What is the quality like? I know 2 people who have 1 year old 17" Inspirons. Their screens look terrible. The screen is sparkly and looks pixelish. Is the Inspiron 6400 w/ WXGA+ like that? how good is the screen quality? any pictures?
The i6400 is offered with two screen choices:
(1) WXGA: resolution 1280 x 800; or
(2) WSXGA+: resolution 1680 x 1050
Generally speaking, if you want quality go with the WSXGA+ option. Not only do you get the increased screen real estate as a result of the higher resolution, but they also generally have better viewing angles and such than the WXGA option. As they say, you get what you pay for.
That being said. either choice is good. The older 17" displays were horrible, no doubt, but Dell has been pushing (for the most part) quality 15.4" widescreens for years.