Based on many posts you have made, I get the feeling that you do a lot of gaming. Thus, for you, the extra real estate is of little value. However, as a manager/developer who multitasks like a mad man, the extra real estate is absolutely necessary for getting my job(s) done efficiently. At home, on my 21" desktop monitor, I use a resolution of 1768 x 13??. I am a real-estate junkie!
What really bothers me, however, is that my current laptop cannot keep up with my current demands. But, I am loathe to spend a pile of money on a new machine that lacks the single critical feature I need.
Not that you really care, but the day after Clevo offers a WUXGA screen that is of the same quality as the Sony, you will have an order from me. Of course, should any other vendor offer a decent machine (i.e., 9860-ish class) with this screen before Clevo does, then they will get my business instead of you.