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    Reviews - Scan 3XS Graphite LG5

    35W Intel Ivy Bridge CPU and discrete NVIDIA graphics in an 11.6in laptop.
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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS Graphite LG5

    I'd be very tempted were it not for 1 thing - the cheap nasty display. Useless.

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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS Graphite LG5

    Probably the ugliest notebook I have seen in a while to be honest. Nothing particularly special about it either really.

    If they were to sort the design out and the screen then maybe it would be in with a shot.
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    I still don't understand why laptop designers go to all the trouble of fitting a nice GPU into a laptop, and then pair it with these rubbish displays - what is the point?

    One can either get an ultrabook with a nice display but integrated graphics, or dedicated graphics but a crappy display - where is the logic here??

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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS Graphite LG5

    Yuck, half looks like a machine from the last decade, lid looks like it's good for a 4:3 panel!

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    It's like putting in a ferrari engine only to fill it up with diesel...

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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS Graphite LG5

    Loving the performance for the pricetag, not so much the display, when tablets have 1080p and higher displays at 10-ish inches, is there really any excuse? Actually resolution isn't the main issue, it's just that IPS would be so much nicer

    I'd still buy one though if I hadn't embarked on my current overhaul projects

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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS Graphite LG5

    1440x900 or 1600x900 would even be better, is it so hard? 1920x1080 would be great but I can see how that is on the verge of overkill for a <12" screen that's several feet from your face.

    I don't care how ugly it is, I'm ugly and unfashionable too - just please, no more of these awful screens, its 2012, I had 1280x800 in 2005 on a £400 Celeron powered Dell Inspiron.

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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS Graphite LG5

    Blimey, i'm actually seriously impressed.

    First laptop thats a contender to the 11" ultraportable Lenovo's i've had over the past few years.
    (Currently an x121e with AMD E-450 APU, only cost me £330 though. and it's low power enough to run fanless 90% of the time with the help of a little program )
    This one is double the cost, but damn good value for such specs.

    If i were to buy a new laptop now, i'd have a very hard decision to make on this vs a lenovo

    Edit: I do agree on the screen res though, but i've yet to see an 11" screen with higher than 1366x768 anywhere, seems an unofficial industry standard

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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS Graphite LG5

    "What's not to like?" - the x768 screen for a start

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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS Graphite LG5

    Nice specs, not impressed with the screen but I dont mind the looks, it's just aim and understated which I have no problem with

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