15.4" 1920x1200 notebook resolution...?

  andy@ 16:57 01 Nov 2006
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Do you think I will get used to this res and screen size? Or time to return PC now...?

Anyone tried this combo.

I've bought it for photo editing...Icons within image editing software are v.small. I can boost dpi setting from 96 up to 200, but this sometimes gives unwanted general formatting results...in other programs.

Andy

  sean-278262 17:04 01 Nov 2006

Have you tried reducing the monitor resolution?

  andy@ 17:13 01 Nov 2006

Yes, thanks. Because it's less that the optimum native resolution (1920x1200) the text (screen) is less distinct - slightly fuzzy. This is what I was unaware of. I mistakenly thought it would be sharp at all lower resolutions...but apparently the smaller number of pixels are stretched to fit the screen.

Andy

  Totally-braindead 17:17 01 Nov 2006

You could try the download from Microsoft for cleartype and see if that helps. Don't have the link to it but I'm sure someone will.

  Stuartli 19:21 01 Nov 2006

Some info about notebook resolutions.

ClearType is part of the XP PowerToys lineup:

click here

  andy@ 13:24 09 Nov 2006

I sent it back in the end - now awaiting a 17" 1440x900. Decided against the 1920x1200 option this time, because I reckon, even at 17", this will be a tad hard on the eyes after a while.

Andy

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