Originally Posted by 5150 Joker
What about the 30% brighter claim made by Dell? Did any of you that moved from a 9300/XPS2/M170 notice this?
I've had all LG screens, 2 in an M170 and now in a 1710. My conclusion is that yes, it does seem marginally brighter, I dunno if I would support a claim of 30% though, maybe 15-20%. A percentage of brightness is hard to subjectively determine. Unfortunately all of the other faults...uneven lighting, graininess, dark corners, light leakage, inability to display deep blacks and white whites, viewing angle problems are all still there. If you're going to buy a Dell, you need to just accept that you have an extremely high chance of getting a crap screen, and that you may have to exchange quite a few times to get one that's decent. Not very many people have scored "perfect" ones.
I've ranted about the Dell screens in countless threads here. It still ticks me off, but i'm just living with it now. I am tired of playing the tech support/customer care game. As i've also stated, if it weren't for the machine being so great in every other way, I would have scrapped the Dell idea and gone with another manufacturer. I would definitely support someone exchanging until they are happy though, Dell OWES you a satisfactory screen. There's no arguing they generally offer good value, but until they start selling the 1710 and the 1705 for 4 or 500 bucks..they need to not cut such sharp corners to satisfy profit goals.