i personally like the WXGA+ screen. i just like having the extra screen real estate. the fonts are obviously a bit smaller, but you can fix that by making the text bigger in your web browser and zooming in to like 125% in MS Word.
Thank you donvito...I really appreciate your help!
donvito, when you make these adjustments (make the text bigger), how do you find character quality? Are the letters/numbers/lines(Excel) sharp and clear like on a desktop or do you find the "print" a little "fragile" looking (sorry about the word "fragile"...I am trying to find out if the text looks good and can't think of quite the right word).
The reason I ask is, I have not been able to find a T61 screen to look at, only a T60 at Best Buy. So unfortunately I have not been able to see a WXGA+ or a WXGA to examine. Although different, I did recently see a D420 (12" screen). The text and images were quite small. When I enlarged them-- while they became a little larger, the letter quality was not particularly good...it was a little like using a digital zoom on a camera (blowing-up a captured image as opposed to enlarging the actual image). The characters were not clear, but instead presented as if a "blown-up" version of the original (not bold and sharp). Not a big deal if used occassionally, but not ideal to look at on a permanent basis.
Thank you very much donvito for your help...it is very much appreciated!
Well on MS Word, the 100% zoom, which is the default, Times New Roman isnt particularly bad at 12 point. My vision doesnt get strained while looking at the words. If you were to zoom a bit, say 125%, the fonts don't look that bad -- but I guess to make up for the loss in quality, the words appear as if they are bold. When I bold the font, it is very easy to differentiate from what is bold from normal.
Here is the print screen of an example. I didnt bold a word here though. I'm not sure how these pictures will turn out on your monitor though...but it's better than nothing. Make sure that your browser DOES NOT re-size these pictures. Firefox and IE tend to re-size the picture to fit the page. You can fix this by just zooming to 100%.http://uploader.ws/upload/200707/word_document.jpg
I know it says 100% on the picture, but it is 125%
This is what a web page looks like in IE at 125%.http://uploader.ws/upload/200707/web_page.jpg
The fonts actually look pretty clear. The advertisement on the right is a bit pixelated though.
My vision isnt too horrible -- I do need glasses to look at a blackboard from far away -- and to watch a movie in a theater, but I find that I don't have too much difficulty reading text at 100% on my screen.
Hope this helps!