Laptop -15" or 15.4" widescreen?

  Daibus 22:56 09 Dec 2005
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Is there any general feeling out there which is the really preferable screen to have on a laptop - 15.4" widescreen or the conventional 15"

I know it's maybe just a matter of opinion but I thought it was worth asking as I just can't decide which format is best for general use.

Cheers.

  Skills 23:03 09 Dec 2005

If you watch alot of movies then a widescreen will be really useful.

I have a 15.4 widescreen model and its fine for general use. If you strech picture to the full screen thou they are out of proportion

  ade.h 19:55 10 Dec 2005

Unless you play games on it (which may not have the correct setting for the widescreen aspect ratio and thus appear stretched) a 15.4" is significantly better for most applications and multi-window working. The only - very minor - drawback is that my collection of 1280x1024 wallpapers have to be edited to 1280x800 to avoid stretching.

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