Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 18

Thread: 14.1 widescreen laptop resolutions...

  1. #1
    That'd Get Ruined! keef247's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brownsville
    Posts
    1,269
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked
    9 times in 8 posts
    • keef247's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Its a laptop so no idea lol
      • CPU:
      • the new 2.4GHz Macbook unibody
      • Memory:
      • 4GB DDR3 1066MHz Corsair XMS
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung Spinpoint SATA2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia 9400M 256MB GDDR3
      • PSU:
      • laptop :P
      • Case:
      • New Macbook Unibody
      • Operating System:
      • OS X Yosemite
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1280x800 LED 13.3 macbook screen
      • Internet:
      • 16mb sky uncapped package... currently around 6-8mb down my road but still 652k is fasssst:D

    Question 14.1 widescreen laptop resolutions...

    just spec'ed this up seeing as I'd made the previous mistake of spec'ing a CD not a C2D cpu...
    Quote Originally Posted by DELL
    Components
    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T7250 (2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2-cache)
    Genuine Windows Vista® Business - English
    Base Warranty - 1 Year Business Hardware Support
    14.1" Wide Screen WXGA+ (1440x900) TFT Display with TrueLife™
    Matte Jet Black without Camera
    2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024)
    160GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
    128MB nVidia® GeForce® 8400M GS with 90 watt AC adapter
    Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
    Primary 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (85 WHr)
    Services & Software
    No Accidental Damage Support
    No Security/Anti-Virus Protection - English
    Accessories
    Microsoft® Works 8.0 - English
    No Carry Case
    No Bluetooth Upgrade
    Intel® Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini-Card - Europe
    Also Includes
    N0114005
    Vostro Notebook Order - UK
    English Documentation with Eng/Ire Power Cord and English Adobe
    Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
    56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter - UK
    Internal Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
    Base Warranty - 1 Year Business Hardware Support
    Dell Internet Order.
    looks quite nice yes? anyway i chose the "14.1" Wide Screen WXGA+ (1440x900) TFT Display with TrueLife™" screen upgrade for £35 more... and I just wondered before I go ordering the thing... Is that going to be ridiculous for the screen size even for someone that runs 1600x1200 on a 19" crt?
    I don't want to be squinting... I just assumed the higher the res the better even on a lappy? like is it more spacious but still caring a nice font size ratio?
    interested to see what you reckon...
    if not should i go for the stock res which i think iis something like 1200x800 and just get the True Life screen upgrade? theres £20 difference in the 2 upgrades so I thought it was a valid point... as this could go towards CPU etc...
    cheers
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

  2. #2
    Does he need a reason? Funkstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    19,874
    Thanks
    630
    Thanked
    965 times in 816 posts
    • Funkstar's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte EG45M-DS2H
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core2Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz)
      • Memory:
      • 8GB OCZ PC2-6400C5 800MHz Quad Channel
      • Storage:
      • 650GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB ATI Radeon HD4550
      • PSU:
      • Antec 350W 80+ Efficient PSU
      • Case:
      • Antec NSK1480 Slim Mini Desktop Case
      • Operating System:
      • Vista Ultimate 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 + 2408 monitors
      • Internet:
      • Zen 8mb

    Re: 14.1 widescreen laptop resolutions...

    Both my 14.1" laptops have been 1200x800 which just seems right for the size of screen. I could probably copy with 1440x900, and some times that would be great too. But for general use, I think I would actually stick with the lower resolution.

    Although I would like to try the higher one to see what it is like

  3. #3
    That'd Get Ruined! keef247's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brownsville
    Posts
    1,269
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked
    9 times in 8 posts
    • keef247's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Its a laptop so no idea lol
      • CPU:
      • the new 2.4GHz Macbook unibody
      • Memory:
      • 4GB DDR3 1066MHz Corsair XMS
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung Spinpoint SATA2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia 9400M 256MB GDDR3
      • PSU:
      • laptop :P
      • Case:
      • New Macbook Unibody
      • Operating System:
      • OS X Yosemite
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1280x800 LED 13.3 macbook screen
      • Internet:
      • 16mb sky uncapped package... currently around 6-8mb down my road but still 652k is fasssst:D

    Re: 14.1 widescreen laptop resolutions...

    haha might have to go into pc world and have a nose about and act all interested in a 14.1 with my specs res and then go oh i wanted it in midnight purple you havent got it shame *sigh* haha
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

  4. #4
    Will work for beer... nichomach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Preston, Lancs
    Posts
    6,133
    Thanks
    527
    Thanked
    137 times in 98 posts
    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 430
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 20" TFT
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Cable

    Re: 14.1 widescreen laptop resolutions...

    1440x900 is VERY usable; we use Latitude D620s and 630s as well as HP nc6400 and 6910ps that all have 14.1" widescreens at that res. I doubt that you'd be squinting at all unless your vision's actually impaired anyway.

