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Old 02-09-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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A few months ago I was gripping about all the new laptops with screen aspect ratios more suited for watching movies than for doing photo work. Now I no longer work on photos, and I have a streaming movie plan from Netflix and Amazon. And I'm shopping for laptops with Windows 7, and many of them have the the taller aspect rations. And it doesn't seem right I should complain about this.

   
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andrew: And it doesn't seem right I should complain about this.
LOL!!!

I've been working my sister's (the one in ME) little HP laptop and the small wide screen--11"--drives me absolutely nuts because it's so small and narrow. It's also hard to read sometimes. I'm surprised you are finding laptops with taller screens because, from seeing print ads, I thought all of them now offered the wider aspect screens only.

One thing to watch out for on the newer laptops is the narrower field of view. The newer Dell laptop my sister (the one next door) got has a very narrow field of view--maybe that's why it was priced as it was.

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Maybe it's just the bezel. Here's one. To my eye that doesn't look wide screen. But here's the odd thing. When I check the photo on the HP site, the screen looks wider, and so does the body of the computer. Expecially when looking at the touch pad in relation to what surrounds it. See here.

   
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Did you notice that HP notebook comes with:

Windows 7 Professional Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled !

   
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Yes, I noticed a lot of Win 7 computers at the HP site.

   
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Oh, I forgot to mention. My glossy screen has caused me no problems.

   
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andrew: To my eye that doesn't look wide screen. But here's the odd thing. When I check the photo on the HP site, the screen looks wider
It's not just you...the HP site image looks wider to me too. I wonder if they shot it at a funny angle? The 15.6" screen is a pretty reasonable size--I've worked on them before and not found the height to be the problem I have with my sister's small laptop.

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