Originally Posted by delayedReaction
I have the XPS 1530 in 1900x1200 since I have the same general need for a higher resolution screen; otherwise I'd go the next step down. You can set the UI scaling to 120% so the icons and text aren't microscopic.
I'm doing this now on my 24" to test it out under vista. Everything is now bigger, so it makes me wonder what the point is. The only thing that really benefits are Blue-ray movies. How cool is it btw? Did you get a SSD drive or a 7200rpm?
Originally Posted by Brian SD
I prefer higher resolution screens - more space for illustrator and indesign windows is always better.
However, 1900x1200 is just too big for me on a 15" screen. There's a balance to be struck in terms of what a 12-point font is going to look like on screen and how its going to look on paper, and in terms of web-design, I like to have a reasonable idea about what my work is going to look like for other people. On my last MBP 15" I replaced the 1440x900 screen with a 1900x1200, but on this one I'm not going to do so. It was more of a hassle than a benefit.
Ya... I'm starting to question whether I should. What would you think about that resolution on a 16.4" or 17" monitor? Still too small? Keep in mind I'll need to sit in front of this thing for 8+ hours a day at times. I'd kinda prefer to go with a 15 even though this computer is really a desktop replacement for me while i'm travelling and if/when I move.
Originally Posted by m@T
you referenced this a bit earlier, but why would you want that? Everything would be so so tiny....
multiple code/putty windows. It's incredibly useful to be able to have lots of screen for the visual studio ui. Having said that, my monitors at work are 1680x1050 and I get by. 1440x900 is beginning to suck.