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a b α HP
June 8, 2005 11:58:52 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.video (More info?)

I have just bought an HP nc6120 laptop and I am overall satisfied with it.

However, the quality of the display disappoints me, as it's noticeably worse
than my previous laptop: a Toshiba Satellite Pro, bought 3 years ago.

The images looks low-quality, like the range of colors would be limited.
This happens although the display settings are set to the maximum: 1024x728
32bit 16M colors

I would expect that notebook by a good brand (HP Compaq), would be at least
better than a 3 years old model.

At the end of this email, I reported the display and the video adapter specs
for both models.
Does anyone have comments on this?


Do these specs confirm a worst video quality of the HP model?

Or could it be a matter of not optimized settings?


Thanks a lot for any clarification!

Daniele




HP COMPAQ NC6120
=================

Display size
15.0-inch TFT XGA (1024 x 768 resolution and 16 M colors)
15.0-inch TFT SXGA+ (1400 x 1050 resolution and 16 M colors)

Display resolution
External video: 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, or 1600 x
1200 resolution (up to 100-Hz refresh rate dependent upon monitor
capability, resolution and color depth settings.

Video adapter description
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900 with up to 128-MB shared system
memory



TOSHIBA SATELLITE PRO 6100
=========================

DISPLAY:
a.. size : 14.1 "
a.. type : TFT colour display
a.. internal resolution : 1024 x 768
a.. dot pitch (HxV) : 0.279 x 0.279 mm
a.. typical contrast ratio : 150:1
a.. response rise/fall : 20/30 ms
a.. LCD brightness (AC adaptor, super bright) : 70
a.. LCD brightness (AC adaptor, bright) : 90
a.. LCD brightness (AC adaptor, semi bright) : 110
a.. LCD brightness (battery, super bright) : 5
a.. LCD brightness (battery, bright) : 10
a.. LCD brightness (battery, semi bright) : 30

GRAPHICS ADAPTOR:
a.. manufacturer : NVIDIA
a.. type : GeForce4T 420 Go
a.. memory : 16 MB
a.. memory type : DDR
a.. BitBlT : 256 bit
a.. bus clock speed : 66MHz x4
a.. 2D graphics accelerator : Yes
a.. 3D graphics accelerator : Yes
a.. open GL support : Yes
a.. direct 3D support : Yes
a.. motion compensation : Yes
a.. integrated TV encoder : Yes
a.. reduce TV out flicker : Yes
a.. multiple display support : Yes
a.. triangle setup : Yes
a.. connected bus : 4 x AGP bus

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Anonymous
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a b α HP
July 19, 2005 4:36:27 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.video (More info?)

"" wrote:
> I have just bought an HP nc6120 laptop and I am overall
> satisfied with it.
>
> However, the quality of the display disappoints me, as it's
> noticeably worse
> than my previous laptop: a Toshiba Satellite Pro, bought 3
> years ago.
>
> The images looks low-quality, like the range of colors would
> be limited.
> This happens although the display settings are set to the
> maximum: 1024x728
> 32bit 16M colors
>
> I would expect that notebook by a good brand (HP Compaq),
> would be at least
> better than a 3 years old model.
>
> At the end of this email, I reported the display and the video
> adapter specs
> for both models.
> Does anyone have comments on this?
>
>
> Do these specs confirm a worst video quality of the HP model?
>
> Or could it be a matter of not optimized settings?
>
>
> Thanks a lot for any clarification!
>
> Daniele
>
>
>
>
> HP COMPAQ NC6120
> =================
>
> Display size
> 15.0-inch TFT XGA (1024 x 768 resolution and 16 M colors)
> 15.0-inch TFT SXGA+ (1400 x 1050 resolution and 16 M colors)
>
> Display resolution
> External video: 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x
> 1024, or 1600 x
> 1200 resolution (up to 100-Hz refresh rate dependent upon
> monitor
> capability, resolution and color depth settings.
>
> Video adapter description
> Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900 with up to 128-MB
> shared system
> memory
>
>
>
> TOSHIBA SATELLITE PRO 6100
> =========================
>
> DISPLAY:
> a.. size : 14.1 "
> a.. type : TFT colour display
> a.. internal resolution : 1024 x 768
> a.. dot pitch (HxV) : 0.279 x 0.279 mm
> a.. typical contrast ratio : 150:1
> a.. response rise/fall : 20/30 ms
> a.. LCD brightness (AC adaptor, super bright) : 70
> a.. LCD brightness (AC adaptor, bright) : 90
> a.. LCD brightness (AC adaptor, semi bright) : 110
> a.. LCD brightness (battery, super bright) : 5
> a.. LCD brightness (battery, bright) : 10
> a.. LCD brightness (battery, semi bright) : 30
>
> GRAPHICS ADAPTOR:
> a.. manufacturer : NVIDIA
> a.. type : GeForce4T 420 Go
> a.. memory : 16 MB
> a.. memory type : DDR
> a.. BitBlT : 256 bit
> a.. bus clock speed : 66MHz x4
> a.. 2D graphics accelerator : Yes
> a.. 3D graphics accelerator : Yes
> a.. open GL support : Yes
> a.. direct 3D support : Yes
> a.. motion compensation : Yes
> a.. integrated TV encoder : Yes
> a.. reduce TV out flicker : Yes
> a.. multiple display support : Yes
> a.. triangle setup : Yes
> a.. connected bus : 4 x AGP bus

Dear Daniele,
I solved a font clearness trouble.
You have to change in Display Properties -> Appereance -> Effects ->
"Use standard method to smooth edge of creen fonts".
Using "Clear Type" method (by default in Xp Professional) I
experienced a blurry definition of screen fonts.
Standard Method is very very better.

Ciao,

Roberto

PS: I first tried to upgrade monitor, adapter drivers, Intel Graphics
media with no succesful results...

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