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View Poll Results: If you own 10 or 10v with a 1024x600 display, have you noticed the squished pixels?
No, never noticed. Still can't see it, seems fine to me. 127 67.20%
I didn't until now, and now it bothers me! 20 10.58%
Yes, I noticed, but don't care. 40 21.16%
Yes, I couldn't take it, and had to give it up to a good home. 2 1.06%
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Default 09-02-2009, 07:18 PM

Originally Posted by Montala View Post
Just to confuse things even more, the new Mini 10v I received from Dell today has a small piece of paper in the box advising me that the default resolution for my computer is 1024 x 576, and then goes on to tell me how to change it!

Mind you I think they are assuming I am using Windows, rather than Ubuntu.

I can't believe that they have gone 'back' to the original size panel again, and assume that the slip of paper was included in error.
I agree.
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Default 09-02-2009, 07:27 PM

I measured the cross in the image, it's ~ 70mm x 67mm. So yes, the picture is slightly flattened. I wouldn't say it's particularly perceptible to the naked eye though considering viewing the screen at an angle flattens the image anyway

Also I've got used to viewing 4:3 television images at 16:9 which is a 25% distortion rather than the 4% evident here (although that did bug me at first so I can see how this issue could be annoying!).

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Default 09-05-2009, 03:28 PM

I took some actual photos of my new 10v (thanks again Frank). Here it is sitting next to my iMac with the circle picture up. You can tell a difference looking at that circle diagram. But, honestly under normal use (surfing/email/chat) I have not noticed anything at all...
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Default 09-06-2009, 04:04 AM

In my opinion, this "squished" pixels is overblown... it is barely noticeable and does not even matter.

If you are doing serious image reproduction, design, CAD, etc... then you are probably not using a Mini 10v anyhow! And if you are, then everything on the screen would be
"squished" the same and still allow you to design things to scale and in perspective with everything else on the screen.

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Default 09-13-2009, 03:40 AM

Mine looks fine, no distortion.
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Default 09-13-2009, 04:18 AM

Chuckle. I threw my box out yesterday, and like a couple of others here, I found it had the slip of paper explaining that the screen resolution was 1024x576.

But it isn't.

As for the squashed pixels, I find it most noticeable on the startup screen where the little timer thing swings around the circle. That looks oval. But bigger circles look like circles. No drama though, and if it hadn't been pointed out I never would have picked it up.
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Default 09-16-2009, 01:50 AM

I'm normally pretty sensitive to stretched or distorted images, but I can live with 4% distortion, at least on a little laptop I use mainly for reading and writing.
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Default 09-17-2009, 06:47 PM

i have the 1024x576 10v. Well, at least i think i do, and it looks like a normal circle.

Yay me for my Dell mini 10v. 120gb.
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Default 09-18-2009, 10:10 PM

There was no option in the poll for me so I didn't vote.

Yes, I noticed the "squished" screen immediately. Not ideal, but not a deal breaker either.
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Default 09-28-2009, 01:57 PM

Originally Posted by Skiz View Post
There was no option in the poll for me so I didn't vote.

Yes, I noticed the "squished" screen immediately. Not ideal, but not a deal breaker either.
You noticed it immediately? What do you have a picture of a circle as your desktop wallpaper?

Seriously guys, I'm usually pretty anal when it comes to picture quality and the like but this seriously makes me think I aint that bad after all.
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