I've owned several HP 17" with ultra bright.
My current HP is dv9500T
LCD Ultra Bright
Ultra bright cannot be purchased in store, it has to be purchased online
I've seen lots of screens, but nothing so far compares to the ultra bright. I read somewhere that there are two guns behind the screen and that's why it's so bright from " any " angle.
I get comments all the time on how bright, clear and crisp it is regardless of the users viewing angles ( across room, 180 degrees horizontal or vertical ).
I can view my screen in bright sunlight during middle of the day.
I wanted to purchase lenovo; however, their screens wash out completely in day light and i like to work outside on picnic table, park bench, near window where sunlight is coming through etc... Suspect lenovo thinkpads are for business and it's probably one of those unintention security features.
Anyway, wish hp had 19??x1200, etc with ultra bright, but the ultra bright is so good i choose it over dell...
Dell usually does very well too... Can't comnent on dells current offerings, but i liked the old 8200 inspirion WUXGA i had with 1600x1200.
Again, i've not seen anything that compares to the " HP ULTRA BRIGHT "...
Don't listen to anyone's comments regarding the ultra bright unless they've actually owned one. You cannot purchase this in store so unless they've purchased it online and specifically requested ultra bright, then they're comments are not based on facts, experience, etc...
Again, the Ultra Bright is never provided as demo in stores, outlets, wherehouses ( costco's ), etc...