Originally Posted by crellion
If anyone could cook up a good comparison between these glossy screens that would be great.... BTW, I was at Microcenter when they told me that Fijitsu Crystal-View's are the best because they have the highest resolution for glossy screens.... Dont know if that is true or not....
The statement that the "Fujitsu Crystal View is best" is probably correct, but probably for the wrong reason.
If I understand your question correctly, you are looking for the notebook that best displays the brightest, most accurate color reproduction... at least that's the premise I'm replying to.
It isn't a matter of screen resolution,which is essentially a pixel display ability: think pixel count horizonatally and pixel count vertically, but a matter of contrast ratio. For example, you could have a laptop with a 1024X768 resolution with a 400:1 contrast ratio that might look MUCH better than a laptop with a higher 1440X900 resolution screen with a 250:1 contrast ratio.
Most laptops have a contrast ratio of 250:1 (Laptop Magazine, Dec. 2004, page 174, paragraph 3).
Toshiba LCDs ramp that up a bit to 300:1... (Laptop Magazine, Dec. 2004, page 174, paragraph 3).
The Fujitsu N6010 has a 400:1 contrast ratio, at least according to their own issued press releases. I've seen this corroborated at another laptop review source but can't seem to find the link. When I find it, I'll post it. More often than not, manufacturer claims of excessively elevated contrast ratio are usually exaggerated, but, in my opinion, not in the case of the Fujitsu.
Based on my own "eyeball review", the Fujitsu does win as having the best color reproduction and brightness. Black seems more a "true black" than on other laptops... and reproducing true black color is a very hard thing for an LCD to do (BUT manufacturers are getting better and better at doing this. In the future, high definition, flat panel LCD based TVs will supplant plasma based TVs... however... this is another issue).
Regarding HP: I was underwhelmed when looking at HP screens. They are good to very good... but distinctly inferior to Fujitsu, Toshiba and Sony.
I haven't looked seriously at buying a Sony laptop, or at Sony laptop contrast ratios, as I'm really not interested in a Sony laptop. I personally find them 1: overpriced and 2: of a rather flimsy build quality.... but that's just my opinion.
Personally, I'd go for a Fujitsu or a Toshiba.
That's my take on this issue.