Originally Posted by Rogu
I have been searching google and here for answers about Leakage. I read the FAQ and saw the pictures. I have also read that some people have no light leakage? I keep reading that light leakage is normal. Well I was wondering what is considered normal light leakage. I saw pictures of bad light leakage but nothing classified as normal. The leakage I have is like wavy at the bottom, it isn't a solid line.www.gg-lan.com/123123/light.jpgwww.gg-lan.com/123123/light2.jpg
My friend has some light leakage but when he saw mine he said, "That looks like a ****ing sunrise." It looks a little worse in person but not by much. I am just not sure if that is the normal and if I pay 2700 for a system I want something really good.
Light leakage IS NORMAL, Ive never seen a laptop that didnt have some, My 9300 came with the samsung x4766 wxga+ panel, it had alot of light leakage on a black screen, never noticed it on day to day usage though, but it did look alot like some of the pictures floating around on the forum. After six weeks there is very little light leakage at all, only on a black screen toward the bottom of the screen. With time and usage, this will dissipate with whatever make and model of lcd panel you get. So dont panic, as anyone can tell you this will dissipate, I am very happy with my panel, sharp, colorful, great viewing angles and lots of brightness, I havent had any reason to adjust my colors or anything using the nvidia panel or digital vibrance.
Its very easy to get obsessed about these problems you keep hearing about with the lcd panels, most of them are just hype, and since you cant do much about it but order one and evaluate it yoruself, what are you waiting for??
I recommend staying away from WUXGA high resolution panels if you are not used to them or have never used them or you use a desktop at 1024x768 or less. Another thing you should know is that most games and all web pages do not support the 1920x1200 resolution of the WUXGA panel, your video card will have to work harder to render all those extra pixels that your games and web pages dont support anyhow, making the extra 125 dollars a waste of money and overkill. I also do not like the glossy screen on the WUXGA panel, some do, to each his own and good luck. Just dont buy a WUXGA panel thinking the world is going to look soo much better on it than a WXGA, its not true and I say this as I have used both panels extensively.
One more thing about the light leakage, rest assured it will go away and usually the panels with light leakage are brighter overall than their counterparts that come with very little leakage initially. You also have to ask yourself, how often do you sit and stare at a black screen when using your laptop??? Rest easy, if thats all the concerns you have on your lcd panel you will be just fine. Enjoy