Originally Posted by Josh.B.
I think that you have a couple of choices: Settle for LCD performance or look at another brand of laptop. Gamers have looked elsewhere for years.
is this an example of the quantity vs. quality issue called earlier?
Everyone has opinions. Not all opinions are the same. Some are "good" opinions, based in actual vs. attributed fact. Others are questionable or "bad" opinions where facts are more, shall we say, loosely defined and the rigor is in flogging the opinion with great vigor, not accuracy.
The term "whiney" comes up in these threads a lot because much of the commentary stems out of the recurring theme of "I want, I want, I want". Or a Cartmaneque "RESPECT MA AUTHORITAY". There is a wide market of standard, semi-custom, and fully custom laptops out there. You can have Blu-Ray, eSata, HDMI, USB3, 16:9 full HD, and TB hard drives. It will perform as well as you desire it to (hopefully) and give you bragging rights on features. And a 10lb laptop. With 3 hours of battery life - unless of course you buy the 5lb extended battery, which will give you 6 hours. They are called trade-offs - which is why many in this forum are not in the computer industry as very successful designers and engineers of hardware. The proof of performance is not completely in the stats but in the actual hands-on usage. which is why you can buy a statistically higher performance/higher featured PC which still pretty much sucks and will be replaced on average in 3 years.