One thing that I think is an important consideration between SXGA and UXGA is the difference if you have a dead/stuck pixel. As the 5660 was my first laptop, I was not aware of this issue, and was a little worried about it based on some people who had had new laptops arrive with dead pixels. Having recieved mine, I have located 2 stuck pixels, one dark blue, top center of screen, one light blue, top left corner. They were discovered after a close (i mean close, lol) inspection as in UXGA it is impossible for me to see them from beyond about 4 inches away from the screen. For SXGA+ I bet it wouldn't be much of a problem either. But I have heard from some people on here with the 8886 having complained about a stuck white pixel being an annoyance. Additionally, the program I will be running on it for work, AutoCAD, I have heard is just awesome in UXGA. Other than that, it really is a personal preference, but rest assured, after making the adjustments for the small text, and with young eyes, I am highly pleased having gone with UXGA. Good luck, I think you will be pleased with your new computer either way
PS. Shameless unsolicited plug for PCTorque. I ordered my computer last monday night, well after business hours. I got lots of e-mail correspondence, the machine shipped on TUESDAY!!??? and by friday afternoon, I was sitting down with the brand new machine, which has worked perfectly almost nonstop for the last 3 days, through all the technical stuff of setting up a new computer. No problems, no issues. Just quick (4 frickin days!!!!!) and easy. I think it is important to note that a company that has good service when problems arrise is good, but a company that reduces the amount of problems is even better. I will be sure to hop on reseller ratings, and I urge any who havent yet to do so as well, as it will help this community to grow and prosper.