Originally Posted by dellbert
I have seen about 6 different 9300/XPS2 lappies. In my experience, the quality of the LCD doesn't vary much, but the brightness and consistency of the backlight does vary a lot. I also discovered that a lot of the backlight brightness variance comes from the motherboard and not the LCD itself!
If you want to try an interesting experiment, swap your Samsung and LG LCDs (it's easy to swap the entire lid assembly). I'd be willing to bet that the difference you are seeing is due to brightness, and that the brightness is a function of the laptop. So, if you swap the LCDs, you might actually prefer the Samsung on the brighter XPS2.
What I found was that the LG looks better when it is brighter. The brightness makes the "sparkle" less apparent and the whites look whiter. However, when I compared an LG and a Samsung at the same brightness level, I preferred the Samsung, but that's just a personal preference.
Bottom line: backlight intensity makes a huge difference.
Plus I gotta decide to send one back so I don't want to risk any mistakes to either one. One has already been taken apart and the lid is kinda loose on it, even after the Dell guy tighten the screws nicely.