Which Laptop Screen Size is Right for YOU!

The laptop screen size is one of the first things you must consider before you are ever able to choose which laptop that you want. The basic difference between a lot of laptop models is simply the size of the screen.

For example, three of Dell's laptops are the Inspiron e1405, Inspiron e1505, and the Inspiron e1705. What is the difference between these three. The screen size!

Personally, I would never consider anything below a 14.1-inch screen. If you are looking for the ultimate portability then the 14.1-inch screen is the way to go.

And it is not just the fact that it is the easiest to carry around. The laptop screen size and display is one of the most important factors when it comes to how long your battery is going to last. You can expect to get nine hours of battery life with a nice battery on a 14.1-inch screen.

The 15.4-inch screen of course falls somewhere in the middle. It still gets pretty good battery life but nothing compared to the 14.1-inch display. You can expect five or six hours of battery life.

The great benefit of the 15.4-inch screen is the price. Because it falls somewhere between, you aren't paying extra for the big and bulky screen. And you aren't paying extra for the compact size that is so difficult to make. So you get a nice and viewable display and a very good price.

Then there is the 17-inch screen or bigger! Most people like to call these desktop replacements. You get the power of a desktop but get the benefits of a laptop. These are obviously going to use up a lot of battery life. But if you love big screens than this is obviously the one that is right for you.

Also, if you think you are going to spend most of your time on your laptop near a power outlet then the battery life might not be a problem for you. Choose the 17-inch screen if a little bit higher price doesn't bother you and you don't mind carrying a little bit of extra weight.

But what if I want a big screen AND I want good battery life?

Fortunately there is something you can do if you want the best of both worlds. All you have to do is get a regular 14.1-inch or 15.4-inch laptop such as the e1405 or the e1505.

From there, you will have a choice between LCD displays when you configure your laptop. Your choice is usually set on the XGA display by default.

If you upgrade your display to the SXGA+ or the UXGA, you get a bigger looking laptop screen. However, if you have trouble seeing then this might not be the best choice for you.

These different displays make everything smaller in size without sacrificing quality. Icons on your desktop will appear smaller. But many more will be able to fit on the screen.

Updating your display is a great option if you don't mind things to be a little bit smaller and you love to have a lot of things on the screen.


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