Posted by: M.« on: March 31, 2014, 16:48:16 »
It is naïve to assume that the FHD option means what Notebookcheck reviewed last year in M4700. Don’t get yourselves duped like that. Don’t make such assumptions. Did Dell promise anywhere in their spec sheets or order forms that the FHD option would be wide gamut or premium color or IPS or anything like that? No, they didn’t.
Sadly, there is no way of knowing what screen you’re getting before you open the box and run the beast. Mine got AUO B156HW02, which did not win much praise from Notebookcheck in Latitude E6540. Other reported panels are LP156WFC (a slightly better review by Notebookcheck in Latitude E6530) or even Chimei Innolux N156HGE.
In top-of-the-line 15″ Precision? Beats me.
Sheesh, I went for a workstation mostly because I wanted a great LCD in an overall powerful laptop. And I got Latitudesque crap instead—precisely what I wanted to avoid.
The screen can supposedly be replaced with anything physically and electrically compatible, and I’ll suck it up for the time being.
Had I known this in advance, I would still have not changed my mind about buying M4800, actually. There are not that many options on the market. Lenovo W540 seems poorly built in comparison, and I just couldn’t stand the chiclets on the rest of the pack.