I got my Buffalo Airstation yesterday and wlan is working perfectly. Powersaving maximum, 12.5% transmit power, and getting full signal strength. And I am not even using this in the same room where the airstation is
I only have 4 other panels to compare to and I'm not an expert in the subject but maybe the comparison between these 5 gives you some kind of idea.
The four others are Toshiba Satellite with 14" XGA, hp with 12" XGA (from the time before HP/Compaq), F-S Amilo with 15" SXGA+ and one dell with 15" UXGA which I have only briefly used at work so (can't even remember which one).
I think this is the brightest and sharpest from these five but can't guarantee this for the dell. I didn't like the dell because text got quite small and I program a lot so I prefer more of this SXGA+. Of course you can change the font settings in the windows and so on but.. well, it's up to you.
I have only compared side to side with the Toshiba and the HP. It really showed a big difference. The Toshiba wasn't at all as sharp and bright and the black and whites were missing something. White had a bit of yellow in it and black turned in to a very dark gray.
The hp is a bit better with the colours but both of these lack good viewing angles. And this is still a lot brighter and sharper (if you mean this with "crisp", then i would say crispy
). I don't know if XGAs usually have smaller viewing angles than SXGA+ or UXGA? Anyone?
The Amilo is a nice to compare because of the same size and resolution. I don't think the amilo is bad at all but because I find the viewing angles to be one point to compare I found out the amilo to have slightly more narrow angles. I think image can be "too sharp" at points and was finding a bit of this in the amilo (or am I just jealous
?, lol). Especially at the edges of white.
I don't think you're going to be dissapointed, however, propably the XGA display lacks something that 15" SXGA+ and UXGA has.
I was thinking of buying the nc6000 but we only have it with XGA display here in Finland. I also do a bit of graphics and like to have some more workspace. Maybe I would have gotten nc6000 if it had had SXGA+. Then again it's almost the same as getting 15" UXGA (which we only have in the nw8000 mobile workstation).
I don't know if this helped. And if some pro AW/Sager/whatever starts yapping about how good their screens are, I believe you so save the bother
. And what comes for the Mechanic, don't even bother answering.