte screen of course)... in that kind of usage a matte screen is easier to use.

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re: but...
by drummerboy627 / January 21, 2006 2:40 AM PST

I don't think that I'll be using it too much in bright sunny areas so I don't think that will be a problem. Do you ever find that the resolution is not great enough?

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i would go higher resolution...
by Hobie123 / January 21, 2006 10:51 AM PST
In reply to: re: but...

i just downgraded from a compaq with a 1680x1050 display to a compaq with brightview 1440x900. I do notice the change in resolution but the brightview will compensate a little. I think the ultrabrights are a bit of overkill and since they dim to the same level on battery power, your only gain is if you work in dim lighting frequently.

if the two are at the same price point, I would choose the higher resolution display. You can fit more on your desktop and it's a little easier on the eyes for desktop use, especially if you do a lot of work with graphics (I'm constantly using scientific modeling software that produces detailed images of processes and graphs of data, and the resolution does make a difference there.)

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