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    I'm looking for a laptop. Although I'm not quite sure what size I would like, I do know that I want a high resolution on my screen.

    Just looking for some more options that I could consider. But my "requirement" is that it can't have a 1366x768 screen.

    So any suggestions for 15" machines with 1920x1080 displays? Or for 13"/14" with 1600x900 (or higher)?
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    I'm looking for a laptop. Although I'm not quite sure what size I would like, I do know that I want a high resolution on my screen.

    Just looking for some more options that I could consider. But my "requirement" is that it can't have a 1366x768 screen.

    So any suggestions for 15" machines with 1920x1080 displays? Or for 13"/14" with 1600x900 (or higher)?
    What's your budget and what will you be using it for?
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    Look up new macbook with retina display. It's probably the highest resolution computer avaliable on the market at the moment. However mac isn't for everyone. If you need windows pc then check thinkpads , if i am right their business line laptops got very high resolution as well. Take into account that both macs and thinkpads are pretty expensive. So if they are out of your price range then i suggest to look up some multimedia or gaming laptops because they should have high resolution too and they will be less costly.Good luck!
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    What's your budget and what will you be using it for?
    £800 tops (preferably a tad less.)

    Not planning on using it for gaming, or video editing, or anything. Mostly web browsing / programming / university work / media consumption. But do intend for it to be something that will last a few years (five years?). Portability is more of a concern for me than raw power.

    (Original post by benq)
    Look up new macbook with retina display. It's probably the highest resolution computer avaliable on the market at the moment. However mac isn't for everyone. If you need windows pc then check thinkpads , if i am right their business line laptops got very high resolution as well. Take into account that both macs and thinkpads are pretty expensive. So if they are out of your price range then i suggest to look up some multimedia or gaming laptops because they should have high resolution too and they will be less costly.Good luck!
    Yep £1800 (well I know there is a student discount) is slightly beyond my price range I will have a look at thinkpads though.
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    The Samsung Series 7 has a superb display, although not full HD, it's a 1600 x 900 resolution in a 15" chassis. There are various models depending on specification - PCworld have one (LINKY) for £650. Generally its quite difficult to get full HD resolution AND a quality screen for under £800, but the Samsung comes quite close.

    The Sony Vaio E series is an alternative, specifically the E14P if portability is a priority. You can spec the display upto 900p.

    As for thinkpads, you should able to spec out a T430 with a 900p screen for ~£800 on their website. However 14" laptops (such as the T4xx) generally have poor screens for some reason. From the user feedback I've read (on notebookreview.com), the T4xx is ok for everyday use but not recommended for multimedia such as movies. The T530 on the other hand has a great 1080p screen, but it costs in the excess of £1000!
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    (Original post by jam12)
    The Sony Vaio E series is an alternative, specifically the E14P if portability is a priority. You can spec the display upto 900p.
    That's what I'm currently considering quite strongly. Looking for some reviews of it, just to give me a bit more confidence.

    And then I have to decide if I want black or white (or pink )
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    That's what I'm currently considering quite strongly. Looking for some reviews of it, just to give me a bit more confidence.

    And then I have to decide if I want black or white (or pink )
    Trusted reviews have a hands-on look but there is no in-depth review as of yet. If you're willing to max out your budget, then the Sony Vaio S13P is a better option.... £800 from the Sony education store. It's slightly smaller at 13", is lighter due to carbon fibre finish and has a better display (matte finish so no annoying reflections and much better viewing angles).
    It all depends on how much you want to spend. The E14P is better value for money, whilst the S13P is the better computer all round, although considerably more expensive.

    Btw, worth going to your nearest Sony Centre to check out the range for yourself. The E14P should be fine for your needs tbh.
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    (Original post by jam12)
    Trusted reviews have a hands-on look but there is no in-depth review as of yet. If you're willing to max out your budget, then the Sony Vaio S13P is a better option.... £800 from the Sony education store. It's slightly smaller at 13", is lighter due to carbon fibre finish and has a better display (matte finish so no annoying reflections and much better viewing angles).
    It all depends on how much you want to spend. The E14P is better value for money, whilst the S13P is the better computer all round, although considerably more expensive.

    Btw, worth going to your nearest Sony Centre to check out the range for yourself. The E14P should be fine for your needs tbh.
    Just to check: I don't think there is a S13P (I can't find it on the education store). Which 13" model were you looking at?

    Thanks for that review.
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    For your needs i'd recommend a tablet or if you specifically wanted a laptop, either a dell, macbook or sony vaio. Maybe you could splash out a bit and get the new alienware?
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    I'm looking for a laptop. Although I'm not quite sure what size I would like, I do know that I want a high resolution on my screen.

    Just looking for some more options that I could consider. But my "requirement" is that it can't have a 1366x768 screen.

    So any suggestions for 15" machines with 1920x1080 displays? Or for 13"/14" with 1600x900 (or higher)?
    If you're looking for a 1080p display and your budget is £800 I would suggest checking out www.pcspecialist.co.uk and try configuring one of their laptops.

    You can get a 15.6" 1080p matte display (95% gamut) with a host of choices for the processor and graphics etc and you would probably manage for £800. You can even get a small 11" laptop if you want it to be portable.

    I assure you; you'd be getting much more for you money specs wise than buying a branded laptop such as dell or sony or apple etc

    Have a look.
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    Just to check: I don't think there is a S13P (I can't find it on the education store). Which 13" model were you looking at?

    Thanks for that review.
    It's the S 13A series (bottom left - £798.68). They recently changed the model name to S13P and probably forgot to change the name in the education store.

    PCspecialist offers great value for money spec wise, but I remain skeptical of their build quality - seems rather cheap plastic. That is fine if the laptop is going to remain on the desk majority of the time, but I wouldn't recommend one if you plan to carry it around.
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    (Original post by jam12)
    It's the S 13A series (bottom left - £798.68). They recently changed the model name to S13P and probably forgot to change the name in the education store.

    PCspecialist offers great value for money spec wise, but I remain skeptical of their build quality - seems rather cheap plastic. That is fine if the laptop is going to remain on the desk majority of the time, but I wouldn't recommend one if you plan to carry it around.
    Ah, I was actually quite strongly considering that model yesterday. But to keep within my budget I would have had to make some other (small) tradeoffs. As you say, the E14 will meet my needs. So I've ordered one!

    (Original post by judicious)
    If you're looking for a 1080p display and your budget is £800 I would suggest checking out www.pcspecialist.co.uk and try configuring one of their laptops.

    You can get a 15.6" 1080p matte display (95% gamut) with a host of choices for the processor and graphics etc and you would probably manage for £800. You can even get a small 11" laptop if you want it to be portable.

    I assure you; you'd be getting much more for you money specs wise than buying a branded laptop such as dell or sony or apple etc

    Have a look.
    Hadn't seen that website before, so thanks for the suggestion. I don't think their builds are appropriate for me this time, but I'll definitely keep them in mind for a future occasion.

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