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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #570 on: July 09, 2007, 01:40:37 AM »
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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #571 on: July 09, 2007, 08:14:36 PM »
I am struggling a bit as far as whether or not to get the WXGA+ screen or the WXGA screen (T61). It is my understanding that the 4th of July sale ends today (7/9) and I am therefore hoping to place my order tonight...we'll see.

Can anyone please comment on their impressions/experiences/thoughts on these two screeens? Has anyone seen them both to compare? Can anyone that has either please share their impressions.

Thank you very much!

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« Reply #572 on: July 09, 2007, 08:22:49 PM »
I am struggling a bit as far as whether or not to get the WXGA+ screen or the WXGA screen (T61). It is my understanding that the 4th of July sale ends today (7/9) and I am therefore hoping to place my order tonight...we'll see.

Can anyone please comment on their impressions/experiences/thoughts on these two screeens? Has anyone seen them both to compare? Can anyone that has either please share their impressions.

Thank you very much!


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.
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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #573 on: July 09, 2007, 08:27:39 PM »
I just bought my X61s today.  Estimated ship date is July 26.
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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #574 on: July 09, 2007, 09:06:36 PM »
Regarding the T61s, to ensure dual channel ram speed, all you have to do is put the sticks of ram in the same color slots correct? 

I don't have my t61 yet, but I believe there are 4 ram slots...either numbered or color-coded.  It is just a matter or putting both sticks into either slots 1 or 2 right?

Also, people say that it is best to have identical ram, ie same manufacturer, is this really necessary??

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« Reply #575 on: July 09, 2007, 09:10:30 PM »
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!

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #576 on: July 09, 2007, 10:37:48 PM »
Regarding the T61s, to ensure dual channel ram speed, all you have to do is put the sticks of ram in the same color slots correct? 

I don't have my t61 yet, but I believe there are 4 ram slots...either numbered or color-coded.  It is just a matter or putting both sticks into either slots 1 or 2 right?

Also, people say that it is best to have identical ram, ie same manufacturer, is this really necessary??

There are only two slots in the T61.

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #577 on: July 10, 2007, 01:08:18 AM »
Regarding the T61s, to ensure dual channel ram speed, all you have to do is put the sticks of ram in the same color slots correct? 

I don't have my t61 yet, but I believe there are 4 ram slots...either numbered or color-coded.  It is just a matter or putting both sticks into either slots 1 or 2 right?

Also, people say that it is best to have identical ram, ie same manufacturer, is this really necessary??

There are only two slots in the T61.

ok thanks..so in other words, no matter what, ram will be dual channel?  Anyone have any idea the importance of having identical brand ram for this (supposedly important, but people make up a lot of crap)...

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #578 on: July 10, 2007, 01:26:46 AM »
Regarding the T61s, to ensure dual channel ram speed, all you have to do is put the sticks of ram in the same color slots correct? 

I don't have my t61 yet, but I believe there are 4 ram slots...either numbered or color-coded.  It is just a matter or putting both sticks into either slots 1 or 2 right?

Also, people say that it is best to have identical ram, ie same manufacturer, is this really necessary??

There are only two slots in the T61.

ok thanks..so in other words, no matter what, ram will be dual channel?  Anyone have any idea the importance of having identical brand ram for this (supposedly important, but people make up a lot of crap)...
All I know is that mine runs great with a different brand of RAM in each slot.

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #579 on: July 10, 2007, 03:11:18 AM »
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!
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