View Full Version : 1080p laptops

10-01-2011, 08:27 AM
I'm thinking about buying a new notebook, and it seems getting a 16 or 17" screen in 1080p is still prohibitively expensive. Are they worthwhile, or am I better to spend the cash elsewhere?

It's usage will be pretty general purpose, but I do watch quite a few movies on my current notebook.

10-01-2011, 11:29 AM
IMO even if you watch alot of movies, a 1080p won't make much difference at that size screen.

I suppose the extra screen estate would be useful, but you'd be squinting and its probably not worth the large premium unless you need it.

10-01-2011, 12:14 PM
Yeah I reckon.

Asus make some very nice 16" notebooks, they would be good for movies.

Poppa John
10-01-2011, 07:34 PM
Can't resist!!!

So the greenies have won. Instead of dropping 1080 bait, we are now going to kill them by dropping laptops on them? Bit expensive don't you think? PJ:groan:

11-01-2011, 11:15 AM
I agree with Blam, 1080p wont be very noticeable at all, I usually only find its usefulness at 21"+

11-01-2011, 12:09 PM
The text pitch on laptop w\ 1080 rez is only for people under the age of 30!...LOL, there is no way I can read text on a 17"1080 LCD!