  5. #5
    Senior Trouble Maker muddyfox470's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    moving to Suffolk
    Posts
    3,103
    Thanks
    104
    Thanked
    46 times in 39 posts
    • muddyfox470's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit I-N73HD
      • CPU:
      • E4500
      • Memory:
      • 4Gb PC6400 Corsair ?
      • Storage:
      • 2 x Seagate 7200.12 500Gb and 1 x Hitachi 7k1000.b 750gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Powercolor 4850
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone SG-01e
      • Monitor(s):
      • Fujitsu D22W-1
      • Internet:
      • BT Home

    Re: 14.1 widescreen laptop resolutions...

    1440x900is the standard for a 19 inch widescreen tft so bear in mind the icons will appear smaller at first however you will have more desktop space to use.

    My macbook has a 13.3 inch screen and it has the 1200*800 or whatever resolution, I find it fine for Mac OSX but it can get a bit cramped sometimes. I would pay for the better res should help with a few of your applications. However if you think you will be doing mostly office based work then you might as well save yourself 35 quid

    Ian
    Mac fancier > white macbook base spec .................. CS: muddyfirebang

  6. #6
    finding nemo staffsMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    11,497
    Thanks
    197
    Thanked
    794 times in 741 posts
    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall

    Re: 14.1 widescreen laptop resolutions...

    I've had two HP's with 14.1" wide using both mentioned resolutions. I prefered the 1280 x 800. Although it is a bit more cramped than 1440 x 900 it was easier to read off of etc..

    I would personally go with 1280 x 800 but I prefer to read more easily and use a second screen to add realestate when I'm working.

  7. #7
    Mostly Me Lucio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Tring
    Posts
    5,163
    Thanks
    443
    Thanked
    448 times in 351 posts
    • Lucio's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX-6350 with Cooler Master Seldon 240
      • Memory:
      • 2x4GB Corsair DDR3 Vengeance
      • Storage:
      • 128GB Toshiba, 2.5" SSD, 1TB WD Blue WD10EZEX, 500GB Seagate Baracuda 7200.11
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 270X 4GB
      • PSU:
      • 600W Silverstone Strider SST-ST60F
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF XB
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 64Bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 2032BW, 1680 x 1050
      • Internet:
      • 16Mb Plusnet

    Re: 14.1 widescreen laptop resolutions...

    I've got a laptop that runs at 1440x900, but it's a 17" screen (more sort of a torsotop really!)

    (\___/) (\___/) (\___/) (\___/) (\___/) (\___/) (\___/)
    (='.'=) (='.'=) (='.'=) (='.'=) (='.'=) (='.'=) (='.'=)
    (")_(") (")_(") (")_(") (")_(") (")_(") (")_(") (")_(")


    This is bunny and friends. He is fed up waiting for everyone to help him out, and decided to help himself instead!

  8. #8
    finding nemo staffsMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    11,497
    Thanks
    197
    Thanked
    794 times in 741 posts
    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall

    Re: 14.1 widescreen laptop resolutions...

    My mate has the vostro 1500 with a 1440 x 900 screen. It looks nice enough, probably the perfect size for the res.

  9. #9
    Will work for beer... nichomach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Preston, Lancs
    Posts
    6,133
    Thanks
    527
    Thanked
    137 times in 98 posts
    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 430
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 20" TFT
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Cable

    Re: 14.1 widescreen laptop resolutions...

    Ugh, no! 1680x1050 for 15.4" every time, IMO.

  10. #10
    That'd Get Ruined! keef247's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brownsville
    Posts
    1,269
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked
    9 times in 8 posts
    • keef247's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Its a laptop so no idea lol
      • CPU:
      • the new 2.4GHz Macbook unibody
      • Memory:
      • 4GB DDR3 1066MHz Corsair XMS
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung Spinpoint SATA2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia 9400M 256MB GDDR3
      • PSU:
      • laptop :P
      • Case:
      • New Macbook Unibody
      • Operating System:
      • OS X Yosemite
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1280x800 LED 13.3 macbook screen
      • Internet:
      • 16mb sky uncapped package... currently around 6-8mb down my road but still 652k is fasssst:D

    Re: 14.1 widescreen laptop resolutions...

    cheers for the input guys...

    anyone got the el cheapo vostro line insteada the nasty expensive one?
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

  11. #11
    Senior Member godsdog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Jelly Wall Hotel
    Posts
    737
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked
    61 times in 54 posts
    • godsdog's system
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ04
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 204B
      • Internet:
      • UKFSN ..have to check

    Re: 14.1 widescreen laptop resolutions...

