27th January 2009, 04:33 AM
Rob Galbraith: A look at the evolving laptop display
Eighteen months have elapsed since we published an assessment of the matte display in the MacBook Pro 15 inch, and in that time the laptop display landscape has changed plenty. Apple has switched to a glossy-only screen design for most of its lineup, Lenovo has released a laptop with a screen calibrator built into the palmrest while netbooks have evolved into surprisingly useful tools for some types of photography. To that end, we've gathered and tested the displays in three current laptops: the late-2008 MacBook Pro 15 inch, Lenovo ThinkPad W700 and Dell Inspiron Mini 9, plus one from the recent past, the IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T60. Here's what we found.