Originally Posted by Randhat
I'm debating between these two displays on an 8000t. My primary work will be photo editing and re-touching...(I work for a portrait studio). I orginally planned to opt for the higher resolution WSXGA+ but it the BrightView screen. The more expensive and "better" UltraBright is the lower resolution WXGA+. For anyone who has seen or used both displays...would you recommend going with the higher res BrightView or the lower res UltraBright. What are the differences between BrightView and UltraBright?
Differences between BrightView and UltraBright?
Dual lamp, extra lamp at the top, cover slightly thicker, decreased battery life. Extra expense when a lamp goes out, extra weight, heat...
I ordered mine with the higher resolution WSXGA+, single lamp option. Dual lamp gives slightly better (even) screen lighting.
One unit you may want to check out is the DELL 1705.... 1900x1200 (I think), and I think it's dual lamped.
If you end up buying the HP.... buy from COSTCO www.costco.com
If you're not a "member" it's worth becoming a member. Costco has a lifetime money back policy on everything, 6 month return on computers...
Ordering thru HP "direct" gives you like a 21 return window. and your only allow (1) return, then they "ban" you I've heard. Regardless HP is higher priced, and has a very short return /grace period.
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(May have missed it on the Costco site, ... but I wish Costco would work out something with DELL to allow you to CTO (Custom to Order), Custom spec out a unit.)
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One more thing, extra battery is $83 if ordered at time laptop is ordered thru Costco...
($99 if ordered thru HP)
If you order a battery later thru HP... Hp wants like $180... for the same $99 battery. Keep in mind also you CAN purchase the accident /repair warranty thru HP once you receive a unit purchased thru Costco.
Keep in mind also that I "think" the HP accident /repair warranty is priced WAY higher than the one thru DELL... So compare the units "total cost...
Dell may turn out to be a better option for you do to the higher resolution screen.
I was sort of thinking about a DELL 1705... I think their two year accident /repair warranty is like $99, vs $250+ from HP... (May be wrong on those fiqures.)
I'd look into the 7900 video card option on the DELL... My thought process being that if the card can run the latest games that would help unload the CPU, make rendering images faster. (it should help on doing CAD rendering as well.)
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