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Default 07-16-2009, 03:18 PM

The 10v is made by Compal, there are only about half a dozen manufactures of notebooks, they then sell these to the dealers like Dell, HP etc... Dell uses mostly Compal products as does MSI.

The 1024 x 576 screen certianly was a odd choice for lcd, I would guess they did this originally because they got a good deal on them, however someone in QC dropped the ball and let this screen go through. Though the lcd is not bad it does have its limitations based on the fact that not all things will look or play right on a odd size such as this. It only made sense for Dell to start asking for or using an industry standard size such as 1024 x 600.

In other words, some cheap ******* accepted the wrong size lcd from the beginning and now they are realizing the potential for returns based on the lcd alone and have decided to do what every other netbook seller is doing.

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Default 07-16-2009, 07:08 PM

I have now compared the 1024x576 and 1024x600 displays - they are both EXACTLY the same dimensions - 22.5 cm x 12.6 cm which is 1.786 ratio which is very close to 16:9 (1.7777). So the 1024x600 display is 1.70666 ratio which is slightly squashed compared with the actual physical 1.786 ratio.

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Default 07-17-2009, 04:17 AM

If BH's finding above checks out this is concerning. As soon as I get home tomorrow I'll check on my new 10v I just received at home using some charts designed to validate aspect ratios.


Got my 10v and it is very difficult to say if squished or not. Looks like a normal 1024x600 to me but again squeezing 24v pixels in 1024x600 shouldn't be that difficult and shouldn't significantly affect the aspect ratio? Hummm... I also ran a 600 horizontal lines pic and it shows perfectly without out of sync issues. The perfect test would be one of those pics they use for aspect ratios in Video Editing...
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Default 07-20-2009, 09:35 PM

I just went to staples today and the mini 10 there had a 1024 x 768 . I tripled check it! I didnt know that resolution existed for the mini 10.
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Default 07-21-2009, 11:20 AM

Hi all - My first post but have been lurking/reading for nearly a week now.

I've spent the last 4 weeks trying to decide on a netbook for the girlfriend's birthday in August and have settled on a Dell Mini 10v. I'm actually considering buying two as I'd quite like one aswell

anyways back to the subject in hand - I've got a little news about screen resolutions in the UK as i've been onto my Dell Business Account Manager (i'm buying it through my work as i get a tidy 40% ish discount) about trying to get a 1024x600 screen. Unfortunately he can't guarantee i'll get two 10v's with 600 verticals, but after checking with various depts, he confirmed that the stock of 576p's is nearly dry

He's now checking to see if I have grounds for a return if I end up with 576p

edit- doh, I wont have grounds to return. oh well here's to hoping *fingers crossed*
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Default 07-21-2009, 02:29 PM

Originally Posted by bunta View Post
I just went to staples today and the mini 10 there had a 1024 x 768 . I tripled check it! I didnt know that resolution existed for the mini 10.
That would be the HD screen option for the Mini 10... not the 10v

The 10v is 1024x600

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Default 08-11-2009, 02:04 PM

The Dell UK site now lists the 10v as having a 1024x600 screen.

Case closed!
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Default 08-11-2009, 05:28 PM

In the Outlet section you can see some are 600 and some are 576, and you can pick the one you really want.
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Default 08-12-2009, 12:43 AM

Upon further research, googling the 'Lg Philips 10.1" wsvga' part listed by Dell on my invoice, I discovered that the Mini 10v uses Philips part number LP101WS1. Then, googling that part, lead me to conclude that indeed, Philips has several revisions of that part:

LP101WS1 (T1)(A1): 1024x576
LP101WS1 (T1)(B1): 1024x600

There also are B2 and B3 versions for sale here & there, they are also 600.

We don't know when Dell's factory switched from Philips' A rev to B rev, but it looks like the units being shipped and refurbished recently are of the B variety, at least in the US.

My Mini 10v arrived today from the Dell Outlet ($229 bought last week), and it has a 600 display. Whew, I was hoping for that.

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