- The screen. I was expecting more from an IPS. Viewing angles are good, but I think the 16:9 standard kills the resolution. I am a 4:3 freak (T60 has QXGA wow) and I can d 16:10 OK (even though gone).
In my humble opinion, stating 16:9 is an inferior resolution than 4:3 or also 16:10 is pure non-information without giving the actual resolution details. This statement only describes the relation between vertical and horizontal size of a rectangular area, but without stating the actual amount of pixels this has no informational value at all.
In my humble opionion, a 16:10 resolution of 1280x800 or better 1440x900 is always very much more convenient than 4:3 1024x768 at any DPI value. Up until this point you probably would also half ways agree. And you would probably also fully agree that 16:9 1366x768 at whatever DPI is no real improvement over 4:3 1024x768, as it is the same crappy vertical screen height. But then again, 16:9 1600x900 or even 1920x1080 are a definite improvement over 4:3 1024x768 regarding vertical screen screen space.
While i do prefer sticking to my T61+ (T61 14" mainboard with T9500 CPU in a T60 15" casing) which has a 4:3 UXGA IPS display with 1600x1200 resolution with still enough 133,33 DPI for the details to not become too tiny (WUXGA+ with 1920x1200 at 147 DPI on a 16:10 T61p or T500 would be alreay too much for my aged eyes), i would much prefer any 16:9 display with more vertical pixels over any kind of 4:3 1024x768 abdomination. For me, the main disadvantage of 16:9 is only then given, when the vertical screen height is not at all improved. I usually prefer any screen with the highest possible vertical pixel amount, regardless of form factor.
I still consider 4:3 SXGA+ with 1400x1050 too be most convenient, as the added horizontal pixels of any 16:x are of no real value for me and just add to make the machine dimensions too bulky for comfortable transportation. But as transportation consumes only a negligible fraction of 1% of the actual usage of the machine, even this can be considered a non-argument.