I like to have the smallest package built around a particular screen size, as that gives better portability, and ok, I admit, looks cool too. I am happy to give a little bit of space back for a degree of ruggedness. I'm not obsessed with having pretty-much no bezel, though if possible without much compromise, of course the smaller the better. By the way, is bezel size is going to help much against a drop ? Maybe a little, but I'm not sure it's going to do a lot, and I'm not in the habit of dripping laptops (so far !). In particular, the bezels below the screens are currently pretty big. Thinkpads do have to have space for buttons above the trackpad, which the XPS does not bother with, but I still think the dimensions could be tightened up a fair bit, and it would work out even better with a 16:10 screen.sebileis wrote: ↑Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:27 pmWhat is everyone's obsession with increasingly thin bezels?? What happens if you drop your laptop and there's no buffer zone between the impact and the screen?amardeep wrote: ↑Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:21 pmhttps://www.notebookcheck.net/Reimagine ... 261.0.html
Dell : XPS 13" goes 13.4" 16:10 screen, even smaller bezels, edge-to-edge keyboard with 1mm travel, Intel Ice Lake, up to 32GB RAM (soldered), replaceable SSD.
Me : ducks for cover, this thread is gonna get ugly !
Some pictures including new and old XPS 13".
If we look at something like the Thinkpad X60s (link to image at notebookcheck.net), that strikes me as something in the right ballpark, and useful as inspiration for a new design. As a side note, I guess the clamshell type design would have helped stiffen the screen as well on these generation of Thinkpads, but that aspect is long gone now. Funnily enough, I'm not obsessed on laptops being ridiculously thin, obviously thinner is better all other things being equal, but I'll happily trade a few mm's for the 7-row keyboard with some reasonable amount of travel, and replaceable RAM and SSD. So, a slightly fatter X1C or tightened-up X390, with a 16:10 screen, the T25 7-row keyboard, and, if at all possible, a RAM slot or two please. This is just my vision of the ideal, YMMV.