Originally Posted by 775
man why dont they offer the glossy screen on this or the v6..
15.1" SXGA+ Crystal Shine (high brightness) LCD Panel
Originally Posted by Djembe_Rob
someone started a thread with that info. http://notebookforums.com/showthread.php?t=68589
Well after looking some various latops at a store, I've decided the 15.4" widescreen is a bit too large for me. Although they are kind of nice, these laptops are a bit bulky in my opinion.
Even though their weight is not much, most of these 15.4" notebooks seem larger to me than my current notebook (a Dell Inspiron 8100 15" UXGA, P3M1GHz, GeForce2go 32MB, which is pretty thick and weighs about 8 or 8.5 lbs or so). I definately want a good downsizing. But I've only seen the mainstream models (toshiba, sony, HP, Compaq, etc)
As far as the glossy screens, they do look very nice but reflections might get annoying sometimes, so I can go either way on that.
The slower RAM and only 64MB of VRAM in the V6V doesnt bother me much (probably wont have any great pefrormance difference), but I really think a NV6600 or ATIx700 would be a real improvement.
The Sager 4880 is nice, but is there (or will soon be) something with similar specs, but about 6 lbs or less with 15" LCD, and no thicker than maybe 1.2"? I'd be willing to make some sacrifices for this size/weight, as long as it has x700/6600 video. This is really all that is holding me back from getting the V6V now, and the physical size (wide) and chassis of the Z71v is all that stops me from getting it when its available.
If no nice laptops of this size and video card type are going to be available soon (maybe a couple months at most), then I've got to decide on 3 things..
-Z71V (maybe I'll get used to the size and get to like the widescreen, plus the battery life is appealing)
-A last generation (400Mhz CPU, ATI9700) with 15" LCD and a nice slim maybe alloy chassis (should be a few options).
Any opinions or recommendations?
Thanks for all the input