I'm thinking of buying this but I'm concerned that the text will be too small to read with such a high resolution display. What do people think of this display?
Also, does the T42p have the dreaded fan noise issue?
The issue of UXGA text readability has been discussed quite a bit on the forum; e.g. see the thread UXGA Text-Size Readability
where you will find a suggestion to search for ClearType
. Doing that, many useful references will come up, incl. the thread T43p text is too small. Help w Optimum display setting
. If you follow the advice there (adjusting font size, increase DPI setting, enabling ClearType), I trust that most people will become (very!) satisfied with an UXGA FlexView/IPS display. I know for sure, that I wouldn't want to be without mine!
As for the fan noise, I have the impression that by far most of the T42p's don't
have this problem. My T42p (2373-Q1U) is very silent, which is also a result of having installed Notebook Hardware Control
, with the appropriate ACPI-file.
You might want to read about T42p's vs. T43p's fan noise in the thread The search for the ultimate Thinkpad T4x - The start and end
. More info about T42p fan noise can probably
be found if searching in this forum...