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Although this isn't exactly specific to these lists, the subject of LCDs for photo editing keeps coming up, so I just thought I'd share my most recent experience. I just got an IBM A31p laptop, which has a 1600x1200 LCD, and it's very impressive. Previously, I had an A20p, which had a 1400x1050 LCD, but it's viewing angle was pretty poor (especially vertically), which made it impossible to profile properly (with OptiCal and a Spyder) without doing extensive tweaking at the dark end. Its vertical viewing angle was so poor that sitting two feet away from it my eye could see the variations from top to bottom, making it useless for photo editing. But the A31p display profiles quite well, losing almost nothing at the low end of the scale. In case anyone cares, OptiCal indicates the following primary colors: R: x=0.581 y=0.330 G: x=0.299 y=0.536 B: x=0.141 y=0.134 This isn't a huge gamut, and is rather weak in the greens (compared to a CRT), but it has good blues and not bad reds (assuming the Spyder is accurate). The uncalibrated luminance was 181, but for some reason the Information dialog isn't listing the calibrated brightness; however, it's much better than my A20p. In a fairly bright room, it's much brighter than a white piece of paper on my desk. I've not looked at a super high end Apple LCD, so I can't compare the viewing angle, but in normal use I don't see any variations as I move my head around a few inches. More to the point, pictures that I'm used to viewing on my 21" Nokia CRT look damn close in quality on this laptop. In short, while it may not satisfy a pro as his or her only computer, it appears to be quite good for photo editing. I can't say who makes the display, so it's possible that you can find a cheaper computer by someone else that uses the same display, but everything else about the IBM is top-notch, too. With a 1.7GHz P4, a gig of RAM, 60GB disk, Ethernet, FireWire, and a DVD/CD-RW, it doesn't leave much to be desired for horsepower or connectivity. -- Ciao, Paul D. DeRocco Paul mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.