Yeah, I'm just as messed up about it as you are... I would have seriously considereed the standard 1280X800 LED, but i read a review from one guy who thought it was awful, and he had manufacturer's name and all... so that gave me some pause. After that, barring WXGA+ LED (non high nit), then it had to be CCFL WXGA+. I recently looked at a 13.3" X300 thinkpad at the store. It has a 1440X900, and it looked just right. I suspect it would be even better with a 14.1" T400... My boss has a sony 14.1" with the 1280x800, and the resolution seems slightly amateur to me.