__/ [Michael Mc Grenaghan] on Thursday 24 November 2005 18:29 \__
> A few sales people have told me that the top brands all have different
> types of displays. Some are brighter than others. What do you think is
> the brightest display out there?
Brightness is almost proportional to the rate that your battery's capacity
will be devoured. Brightness is not necessarily the most important feature
and, while on the move, you should often set it low.
The Macs (iBooks) have very bright displays and I have the impression that
so do the Sony Vaio's. I am not too sure about Toshiba, Acer and some of
the cheaper brands. Then again, it would be difficult to judge. Not every-
one pushes brightness to the extreme. It is neither necessary nor practi-
cal in my humble opinion. My PDA always has backlight switched off, for
All laptops will be bright enough for the user to be satisfied. It's a
matter of opinion, but default brightness levels are another matter. The
better the battery life, the brighter your display will be for longer.
Thus, perhaps it's worth investigating battery life rather than bright-
(again, it's just a personal opinion)
Roy S. Schestowitz
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