View Full Version : Most suitable laptop screen for photos?
07-01-2004, 06:46 PM
I'm considering upgrading my equipment this year with a laptop. Priority will be given to the screen quality, but I'm mixed up with the different TFT screen types (VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA...) Some ideas,
07-03-2004, 11:26 PM
VGA etc are just the panel resolutions:
VGA = 640x480
SVGA = 800x600
XGA = 1024x768
WXGA doesn't guarantee an exact resolution, it just tells you it'll be 768 pixels tall, and wider than 1024 - how much wider depends on the interpretation!
Have a look at the sections on LCD displays and Laptops in my FAQ:
<a href="http://adrianwarren.com/faq/" target="_blank">-here-</a>
07-06-2004, 03:39 PM
Hi Jean Michel
I think the most important is the fidelity of the colours. My laptop is quite cheap and colours appear darker at the bottom than at the top. For photo editing I have to use a separate CRT screen I can calibrate correctly. The Apple powerbook has a very good screen, 1280X1024 pixels for the 15 inches panel.
07-06-2004, 09:51 PM
The types you describe is the resolution of the screen. A higher resolution is always better than the lower one since you don't want to see the blocky pixels that makes up the LCD. What you would want to have is a screen that is <b>natively</b> not less than XGA for 12" and ideally at SXGA (1200x1024) for a 14" or 15".
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