Originally Posted by metallik
No idea if it's a Brilliant display, I will check whether it's a C or D as soon as possible (not on my laptop right now).
* Display quality seems to be quite good, but not "brilliant" (maybe it is just me). 1200x800 is fine for me. 60 Hz perhaps too little. (I hope new display-drivers can solve this?)
* Sound quality is very good (for a laptop); has two little woofers next to the speekers.
* Performance: awesome. (but haven't tried out anything heavy yet)
* Noise is absolutely no issue: almost nothing hearable. Fan is very quiet.
* Case, keyboard, touchpad, connectivity: very good!
* Weighs a lot! (but not really a problem for me)
* Battery adapter is hilariously big and heavy, just a brick!
* Radio controlled I/R mouse doesn't work and doesn't look very solid.
I am very tempted by it - and the chances are that I'll be buying one tomorrow, but the only thing putting me off is that once you buy from Lidl you *have* to keep it. You do not have any return policy unless its broken... so you have to be very sure that the system is for you.
I am pleased to note that you say that there are no issues with the noise as this is one of my main concerns when buying laptops; the last thing I want is a fan that is on constantly, and loud.
How well is the WiFi working .. acceptable?
I am of the understanding, like you, that 60Hz is the usual refresh rate of a laptop/LCD display and that it should offer a very 'steady' image (much more so than CRT monitors clocking in at higher refreshes!) .. *but* I could be wrong; and you seem to be of the impression that the picture is not 'steady' enough?
Oh, .. and have you checked for any "Dead Pixels" .. ?
Lastly, when you get the chance, see if you can find if its model 'C' or 'D' .. (hopefully 'D' revision) ..
Let me know more of your thoughts once you get home and get some more use out of it! -)
Regarding refresh rates:
|The VESA standard states that the minimum refresh rate to avoid eye strain is 72 Hz. Some of the good CRT monitors can go much higher. Ideally a refresh rate of 85 Hz should be OK for most people using 17 inch monitors. Due to difference in technology the LCD Monitors are clear winners as refresh rate is not an issue with them. Normally you get a choice of two different refresh rates on the LCD monitor but it is best to go with the recommendations of the manufacturer.