Looking at a Dell M4400 for freelance work and am trying to figure out which screen I want. The LED is supposedly better than LCD, but Dell offers a higher-resolution LCD than even what the LED is capable of.
Keep in mind that most of the time this laptop will be docked to two 22" monitors.
Ah, I see. I thought each pixel was an individual LED or something to that affect. If it’s just the backlight that’s different, then I’ll go with the higher-resolution LCD. Power-consumption isn’t a huge deal for my use as it will be docked most of the time.
I’d say it’s pretty robust, and if not your warranty should cover it if it doesn’t last. If you lose a cathode tube in your screen, you’ll notice. If you lose 1 or 2 LEDs you probably won’t. I don’t know what manufacturer of LEDs they’re using, but I would venture a guess that the average lifespan is at least 60,000 hours if not 100k. Plus, they’re solid-state and there’s no real issue with turning them on and off.
A laptop you buy will probably be obsolete in about 3 years, maybe stretched to 5-6? I wouldn’t see any issues with buying an LED screen. The technology really isn’t any different from the LED’s you have everywhere else in the universe. You’d probably get a dead pixel before you got a burned out LED in the display. I’d have no hesitations about buying an LED display now other than the price difference.
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