Originally Posted by Neuron
No, it is not at all blurry or distorted. Truthfully, it's an average quality WXGA screen, it's just that when compared to nicer screens it doesn't have the same range of viewing angle and brightness. I've decided that I'm happy with mine after all -- I think my initial ambivalence is because I'm used to looking at my dual headed desktop with 2001FP and 1800FP on it.
Hmm. Moral of the story: Unless there really is a serious problem with your display/you have really bad vision/you're OCD, you will eventually be able to adjust to your monitor, provided you give it a chance.
Apparently the psychological aspect has more to do with it than people think.
But on the flip side, we shouldn't be forced to make this choice in the first place.
Originally Posted by netspots
Secondly, I actually PREFER a 1280x800 resolution (WXGA) on a 15.4" screen. It's the perfect text size for me. I simply wish the quality was a little better, so I'm not forced to go up to a higher resolution. The fact that it only costs "X" amount for the higher resolution screen shouldn't factor into this at all. The screen "QUALITY" should be the same across the board. They should ALL be UltraSharp, and they should ALL have decent viewing angles. The ONLY difference should be the difference in resolution. NOT in quality. Period. And THAT is my bottom line point.
Other manufacturers seem to be able to come up with a better looking / better quality WXGA screen... so why can't Dell?
Amen, brother. I concur wholeheartedly and believe I posted a very similar question recently. This is the inherent flaw in the i6000 screens. In fact, I think I'm going to e-mail Dell. Maybe if enough people get behind this, we can make a difference. I'll try to compile something which will get our point across succinctly and concisely and probably make a new post which will allow people to edit it and voice their opinions on the issue.
Because, essentially, what they've done is mess with the variables in screen selection, making purchasing decisions MUCH more difficult for the consumer. I have only one question for whoever made this decision: "What were you smoking? Because for the life of me, I can't concoct a good explanation for the lack of an UltraSharp WSXGA screen."