When I read this posts SXGA seems like a bad choice to go with. Why is that?
1280*1024 is not a bad native resolution. It gives you a nice workspace.
I have 17" desktop LG LCD with the same native resolution, and I work mostly in Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Illustrator. I find it comfortable to work on.
Things I'm more worried about are brightness, contrast and color representation. Adam mentioned two or three times now that Sager is getting a very good feedback on 16" SXGA, so that is enough for me.
I never had a chance to work on UXGA, but I can imagine switching from a notebook with UXGA to SXGA can be hard decision to make. But that doesn't mean SXGA is bad choice as someone would think browsing through this forum.