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15.6" vs 17.3"

post #1 of 17
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Do you guys prefer 15.6 or 17.3 and at what resolution....I'm thinking about going with a 15.6 at 1080p.... people say it will be too small...so if I get it on a 17.3" people say it won't be portable lol....what do you guys think?
post #2 of 17
17.3 is very portable. I've had a 17.3 laptop for almost 1 year and fit perfectly in a regular backpack (those "regular" JanSport backpacks are too small, however). If you're into gaming, you should consider how much the FPS can be affected by difference screen resolutions as well as battery life. 15.6 is optimal for gaming, while 17.3 laptops are optimal for multimedia purposes such as Photoshop, 3D modeling softwares, audio workstations, etc.

Why not get 16.4-inch laptop?
Edited by dkL33t - 10/19/11 at 2:31pm
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18.4" for me @ 1920x1080 looks beautiful on my Acer Aspire 8943G, and it's still very portable
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dkL33t;15371883 
17.3 is very portable. I've had a 17.3 laptop for almost 1 year and fit perfectly in a regular backpack (those "regular" JanSport backpacks are too small, however). If you're into gaming, you should consider how much the FPS can be affected by difference screen resolutions as well as battery life. 15.6 is optimal for gaming, while 17.3 laptops are optimal for multimedia purposes such as Photoshop, 3D modeling softwares, audio workstations, etc.

Why not get 16.4-inch laptop?

I'm using mine for multimedia purposes that you stated....
post #5 of 17
I have a 15.6 no clue what the "p" is tongue.gif

Smallest laptop I have owned and to be honest viewing is nice at 1366x768

Now compared to my LG 26-Inch Full HD (1080p) LCD Monitor, lets say I use the desktop more wink.gif
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p means progressive... I'm sure viewing is nice at 1366x786...but it's a bit big...I think 1600x900 or 1920x1080 at 15.6 will be best...
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I think even 15'' laptops are too big. I prefer 13''. To me a laptop is all about portability. I have my desktop for gaming and other demanding tasks. I want the laptop as small as possible without making the keyboard difficult to type on. 13'' is the smallest you can go and still have a decent keyboard.

I cringe when I see 17'' and 19'' laptops. I just don't get it... Especially the really powerful ones that are like 2 inches thick and have a brick for a power supply.
    
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post #8 of 17
I prefer 13.3" or lower. Currently have a 12.1" (1280x800)
For potability and I'm not doing much else aside from document work or light Adobe


But I'd go 15.6" if I needed a bigger screen. 15.6" is a nice balance between power and size.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Epitope;15372515 
I think even 15'' laptops are too big. I prefer 13''. To me a laptop is all about portability. I have my desktop for gaming and other demanding tasks. I want the laptop as small as possible without making the keyboard difficult to type on. 13'' is the smallest you can go and still have a decent keyboard.

I cringe when I see 17'' and 19'' laptops. I just don't get it... Especially the really powerful ones that are like 2 inches thick and have a brick for a power supply.
ditto
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IIMaxII;15372486 
p means progressive... I'm sure viewing is nice at 1366x786...but it's a bit big...I think 1600x900 or 1920x1080 at 15.6 will be best...

But I can not do 1600x900 or 1920x1080:sad-smile:sad-smile
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