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How annoying is it to use such a high resolution on such a small screen?

I feel like the text will be so small it will be difficult to read.

I'm looking at two laptops, the Sager np5165 and np5175. They are identical except one is 15.6in and the other 17.3. I'd prefer the smaller one, except for my concerns about the screen.

This computer will be used primarily for coding.
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I'm sure the screen is optimized for it. If it bothers you to much you can always lower the resolution.
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How annoying is it to use such a high resolution on such a small screen?

I feel like the text will be so small it will be difficult to read.

I'm looking at two laptops, the Sager np5165 and np5175. They are identical except one is 15.6in and the other 17.3. I'd prefer the smaller one, except for my concerns about the screen.

This computer will be used primarily for coding.
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I'm sure the screen is optimized for it. If it bothers you to much you can always lower the resolution.
No option to do that on the models I'm looking at. :/
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No option to do that on the models I'm looking at. :/
I think he means in the video settings
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Lowering the resolution is not an option because it will look blurry. Unnative resolutions on LCD monitors look blurry.
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you can just change the text size for menus and icons etc.... it looks good though, my friend has a 15.6 on 1920x1080.
     
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Changing the text size defeats the purpose of getting 1080p. I want it so that I can see as much code on my screen as possible.

I'm just wondering if the text will be annoyingly small. If it is, I'll just buy the 17in.

I went to best buy so I could demo that resolution myself, but they didn't even have any, and one of the employees just looked confused when I asked him about it.
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Changing the text size defeats the purpose of getting 1080p. I want it so that I can see as much code on my screen as possible.

I'm just wondering if the text will be annoyingly small. If it is, I'll just buy the 17in.

I went to best buy so I could demo that resolution myself, but they didn't even have any, and one of the employees just looked confused when I asked him about it.
Imagine this one. Your display and the 15.6" one have ROUGHLY the same amount of vertical resolution. 1050 and 1080.

This is a comparison of the screen sizes. Your current desktop screen at 22" 1680x1050 and 15.6" at 1920x1080.

http://www.displaywars.com/17,6-inch...-22-inch-16x10

Just look at the height, not the width. That's how much smaller it will be compared to your current monitor.
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A Sony notebook at work had a 1080 screen in that size, and I found it an absolute pain to read from for any length of time. We wound up upping the font sizes on it fairly quickly. On the other hand, photos and videos looked great.
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