Oh boy, you 8890 owners-to-be are lucky SOBs. On a second thought, I am perfectly happy with my UXGA 5680
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10/1/03 at 9:36am
|Originally posted by aussie
After sacrificing so many bananas and using my 8890 SXGA screen for a week there is no way repeat no way I am going to part with it for some UXGA upstart.
Stay away you UXGA people, I love my SXGA (/hugs his 8890 - bad man go away, bad man go away)
QXGA maybe (because you can then run 4 XGA screens or 1 XGA at native 2:1 res).
I find going to the UXGA (tested a Toshiba UXGA screen) the fonts are too small to comfortably read during normal work (my need for a QXGA is for special cases only).
The question I asked myself when looking at resolutions was this: what am I going to use the extra screen real-estate for? I normally surf in with one page taking the whole screen, so UXGA will only save me having to scroll down sometimes, spread sheets are a good use of UXGA but invariably I find even then my sheets are larger than even UXGA , stock market analysis - again I found the move from XGA to SXGA really made a difference. This may be a use for UXGA. Coding, two telnet sessions side by side works on SXGA - eye strain at UXGA for me.
To run UXGA games you are going to need faster than the 9600 (any 5680 UXGA owners have any comments on this?) to get decent frame rates imho.
I would select the SXGA if both options were available. Go for what works for you.
|Originally posted by Divine_Madcat
But, the thing i wanted to touch on, is the graphics card. Right now, i run every game installed at 1600x1200, with no problem. Im talking, UT2k3, SC, BF42, DC, etc. The 9600 is a very capable card, and we wont see it really stressed for some time...
|Originally posted by JeffinFlorida
Ive been trying to send my 8887 back to sager for a while now (not that they will not take it - Ive just been using the machine non-stop). My main complaint was my UXGA 16.1. I would much much rather have the SXGA...I certainly wouldnt pay for an "upgrade" to UXGA.