X-bit Labs took a look at ten 14" widescreen notebooks: Acer TravelMate 3222WXMi,
Acer TravelMate 2423NWXMi, ASUS W3H00V, LG LW40,
LG T1, MSI MegaBook S425, Samsung X1, Samsung X11, Sony VGN-FJ1SR and the Toshiba Tecra A6-S513.
It seems that notebooks with widescreen displays have come to stay. In the portable sector (12” and smaller) there are almost no classic notebooks with a display aspect ratio of 4:3 except for a very few models from major brands. The advantages of a wide display have been touted by so many marketers that common users should have long taken in the idea that they must be using such a wonderful thing just everywhere they possibly can. But if you were just to delve deeper into this matter and see whence the wide-format picture comes from, you would learn a few curious facts.