I need 1280x1024 (SXGA) resolution in a notebook, immediately. Recommendations?
Most of the new notebook makers have abandoned the SXGA spec (1280x1024) in favor of a wider screen that will work with wide screen DVD playback. My problem is that I need to buy a notebook right now (for a trade show) that will support exactly 1280x1024. ("SXGA+" will not look right, as I need to fill the screen with 1280x1024 pixels, and drive an outboard LCD monitor at the same time.)
Although I have built over 100 computers, I have very little experience with notebooks/laptops, and have never owned one. So, I am asking for your recommendation of a notebook that:
1.) you have some experience with
2.) you would recommend
3.) costs as little as possible (hopefully under $1500)
4.) will display EXACTLY 1280x1024
I will also be connecting either a Samsung 710-T or a 710-N LCD monitor to the notebook for the trade show, and I assume that the output resolution of the video card needs to be 1280x1024 in order for this to work.