03-15-2012 09:31 PM
....enough to pull the trigger on getting an x220?
I`ve been in the market for quite some time for a new laptop to replace my old 12.1" VIAO and thought I`d finally found one that had most (if not everything) that I was looking for in the X220. Before configuring and ordering, I managed to find a retailer that stocked them, and wanted to make sure the small palm rests wouldn`t be a deal breaker. The palm rests were fine, but I`m still trying to overcome my disappointment with the display (non-premium), which was a real letdown. The main issues I had were:
I know the IPS won`t do anything for the latter (what is with the 16:9 on a machine you`re supposed to work on - I get 38 rows of excel in my old machine, which drops to 25 on a " state of the art" business model X220 ??3!? That`s just retarded!).
Back on track....since I have no hope of actually seeing a live IPS screen before making a very expensive decision, can people please weigh in with their opinion on how much better the IPS is? I mainly use the laptop for productivity software, presentations, architect. dwgs and plans, site plans, PDF creation etc, but also do a lot of photo editing for work and pleasure.
Display quality has always been very important to me, and it would be a hard pill to swallow a mediocre display to get the other great features the machine offers. The sample machine I tried was beside a MBP/Air display, and it was almost enough to make me want to drink the cool aid and move to the dark side - the difference was very large.
Can anyone compare the X220 IPS to MBP/Air displays, or a VIAO Z display?
Thanks very much in advance for any help and insight!
03-16-2012 01:18 AM
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