Hey, all. I'm just curious if any of you have the i8600 with WUXGA? Would love to hear your impressions of this. Seriously looking at this lappy with the 2.0 Dothan and aforementioned screen.
Thanks, in advance.
Thanks, in advance.
Originally Posted by okuda
if $$$ is not a factor then go for it...
Originally Posted by sakor1
4.(iii) Why does my LCD look blurry at lower resolutions?
LCD screens have a "native" resolution associated with them and can only display a clear and crisp, full-screen image at that resolution. For example, when the resolution of a WUXGA LCD (1920x1200 pixels max) is set to 1920x1200, each pixel the operating system displays matches one physical pixel on the screen. This results in a clear, sharp image.
But, by contrast, if the resolution of a WUXGA LCD is lowered to 960x600, each pixel the operating system displays (logical pixels) must take up double the length and height of a physical pixel. As a result of this, a 200x250 pixel image would take up 400x500 physical pixels on the screen. This leads to a distorted picture, as every vertical and horizontal line would appear straight and fine, but diagonal lines and curves would appear "blocky" or jagged.
On some resolutions, this distortion becomes much more noticeable. A 1920x1200 screen running at 1280x800 (the WXGA resolution) would have a ratio of logical pixels to physical pixels of about 3:2, therefore a 20 pixel wide logical object would use 30 physical pixels. But this in turn means, a 5 pixel wide object requires 7.5 pixels on-screen, and a pixel cannot be "half on." Therefore, video cards (and integrated video) will blur the edge of the images by blending colours; this is called Anti-Aliasing (AA). This AA of the jagged edges caused by the resolution change is what results in the blurriness.
Hopefully that makes some kind of sense for you all, if your head is spinning then there is not much more I can do, I am rather proud of this explanation which is gathered from several sources; carefully edited and reworded for what is hopefully an intuitive and understandable spiel.
In any case, it is for this reason that it is very important to scope out what screen you want before buying, as we get a lot of people here thinking that when they are buying the WUXGA/ SXGA they are buying the best as far as quality is concerned, only to come here after receiving it complaining the fonts are hurting their eyes because they are too small, or it looks bad in any other resolution. The LCD's are all the same quality wise, you should continue what you are doing by looking at screens and decide what resolution suits you, to avoid disappointment later.