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WSXGA+ Screen Too Hard on Eyes

2008-03-28, 5:12 AM
Hello,

I recently purchased a T61 with the WSXGA+ display. I think I made a mistake with that choice because the resolution is killing my eyes. I have read the posts here about this problem and increased the dpi, which helps with a lot but some of the programs I use still have too small text. Everything looks large enough if I lower the resolution to 1280x800 but of course, everything looks blurry.

My question is: Is it possible to exchange what I have for the WXGA display, which has a native resolution of 1280x800? I understand there would be a charge, but is Lenovo even willing to do something like that?

Any input would be appreciated.

Terry
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11-24-2007

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Re: WSXGA+ Screen Too Hard on Eyes

2008-03-28, 12:53 PM
you would either have to return it or sell it and buy a new one.

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Re: WSXGA+ Screen Too Hard on Eyes

2008-03-28, 21:33 PM
Even if you could find someone to do the replacement (it wouldn't be Lenovo), I think the previous poster statement about  either returning or selling it would seem best.

I've been struggling with the WXGA vs WSXGA+ selection myself in deciding on a purchase.  The WXGA is OK and I had almost decided on that until today.  I think a WXGA+ would be ideal for me, but that isn't offered.  I finally found a retail store today with a WSXGA machine on display to play with and it wasn't as bad as I thought.  Icons on the desktop were fine.  System tray was a tad small but that didn't bother me.  Using Word was fine as was  reading a PDF file and using Windows Explorer.  IE was also OK. 

Notepad & wordpad were the two apps that seemed small.  Can you tell me what other programs you use that were too small? 
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Re: WSXGA+ Screen Too Hard on Eyes

2008-03-29, 2:48 AM
When I first went to the higher resolution screens I thought they were too small too. After a while I got used to it and now I prefer it. I'm pretty near sighted so it is not like I have exceptional eyes either. You already have it now so give it a while and see if you get used to it.
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Re: WSXGA+ Screen Too Hard on Eyes

2008-03-29, 3:51 AM
erik, thanks for the reply.

rec630, I use Nvu for html editing. The edit screen is very hard to see and I  can't find any way to increase the type size. I also use Photoshop Elements 2008 and the toolbar type is very small.

carbon_unit, if there is no easy way to get the screen changed as erik and rec630 have suggested, I will take your advice and give it some more time to see if I can live with it.

Thanks for all your input.
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02-17-2008

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Re: WSXGA+ Screen Too Hard on Eyes

2008-03-29, 9:55 AM
you can increase the icon size by right clicking on the desktop and select display properties, within the 'Appearance tab' you should able to select the text size from normal to large or extra large. this should solve much of your problems....
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Re: WSXGA+ Screen Too Hard on Eyes

2008-04-07, 13:03 PM
REC630,
 
Can you please tell me what retail store that you were able to view the WSXGA+ resolution. I use glasses just for reading and computer work and I'm worried about ordering my T61 with this display.
 
Thanks !
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Re: WSXGA+ Screen Too Hard on Eyes

2008-04-08, 0:34 AM
I went to CDW (cdw.com: they have a showroom at their corporate HQ...don't know about elsewhere).  They don't have a NY location but do have a NJ one per their web site.  They sell to the public as well as many businesses so they had a selection of Thinkpads and HP Notebooks on display.  Maybe look for some place that sells more to businesses and they might have a TP or HP on display with the higher resolutions.  Good luck.

BTW, in spite of what I wrote, I wound up ordering a WXGA screen.  It's close to what I run my regular PC  at and I decided that I at least would not  have strong regrets with it, while I just couldn't predict how the different apps I run would look and I didn't want to hate it every time I used it so I went safe.   Now with a 7 week shipping date, I'm having plenty of time to rethink the decision.  :-)


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Re: WSXGA+ Screen Too Hard on Eyes

2008-04-08, 14:37 PM
Thanks rec630. I think I'm going to go with the WXGA also. Already wearing glasses just for computer work is making me very hesitant to get anything with a smaller font. I've ready so many complaints about the T61's (new plastic cover, uncentered screen, etc.) I was milling it over, but I think overall Lenovo offers the best bang for the buck. Any further feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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