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Laptop for web design


I am a graphic designer who does web development about 75% of the time and print work 25%. I am looking for a new laptop to replace my Dell Studio XPS PP35L. I've recently upgraded to my Adobe software to CS5 and want a new laptop to speed things up a bit.

I have tried the Sony Vaio VPCF136FM/B. The only real issue I have is that the Dell has a 1366 x 768 resolution and it's a little tough to get used to the Sony's 1600 x 900 resolution. The screen size is the same (15.6 in) and I don't like the smaller resolution when previewing websites.

It seems as though almost all new high performance laptops have at least a 1600 x 900 resolution. Does anyone have recommendations for high performance laptops, preferably in the 15.6 in screen size, that have a 1366 x 768 resolution? Am I just going to have to suck it up and get used to the new resolution?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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It best to get the highest resolution that you

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can because you can adjust the resolution lower. I myself like full 1080p resolution which is 1920 x 1080. The machine probably has windows 7 which has a setting for screen resolution. Just go into the resoluion section and adjust the slide bar to the resoluion you need. Then if you want to view a video you can change it back to the 1600 x 900.

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High performance with 1366 x 768

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Hey Matt -

I think I have found a couple that might suit your resolution needs, but their screens may be a little smaller. They are both made by ASUS, one is the UL80Vt-A1, and another is the U43JC Bamboo.

They both have 1366 x 768 res, and are fairly high performance. The Bamboo has a better, faster processor, and close to double the storage, but a little more pricey. Here are the links:

I recommend you check out a website called PC Scout. You just enter the specs you requested and the website will generate recommendations for you based on those specs. Then, you can compare your top choices using the side-by-side comparison tool.

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