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I love my Sony Vaio FS570 but ...

by Florentino / February 18, 2005 2:11 AM PST

Got it last night and been working since then with some sleep and a breakfast in between. I was pleased with the ability to pull 200 page documents and do lookups and mods. Also, the internet surfing is much quicker - thanks to 1GB main memory

But boy do I have a headache ...

The display is just way too sharp for me. It looked good on the store shelf, but working for it for an
extended period of time is looking problematic.

I adjusted the brightness and that was some relief. But when trying to take the resolution down, it just reduces the screen area. So I am working at 1280x768

I have a couple of other laptops at home including an ancient Dell and a Toshiba M35X of the Celeron variety. The resolution on the Toshiba is 1024x768 and its much easier on the eyes. The Toshiba also has more screen area (though it is also a 15.4 W)

The Vaio keyboard is also a little slippery, but that may be a matter of getting used to.

The question is: If I want a Pentium-M or Pentium-4
platform, am I stuck with such high res screens. I need to work on CPU/Memory intensive tasks for extended periods of time, but cannot handle this level of eye strain.

Will appreciate your advice

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Screen .... bright
by suryac / February 18, 2005 2:29 AM PST

Most of the new models, Extra-Brite or True-Brite etc are all very bright screen .. so I guess the only way you can deal with them is just to make the screen dimmer. Just by making the screen dimmer should not change your resolution. You might want to find out why that is happening.

I myself am on the verge of buying a laptop and I was looking into sony FS series .. but it may be just a little bit more expensive for me and I was thinking about going with Toshiba M45-S331 .. lets see where my fate leads me to :o)

Good luck!

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R. Proffit or K. SanRamon please advise
by Florentino / February 18, 2005 4:10 AM PST

Please look at the original post and offer your opinions.


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by roh / February 18, 2005 11:46 AM PST

Where did you buy your FS570? How much did you pay, if I may ask?

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Brightness, Contrast, or Size of Text
by murphyja / March 4, 2005 6:34 PM PST

Hi there - I also have the FS570 and found that I had to increase the size of the text on the screen. However, I've had no trouble with the brightness. What about the Sony FS is bothering your eyes?

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FS570: increase size of text?
by Michael Aronson / March 5, 2005 5:35 AM PST

How do you increase the size of the text? I have had the same problem as Florentino: when I switch to lower resolution on my FS570, it just shrinks the screen. Doesn't increase the text size as it does on my old Sony GRX560 laptop. Any help you can give would be appreciated!

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The short version...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2005 5:53 AM PST
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