Hi guys / gals.
First of all I don't want to start an IPS / Flexview flamewar...
Even though I do prefer 4:3 for productivity, I dont want to get into that either as I think that's now truly a lost cause given the market forces..
Anyway... I am currently tossing up between the W500, Dell M4400 and the HP 8530w to replace our current (small) fleet of T43p here.
What is bothering me is that although the tech specs / options are similar enough between them, the W500's WUXGA+ lags behind the other offerings by a long way (yes thats a requirement, we need the res, but 17" is too big and heavy). Some reviews I have seen put it at < 200nits measured!! that's pretty awful one has to admit.
How does it compare to the T43p 16x12 screen? Keep in mind this (T43p) screen is fairly useless outdoors already.
I have had thinkpads from 380, 770, 600, T23, T41p, T42p and T43p (decided to skip the T6x as the T43p had enough oomph). And I really dont want to change because:
1. Getting used to different keying is a pain
2. I quite like some thinkvantage stuff like accon, prez manager and the power manager.
3. I can still get EPP from my buddies in my previous life in the machine.
4. I have got most my friends and their businesses onto stinkpads over the years and I'm going to cop a lot of flak if I am the one who switch
Does anyone know if Lenovo will get past 2005 and offer some decent screen on the W500? I'm not asking for LED, RGB LED or edge to edge etc etc. All I want is a bright high res screen fitting for the W500 in occasional outdoor use.
It may read like a rant, but I just want to see if anyone knows anything before I reluctantly switch to the darkside....