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Laptop Gears Grinding

You know what really grinds my gears? I bought a new laptop four years ago, and now I'm in the market again, and the market hasn't improved. Yeah, so Mac introduced a backlit keyboard four years ago - I'm sure someone else did it first, but it was the first one I saw - and now, four years later, backlit keyboards are still not mainstream. My first laptop, a 17” Dell monstrosity, had a 1920x1200 (WUXGA) display. Guess what? Today, you can get a 1920x1080 display in a five-inch cellphone, but there aren't many options in a reasonably-sized laptop. If you add those three requirements together - high resolution, 13-14” screen size, and backlit keyboard - you've got a product that no one makes. That really grinds my gears. And don't even get me started on PC touchpads….


 So anyway, moving on, here's what I'd like to see in a new laptop (click here for what I wanted four years ago):

Anybody know of any good options? (If I had to buy a new one right now - thanks goodness I don't - I'd buy a Lenovo ThinkPad T430 and max out all the internals. But the resolution still isn't high enough, the SSD isn't big enough, and I'll bet money the trackpad sucks.)


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