    I got a Vostro 1000 (AMD Turion 64 TL60, 2GB RAM, 120GB HDD, Vista biz, 6 cell battery, 15.4" WS, £363 deal) that turned up this morning for no frills family use. Not plugged and played yet. Whaddyawanna know?

    Edit: Ok. Plugged and played and if the question was which resolution do i prefer on this el cheapo Vostro. There's only one answer to that. Native 1280x800 - no contest.
    .
    .
    .
    Last edited by godsdog; 04-01-2008 at 09:52 PM.
    .
    "Ladies and Gentlemen, take my advice: Pull down your pants and slide on the ice"

  12. #12
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: 14.1 widescreen laptop resolutions...

    Laptop monitors always have huge resolutions yet desktop monitors never do.. its beyond me.6

  13. #13
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Taipei
    Posts
    121
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • smellybumlove's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P5k-PREMIUM
      • CPU:
      • Core2duo E8400 @ 4.1ghz @ 1.3V on A I R
      • Memory:
      • CORSAIR XMS 2x1GB 6400
      • Storage:
      • samsung spinpoint 320gb 16mb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • asus 8800 gts: core@620------ram@2050ghz !!!!!!!!!
      • PSU:
      • enermax 750w
      • Case:
      • cooler master huge black mesh thing, looks good for 11 quid
      • Monitor(s):
      • acer 24'' monster 1080p hdmi
      • Internet:
      • 20mb baby but slow to connect to uk......

    Re: 14.1 widescreen laptop resolutions...

    Quote Originally Posted by keef247 View Post
    just spec'ed this up seeing as I'd made the previous mistake of spec'ing a CD not a C2D cpu...


    looks quite nice yes? anyway i chose the "14.1" Wide Screen WXGA+ (1440x900) TFT Display with TrueLife™" screen upgrade for £35 more... and I just wondered before I go ordering the thing... Is that going to be ridiculous for the screen size even for someone that runs 1600x1200 on a 19" crt?
    I don't want to be squinting... I just assumed the higher the res the better even on a lappy? like is it more spacious but still caring a nice font size ratio?
    interested to see what you reckon...
    if not should i go for the stock res which i think iis something like 1200x800 and just get the True Life screen upgrade? theres £20 difference in the 2 upgrades so I thought it was a valid point... as this could go towards CPU etc...
    cheers
    wow before considering dusting the creditcard off consider that with a higher spec (2.2ghz for s start) and same resoluton in a 13.3 asus W7 that weighs under 2 kgs with battey and is made in taiwan NOT china like the dell.
    oh yeah asus 2 year global warrenty as well.
    750, how much is the dell?

  14. #14
    That'd Get Ruined! keef247's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brownsville
    Posts
    1,269
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked
    9 times in 8 posts
    • keef247's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Its a laptop so no idea lol
      • CPU:
      • the new 2.4GHz Macbook unibody
      • Memory:
      • 4GB DDR3 1066MHz Corsair XMS
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung Spinpoint SATA2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia 9400M 256MB GDDR3
      • PSU:
      • laptop :P
      • Case:
      • New Macbook Unibody
      • Operating System:
      • OS X Yosemite
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1280x800 LED 13.3 macbook screen
      • Internet:
      • 16mb sky uncapped package... currently around 6-8mb down my road but still 652k is fasssst:D

    Re: 14.1 widescreen laptop resolutions...

    was that sarcasm smellybumlove? either way its 437...delivered...also a 13.3 would be weaksauce eyestrain at that res:S
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

  15. #15
    radix lecti dave87's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    12,806
    Thanks
    657
    Thanked
    931 times in 634 posts
    • dave87's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus
      • CPU:
      • i5 3470k under Corsair H80 WC
      • Memory:
      • 8gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 240gb SSD + 120gb SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus HD7950
      • PSU:
      • XFX 600w Modular
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A05FNB + Acoustipack
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x Dell S2309W (1920x1080)
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity Option 2

    Re: 14.1 widescreen laptop resolutions...

    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach View Post
    Ugh, no! 1680x1050 for 15.4" every time, IMO.
    Spot on - exactly what I've got in the Dell Inspiron I'm using atm.

  16. #16
    finding nemo staffsMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    11,497
    Thanks
    197
    Thanked
    794 times in 741 posts
    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall

    Re: 14.1 widescreen laptop resolutions...

    I hate 1680 x 1050 on 15", it's awful to my eyes.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Acer 14.1" Widescreen Laptop £316.95 Delivered From Comet
    By npk2005 in forum Retail Therapy and Bargains
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 25-10-2006, 03:03 PM
  2. Price Check Dell 9300 17" Widescreen Laptop
    By sybrows in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-02-2006, 10:16 PM
  3. Widescreen Desktop Resolutions - How To?
    By Parm in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-07-2005, 09:05 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 21-04-2005, 01:49 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •