|Well first off cantora you should probably say instead of low-quality that they aren't ruggedized, since most people seem to find both machines pretty sturdy. Secondly most people prefer the wuxga over the wsxga on 17" notebooks.
Well not so much ruggedized, just the internal parts. I've worked as a notebook technician and sales consultant for mmmm 6 years - which is where I am "pulling" this information from. I have worked for Acer, TPG, Queensland Goverment & a couple of retail stores (where I am now). And from what I have discovered over the years, the internal quality has never impressed me on Dell or Clevo and neither has the build quality. I would add these two up and put a "low quality" sticker on them.
As a sales consultant with notebooks I have found that the majority of my customers looking for 17" notebooks buy WSXGA because UXGA is only really useful for drafting but nothing else (I shouldn't have said "no work" in my other post). I know for a simple, proven, fact that my customers want an SWXGA, especially those who play games.
I quote what I have found through quite alot of experience. there are few games that you would want to run efficiently in 1920x1200, even with a 7800GTX video card + your lack of digital TV support makes a 1920 resolution pointless over a 1680. And yeah, I am also a gamer, of course (FPS/MMO). Sure WOW and GuildWars might be slightly better with a higher resolution but still not 1900+. A flight simulator would probably be fine in 1900 but then, if you're running MSFS 2005 in 1920 you're going to want to make sure everything in your computer works beautifully. You're going to run most games in 1280-1680 anyway, especially FPS, that and considering most notebooks with the U and S screens these days are gloss. Gloss screens are very nice, to a degree, but when you're form is so small that you can barely see individual bits of detail the slightest reflection on the gloss is quite frustrating.
I hope that answers your quests as to where I get my information from and backs up the points I made. I am more than happy to accept that you have your personal opinion but I make my money of working with what people want+need. Knowing the quality of my products (how much they should be warrented) is also quite important.