Just want to add my voice to the chorus of nays on this screen. It really is bad. I regret wasting my time ordering it. I hopped on a good deal, here in Japan, after reading that pcmag review. Soon after I discovered the myriad of forums bringing up the screen issue. I hoped against hope that it was some sort of mass hysteria, but alas, no. If you haven't seen it, trust me, it is shocking poor. The hazy sparkly film is certainly a deal breaker for me, even though I love the build quality other wise. (good keyboard, great speakers - too bad no physical volume control like on Toshibas). To add insult to injury, the screen really isn't very bright at all, even when turned up all the way, and the view angles are nothing to write home about. I just got the computer yesterday, and used it for a few hours, hoping I could learn to love the screen, but the more I use it, the more I realize, I am ready to put up with dealing with Japanese dell support to get rid of it. It is telling that, I don't even want to use it now, at all. I am typing this on an excellent, albeit heavy 17'' wide qosmio (toshiba). It was my first dell, and I fear it could be my last. I think I will go the sony 17'' wide route, or wait for a hi-res toshiba.
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12/10/04 at 1:31am