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OK, thanks!

From a spec POV, I like the idea of the larger screen, but the processor is a lesser model and resolution is 1600 x 900, The other is 1920 x 1080.

Would you be tempted by the larger screen?
 
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No. Higher resolution on smaller screen is two steps better.

True but this is problematic if you intend on using CAD software of any kind. Broad plans and schematics are best displayed as large as possible.

Also interesting that John Lewis employ such aggresive price matching policies these days - this was not the case in the past. It goes to show how desperate they are to stay relevant and in business, trying to match online prices must have eaten away heavily at their profit margins over the last 10 years. It would explain why the amount and quality of staff has decreased. I remember when JL's shop floors would be flooded with well dressed salespeople, now it's the typical one person per section approach - usually by someone with half the training and etiquette. The trouble is every retailer with face-to-face customer outlets is facing the same efficiency issues. Don't be surprised if they go the same way as Comet did at some point - the world is changing.
 
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The trouble is every retailer with face-to-face customer outlets is facing the same efficiency issues. Don't be surprised if they go the same way as Comet did at some point - the world is changing.
Gosh, are you saying that there is some magical new way to shop where people push buttons from the sanctity of their own favourite seat?
Blimey, no wonder retail outlets are forced to trim staff etc. Well spotted.(y)
 
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Gosh, are you saying that there is some magical new way to shop where people push buttons from the sanctity of their own favourite seat?
Blimey, no wonder retail outlets are forced to trim staff etc. Well spotted.(y)

It comes at a major cost to high street retailers price matching in such a way, not to be understated.
 
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True but this is problematic if you intend on using CAD software of any kind. Broad plans and schematics are best displayed as large as possible.
Surely not at poorer resolution - within reason.

With higher resolution you can sit closer.

People don't buy big tvs without HD.
 
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Would there be that much noticeable difference in resolution between an 17inch and say 21 inch laptop screen?
 
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Surely not at poorer resolution - within reason.

With higher resolution you can sit closer.

People don't buy big tvs without HD.

As a Solidworks user, A large display is a prerequisite, as far as I'm concerned.
 
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Would there be that much noticeable difference in resolution between an 17inch and say 21 inch laptop screen?

.In the two examples given - yes.

It is the larger screen which has the poorer resolution.

Mine is 15.6 and 1920 x 1080 - if I reduce it to 1600x 900 I think it very poor - let alone making the screen bigger as well - that would be like the next resolution down as well
 
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.In the two examples given - yes.

It is the larger screen which has the poorer resolution.

Mine is 15.6 and 1920 x 1080 - if I reduce it to 1600x 900 I think it very poor - let alone making the screen bigger as well - that would be like the next resolution down as well

So then quality in exchange for reduced visual field. I suppose it depends very much on usage. I agree with you though, it's interesting, but it's person specific. If I used CAD on such a small screen most of my time would involve moving windows to suit the screen and less on what I'm there to do. Having said that I wouldn't use CAD on a laptop for that very reason. My desktop screen at home is 24 inches and I like the idea of dual screen as well. So yeah it's a bit of a moot point.
 
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