Most laptops are XGA mode. Vista will be placing a more demanding video display, so if you can get better than XGA, go for it if and when you upgrade to Vista a plus to have. Just review the video specs. the higher resolution and/or refresh rates, etc.,. covers those details. I'm still happy with an old P120 system from IBM, it does what I need. Gee, I'm easy to please, no Vista though.
Thanks for all the response to my last discussion. I wanted to know if I need the screen to be a certain kind (example: Dell= VGA, or XGA or UGA or, Sony extraBrite, etc.)