My eyes....ouch....my eyes....
Got my lappy yesterday....what a beast, didn't think it was going to be that large, but hey a 17" screen will do that to the size. First impressions, very well built system, great keyboard (compared to 8600 & 600m), 50lbs Power supply, a bit of an issue with the rubber legs - front left lifts up when the screen is at 100+ degree angle.
So the screen.... it has minimal light leakage on the bottom, but the sparkle issue is terrible. Couple of observations, the sparkle effect happens if your head is positioned straight in line with the display, if you look from an angle down onto the screen it is less noticeable. Open notepad, and the sparkle effect everyone is ranting about is there, I got the LG screen and there is texture you see on the screen, hard to explain and impossible to recreate with my Canon Digital Rebel. The sides of the screen are darker if you look straight at the display, and even with Powerstrip Gamma and Color optimization it is still noticeable. I don't know if I could get used to it...
There has been many opinions in regards to the LG screen on the XPS2 and it depends on many factors if your display shows a sparkle effect:
1. Angle you are positioned when viewing the screen
2. Other light sources
3. Gamma and Color settings
4. How close you are to the screen
5. Your opinion on what a smooth white surface should look like
In my books, I anticipated the whites to be like looking at a glass of milk, smooth and...well simply white. This LG screen is far from that. There is texture on the whites when viewing notepad for example fully maximized, and if you move your head slightly you will notice that the textures appear to be moving. Compare it to the Sony or Toshiba screens and they DO NOT have the same texture effect. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg, what a ________ of _______, _________ _______ ________ _____ screen. I need a replacement....