A 20" Laptop?

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Over the weekend we had an amazing discussion on laptops where one member had said they'd happily buy a 19" laptop. This seems a bit much to me, but ZDNet are running a story about the adoption and projection for future large screen laptop use based on findings from an IDC report. Apparently, BIG is IN

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Even larger screen sizes are in the pipeline. Samsung has already shown its upcoming 19-inch laptop to CNET Reviews. The product is expected to ship later this year. Dell, a major partner of Samsung, could easily adopt the large screen format for its high-end XPS laptops. And, LG Philips is also touting its 20-inch LCD displays for laptops, Shim said.

I'll probably go 15" myself, as i have to travel, but as these things get better and better I can see my next desktops being large screened laptops...

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I can see my next desktops

I can see my next desktops being large screen laptops, but I can't see my next laptops being large screened laptops. They're just too unwieldy. The 17" Powerbook is far too big for my wants and needs. I want something powerful and compact. In widescreen, so I can throw all my windows and palettes around and still have screen space.

I see the 17 and 19 inch

I see the 17 and 19 inch laptops as being 'luggable', like the very first Compaq or Kaypro portables. Something you would move between a summer home and winter home or maybe work-office and home-office. For real get-on-a-plane travel or even surfing from the back patio I think these would be way too cumbersome.

Heh

Remember the "luggable"? Halfway between laptop and desktop

I remember...

I still have a better-use-a-caddie-to-carry Corona with built-in double 5"25 drives and 9" monochrome CRT. Suitcase model (and ~size and ~weight) with a keyboard in the 'lid'.

Alas it doesn't run Windows so I moved it to the attic.

Wit. I had one of those ....

Wasn't Corona though. Buggered if I can remember the brand - I bought it second hand from the School of Scandanavian Studies at Edinburgh University and it had only been switched on twice in 2 years.

"one member" that's me

I feel special now, thanks Nick ;)

Seriously, thanks for pointing out this article, if those bad boys are that close to production I can wait a bit longer before I replace my 17" so I can grab one of the new 19" models. Don't know if I could go bigger than that though. Thrilled to see larger sizes coming out.

If there was a way to put a

If there was a way to put a little solar panel on the top of the monitor to recharge your battery, maybe. Otherwise you'd have to plug in every 30 minutes to recharge.

Small is beautiful

I have to say I resisted the urge to "Super Size" my new laptop and went for 15" screen. I just think that if you want it on your lap the it needs to lap sized...

If you mainly use your laptop on a desk then yes a larger screen is a good idea. Personally I use the same desk most days and have installed docking station connected to a normal keyboard mouse and a 19" monitor. Best of both worlds.

On a recent trip I was

On a recent trip I was talking with a security person in the airport. When I placed my laptop in the plastic bin it fit but it was a snug fit. The guy told me they chose the size of the bin so everyone's computer would fit. He said a few weeks ago they had a business man come through with a laptop was too big. Turn out this computer was a "one of" prototype model. So they are coming ...

too big for travel

I love a big screen, but I've got a 17" powerbook and even with that I feel like a hunchback after carrying that around an airport. Just picked up 12" 4lb Dell Inspiron just for that reason.

>>A 20" Laptop? Put a

>>A 20" Laptop?

Put a leather strap on it and you can use it as a sheild like a Roman Legionaire. heheheh

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