I'm currently in the process of deciding what kind of laptop I want to buy.
I pretty much have it narrowed down to particular model that has a 15.6" screen.
I have a little bit of a dilemma with regards to the display however.
I'm tried to decide between a 1440x900 and 1920x1080 for the display resolution. The price difference is very minor ($25), so I'm not worried about that aspect.
Normally, it'd be a no-brainer: go for the higher resolution.
However, I am worried that at 1920x1080, everything will be very small and hard to read. After all, I'm used to a 24" monitor with 1920x1200.
Readability is obviously very important, but I'm also worried that I might curse myself later for not getting the full 1920x1080.
Does anyone have any experience with using small screens with resolution this high? Do you find it difficult/painful to read things?
Update: I've tried adjusting DPI in the past on XP/Vista, and generally it seems to be annoying: things get misaligned and don't look right.
I should note that while this notebook will have Vista (with Win7 upgrade option), I'll probably be using it mostly for linux. Does anyone know well the font scaling works in ubuntu?