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timh
3rd May 2007, 13:24
(By which I mean at least 1000px vertically.)

I've found this (http://www5.pc.ibm.com/uk/products.nsf/$wwwPartNumLookup/_UU0C7UK?OpenDocument) but I think it's around 1800 quid, I don't want a tablet and I hate those control nipple things.

Would love a tiny laptop, but absolutely cannot deal with 1024x768 for coding. Have been looking on and off for years, with little joy.

Cowboy Bob
3rd May 2007, 13:48
Apple MacBooks are 13" widescreen which because they're measured diagonally are the equivalent of around 11.5" 4:3.

The screen has a resolution of 1280 x 800 which for me is fine for coding.

And if you absolutely have to, you can wipe OSX and install Windows on there.

ASB
3rd May 2007, 13:51
Have you tried Dell? I bought my wife an inspiron 810 a few years ago. It cost an extra 30 quid for a 1400 x 1050 scrren. It's a little bigger than you were looking for though. It's 12.1 vertical so about 14 across.

I think they still offer this SXGA+ screen on some models.

My development machine in anm oldish dell 8600 with 1920 x 1200. That would probably be miles too big for you though since it's 17" diagonal. They still offer this screen on some ranges.

This link might take you to a page which lists the screens available on the current models, or it might not.

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/learnmore/learnmore.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukbsdt1&l=en&s=bsd&~id=screen&~mode=popup&~series=all&~tab=details

timh
3rd May 2007, 13:53
The Mac screens are all too low-res for me - now they can run windows it's literally the only reason I haven't already got one.

I do already have a 14" Dell Latitude with 1400x1050 - but I want smaller. Smaller! :tantrum:

(Thanks for suggestions so far though.)

ASB
3rd May 2007, 14:04
Bored today, so I found this:-

http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/TOSNBP66?speedtrapid=ciao&lead=ciao

claims to be 1400 x 1050 but again might be a bit big. Perhaps you could try a 12" SXGA TFT screen and a pot of evo stick :)

timh
3rd May 2007, 14:16
Aha! Now that's more like it!

Portege range must have been updated since I last looked - lovely. Thankyou. :D

(29cm x 25cm x 4cm .. will see if that easily fits in the tank bag on my bike when I get home!)

dotnetter
3rd May 2007, 15:02
Apple MacBooks are 13" widescreen which because they're measured diagonally are the equivalent of around 11.5" 4:3.

The screen has a resolution of 1280 x 800 which for me is fine for coding.

And if you absolutely have to, you can wipe OSX and install Windows on there.

I looked at a wide range of laptops recently and like you wanted a smallish laptop for taking to work/meetings etc. I ended up with a 13" MacBook and stuck 2GB ram in it as it was definately the best laptop on the market I could find. I also link it up to a 19" widescreen for home use and find it sufficient to run Vista + VS 2005 when I need to (but i prefer using OS X :))

~Craig~
3rd May 2007, 18:47
I looked at a wide range of laptops recently and like you wanted a smallish laptop for taking to work/meetings etc. I ended up with a 13" MacBook and stuck 2GB ram in it as it was definately the best laptop on the market I could find. I also link it up to a 19" widescreen for home use and find it sufficient to run Vista + VS 2005 when I need to (but i prefer using OS X :))

a bit pricey those Mac Books. £750 for the cheapest and that only has 512mb RAM :eek:

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/3-/3080/2-/Promo.html?page=promo

Cowboy Bob
3rd May 2007, 20:09
a bit pricey those Mac Books. £750 for the cheapest and that only has 512mb RAM :eek:

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/3-/3080/2-/Promo.html?page=promo

Well, they may be more expensive than a £300 Acer or something, but the difference in quality is quite large. They're comparable in quality and price with Thinkpads.

http://www.pc.ibm.com/uk/thinkpad/

portseven
4th May 2007, 07:13
I have a Macbook and a Thinkpad x60, can vouch for the quality of both (though I have a slight bias towards the Thinkpad)

~Craig~
4th May 2007, 19:50
Well, they may be more expensive than a £300 Acer or something, but the difference in quality is quite large. They're comparable in quality and price with Thinkpads.

http://www.pc.ibm.com/uk/thinkpad/


mm ok fair enough. Maybe I'm just being tight-fisted :rolleyes: