I have read a few threads about widescreen vs. standard, so I know it’s mostly about preference. What I would like to know is what widescreen users like or dislike about the screens. So far I have read that some of the benefits about widescreen are watching DVDs, wider view on gaming (if the game has a widescreen option), and being able to view two web pages side by side. I am not sure if this is enough for me to really appreciate widescreen, so are there other reasons I should consider? Something else that seems like it might be a benefit is the keyboard looks as if it might be a little nicer and fuller on a widescreen then a standard, talking about the 15.4” not the 17” full keyboards. Something else I would like to know is if word processing and viewing just one web page benefit at all from widescreens. It just seems so many daily programs are totally designed for a standard screen. Granted a lot of laptops are coming out with widescreens, but considering most desktop monitors are still standard, I am not sure how many future programs are going to really change to be better used on widescreens. I really want to get a widescreen laptop, but I plan to have it for a while and don’t want to be unsatisfied with it down the road.
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5/4/04 at 5:51pm