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Good Display Under 600 Dollars

by ssjknux / August 7, 2010 2:28 PM PDT

I'm having trouble finding a laptop that has a really good display. I've had a Toshiba A-215 and it had a great one--deep blacks and colors and contrast. However after two years it just couldn't go anymore so I went and bought an L650 yesterday. The blacks were gray and inconsistent through the screen, making it horrible to watch movies with any dark scenes. So I took it back to the store and exchanged it for an HP Pavilion dv5, which the Best Buy agents said had deeper blacks. It didn't. Does anybody know of a laptop with good deep black and good contrast that is under $600 and doesn't have an extremely tiny screen?

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To accomplish this goal.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2010 11:08 PM PDT

The only way to get this done is to see the displays in person. Then you can decide if it's good enough.

The L650 is quite a different line from the a-215. Did you see the L650 on display before purchase?


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Having recently purchased a HDTV I found out in my research
by orlbuckeye / August 9, 2010 3:41 AM PDT

that plasma screens are way better for black colors the LCD. Now laptop screens are either LCD or LED and are even smaller. I suggest getting a laptop and connect to a HDTV using HDMI.

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