Hardware Thread, Widescreen Laptops and Projectors in Technical; Hi Guys,
I'm sure more and more of you are finding yourselves in positions where new laptops only seem to ...
13th January 2008, 04:44 PM #1
- Rep Power
Widescreen Laptops and Projectors
I'm sure more and more of you are finding yourselves in positions where new laptops only seem to be in the widescreen format, and projectors that you currently have around the schools ceiling mounted etc do not support these new resolutions.
What tips/setups are you going down the route of? Are you purchasing new projectors for the new widescreen laptops? This adds to the cost and also will probably need new brackets to ceiling mount etc etc
Or are you simply just putting up with it and changing the laptop resolution to something like 1024x768. I hate doing this, as the display on the laptop is awful and would hate anybody working with the incorrect resolution.
Any help/tips/ solutions would be gratefully accepted!!
Does anybody have any experience of any Wireless Widescreen Projectors that we could use (Mainly for our Tablet PCs)
IDG Tech News
13th January 2008, 05:36 PM #2
Our laptops switch down from 1280x800 to 1024x768 when switched over to a projector. If you switch back to single display mode, the res goes back too but teachers rarely do that. In fact, so few staff even notice that it's a non-issue.
14th January 2008, 09:19 AM #3
14th January 2008, 09:43 AM #4
Dell still have non-widescreen XGA resolution laptops in their Latitude range (D520 & D530) so I am still buying these for staff. There are a number of suppliers EuroPC, MCS, ITC, SterlingXS who sell refurbished systems for less than £400. We experimented with widescreen laptops but staff didn't like them, several older members of staff complained about the screens being difficult to see in their native resolutions. Fortunately the students think they are 'cool' so we have bought a number for curriculum use.
All of our teaching 'spaces' have non-widescreen IWB in place so we will not be buying any more (apart from replacements if any break). My current plan is to let the 'BSF' experts sort this issue out when we are 'remodelled' in three years time. That way I won't get the blame if staff don't like the outcome.
I must admit I find 15" widescreens hard on my eyes, that's why I have a 17" widescreen laptop
14th January 2008, 12:51 PM #5
Lee, we use Dell Latitude D620s for all our teaching staff. We find that just using the Fn+F8 combo to switch between internal and external displays works fine using the bundled nvidia graphics drivers - no problems so far! Hope that helps.
By Elky in forum Hardware
Last Post: 20th December 2007, 01:22 PM
By maniac in forum Hardware
Last Post: 16th November 2007, 06:28 PM
By tosca925 in forum General Chat
Last Post: 24th July 2007, 09:10 PM
By mattpant in forum Hardware
Last Post: 9th July 2007, 07:10 PM
By StewartKnight in forum Hardware
Last Post: 22nd December 2005, 09:22 PM
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)