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> List of notebooks under $1500 with 1920x1080 or higher res screen?
wearetheborg
 Posted: Jun 29 2011, 02:14 AM
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What are the notebooks available with 1920x1080 or higher res screen, and sample prices for each? Anti-glare screens a plus.

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1. HP DV6t, anti glare 1920x1080 costs $1100 I believe (US)
2. HP DV8 1920x1080 glossy, cost $1300 (Europe).

Listing where/which country would be (extra) helpful.


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 Posted: Jun 29 2011, 03:12 AM
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I hope you'll forgive my devil's advocacy, but... do you really need a full-HD screen? I mean, 1920×1080 does not come cheap or easy - doubly so for laptops.

Even if you're cutting footage on the road* it's a hard sell because at 17", you'd be operating with a 130dpi montior. That's a bit tiny, and it only gets harder on the eyes as screen size decreases - 150dpi for 15" screen, or 170dpi for a 13" screen.

Again, sorry about the non-answer answer, but the only sub-$1500 HD solution I know of involves toting a dedicated HD panel and miniATX around in a sling (and I suspect that's not an option).

* Been there, done that, have the footage, two certifiably-dead Li-ion batteries, and the catering bill to prove it

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redman
 Posted: Jun 29 2011, 05:59 AM
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Something else to keep in mind is that it matters where you live in the world.
Not everywhere the same price is paid (not to mention shipping costs and garantuee claims).
Perhaps listing where/which country would be (extra) helpful.


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 Posted: Jun 29 2011, 03:47 PM
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QUOTE (NeoAmsterdam @ Jun 28 2011, 10:12 PM)
I hope you'll forgive my devil's advocacy, but... do you really need a full-HD screen?  I mean, 1920×1080 does not come cheap or easy - doubly so for laptops.

Even if you're cutting footage on the road* it's a hard sell because at 17", you'd be operating with a 130dpi montior.  That's a bit tiny, and it only gets harder on the eyes as screen size decreases - 150dpi for 15" screen, or 170dpi for a 13" screen.


Yes, yes I really need it. High res makes it easier on the eyes, given the same physical font size. Its clearer. And linux is awesome at scaling fonts. In fact, on my 18.4 1920x1080 I have set the DPI at 76, and use font scaling on individual applications. It works great. I do not want to see grainy text. Crystal clear as if painted on text makes it easier on the eyes.


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 Posted: Jun 29 2011, 11:12 PM
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QUOTE (wearetheborg @ Jun 29 2011, 03:47 PM)
Yes, yes I really need it.
Just double-checking - y'never know.

Anyway... the only other under-$1500 notebook I've seen is Dell's XPS 15z - Acer didn't post their laptops' screen sizes in pixels (probably a marketing descision), and as far as I could tell Lenovo doesn't have a full HD laptop (I'm shocked and appalled rolleyes.gif). Assuming that this will be an SL-to-go laptop, I'd say that the HP DV6t would probably be your best option.

I hope that's helpful.
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 Posted: Oct 10 2011, 08:12 PM
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I have as CLEVO P150HM, 15,6 inches 16/9 FULL HD

My config is :
- Intel Core i7-2720QM – 32nm – Quad-Core – (6Mo L3, 2,2GHz – 3,3GHz) - Sandy bridge
- 16Go RAM
- AMD mobility Radeon HD6970M – 2Gb RAM
- Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 – Chipset Wi-Fi 2.4GHz et 5GHz et Bluetooth 2.1, 2.1+EDR, 3.0, 3.0+HS
- 2 x Seagate ST9750420AS - 750Gb/7200tr/min SATA-3
- 2 x USB2 + 2 x USB3 + eSATA + DVI

Bought at hawkforce.de

I am currently running Linux Mint and I plan to install SL
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sysiphus
 Posted: Nov 9 2011, 10:40 PM
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I picked up a Lenovo ThinkPad T520 for just over $1k USD during one of their very frequent sales+a 10% off coupon they gave me for registering an email address with them.

My config is pretty basic:

15" 1920x1080 screen
i5-2410m
6GB RAM
320GB HDD (lucked out and got a WD Scorpio Black)
Intel 6205 WiFI
Intel HD 3000 Graphics
Bluetooth (which doesn't work out of the box with SL 6.1...not that I really need it)

I deliberately stuck to Intel WiFi/Graphics for easy Linux compatibility smile.gif


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I would highly recommend watching for Lenovo deals. They have some fantastic deals.

For $1,300 during labor day sale:
Thinkpad W520, 15 inch
1920x1080 screen (with very good color gamut)
i7 Quadcore Sandy Bridge
NVidia Quadro 1000 w/ 2GB memory
and 16 GB of RAM (Actually, it came with 8GB but it has four RAM slots so I added another 8GB for about $40.)

It makes my numerical analysis programs run SO FAST.

Oh, I should mention that it weighs a lot.
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