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What is the definition of a laptop computer display - HD versus standatrd definition

What is the definition of a laptop computer display - HD versus standatrd definition

What is the definition of a laptop computer display - HD versus standatrd definition

(OP)
This is a 15" Dell Inspiron, very cheap machine ($385) that claims to be HD - Intel HD integrated video, and 1366 x 768 maximum screen resolution - text is fuzzy - running Win8.

My other laptop is a Compal PBL15 15" laptop, 1920 x 1080, Nvidia 540M or (something like that) video card, noticeably much better, Win7.

RE: What is the definition of a laptop computer display - HD versus standatrd definition

(OP)
Don't understand that statement, but would you consider the Dell to be high definition? Or is HD just a vague marketing claim?

RE: What is the definition of a laptop computer display - HD versus standatrd definition

HD can mean 720p, 1080i or 1080p. Your laptop is probably 720p: the nearest to 1366x768. Fuzziness might be because it is trying to stretch 720 pixels to 768.

RE: What is the definition of a laptop computer display - HD versus standatrd definition

(OP)
To be more specific, text is not smooth, despite running that Clear Type Text Tuner that is under Control Panel, then Display.

Display Resolution is as from factory, and it cannot be greater than 1366 x 768.

Also, text has a sort of grey "shadow", which makes it look fuzzy or not well in focus.

RE: What is the definition of a laptop computer display - HD versus standatrd definition

(OP)
The text looks bad no matter what.
I had a Dell tech support guy take remote control and he tinkered with the machine all morning to no avail. I also saw him checking the resolution and it was definitely 1366 x 768.

Also, the viewing angle is very narrow. The display has to be tilted back exactly right.

RE: What is the definition of a laptop computer display - HD versus standatrd definition

(OP)
I have an old Viewsonic VG900b monitor for my desktop, which runs Windows 7; the colors are not intense or vibrant at all but the text is very clear and smooth.

RE: What is the definition of a laptop computer display - HD versus standatrd definition

(OP)
I think it is just low quality. I asked my wife if she would prefer a Mac but she doesn't want to learn a new OS.

But my original question is resolved - yes it is an HD display as advertised.

RE: What is the definition of a laptop computer display - HD versus standatrd definition

Trade it in for a Toshiba.

Best to you,

Goober Dave

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RE: What is the definition of a laptop computer display - HD versus standatrd definition

(OP)
Dave,

It is interesting - nothing on Toshiba's web site mentions HD for their low-cost laptops. Just Intel Graphics, for example.

RE: What is the definition of a laptop computer display - HD versus standatrd definition

Mine does 1366 x 768, which is better than 720p HD. If you want 1080p, you'll need a desktop display or a really expensive laptop.

Note that computer displays (including laptop) are not typically marked "HD" -- their resolution is expressed in pixels.

Anyway, my laptop is three years old and the screen is really sharp with vivid colors. I watch HD movies on it from time to time.

Best to you,

Goober Dave

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RE: What is the definition of a laptop computer display - HD versus standatrd definition

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Yep the Compal was about $1400 but it was my only computer for about a year, and I still use it a lot away from my office. It has a short battery life - that is frustrating.

My wife uses the Dell only for Net browsing, emails, and games, and sometimes a Word document.

I was hoping she would use it more but she just doesn't like it.

RE: What is the definition of a laptop computer display - HD versus standatrd definition

I stand corrected on one item. Looking at Best Buy, the lower-end Toshiba laptops do say HD display, but the resolution is the same as mine (1366 x 768).

For high-end laptop, look at Sony...

Best to you,

Goober Dave

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RE: What is the definition of a laptop computer display - HD versus standatrd definition

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To me, the Sony website was very confusing.

All of their laptops seemed to be Win8, so that totally eliminates them form the running.

(I am a diehard Win8 hater)

RE: What is the definition of a laptop computer display - HD versus standatrd definition

Good for you, AELLC. Win8 is the pits.

Best to you,

Goober Dave

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