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Default 04-24-2010, 04:27 PM

i would like to thank Greenbean for mentioning he complain to tech support and got the upgrade for free, I had alot of issues during the ordering phase of my purchase that resulted in significant delays in receiving my order and when I finally got it I had some stuck pixels in the middle of the screen. Based on his experience I pushed for the upgraded screen and they caved. Sadly i need to return it to the depot for the work to be done, they would not ship me the part directly so more delays!

but at least im getting the new screen!
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Default 04-24-2010, 08:10 PM

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i would like to thank Greenbean... im getting the new screen!
I am happy to help.
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Default LCD upgrade - 04-24-2010, 09:59 PM

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Congrats how did the instal go?
I tracked down that vendor (Smart-Micro USA) and located the RKDY3 high def screen on their web-site. Their listed price was $138, but shipping cost is unknown. At that price point it's just not cost affective to me. So far the only limitations I'm aware of with a 1024x600 screen is a reported issue with using yahoo (more details required to confirm this limitation) and not being able to play back 720P videos. Actually 480P video looks pretty darn good on the standard 10.1" screen per my testing. BTW, the primary reason to go for a full High Definition screen is prevent the individual pixels from become obvious, like when playing standard definition video on a 50" TV. There is a reason for those higher resolution screens and that's primarily to keep the video looking good when its displayed on bigger sets. Is anyone else aware of other limitations or issues with the 1024x600 screens?


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Default 04-24-2010, 10:13 PM

just did the upgrade on mine, it's fantastic having so much more screen real estate...i didn't realize how bad the 1024X600 display looked until i fired it up with this new display

install was pretty easy, took about 1.5 hours total to do...beware the webcam connector, it's a real pain to get outta there

reference the instructions located here: Documentation

it will make it a bit easier for you if you're nervous about tearing into your brand new netbook
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Default 04-25-2010, 11:09 PM

just found this link any one know if its legit or usable for the 1012 at $53 maybe worth it?
DELL RKDY3 LAPTOP LCD SCREEN 10.1" WXGA HD LED $53.98
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Default 04-28-2010, 01:20 PM

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I tracked down that vendor (Smart-Micro USA) and located the RKDY3 high def screen on their web-site. Their listed price was $138, but shipping cost is unknown. At that price point it's just not cost affective to me. So far the only limitations I'm aware of with a 1024x600 screen is a reported issue with using yahoo (more details required to confirm this limitation) and not being able to play back 720P videos. Actually 480P video looks pretty darn good on the standard 10.1" screen per my testing. BTW, the primary reason to go for a full High Definition screen is prevent the individual pixels from become obvious, like when playing standard definition video on a 50" TV. There is a reason for those higher resolution screens and that's primarily to keep the video looking good when its displayed on bigger sets. Is anyone else aware of other limitations or issues with the 1024x600 screens?

I watch 720p Videos at full screen with no problem what so ever, and they looks fantastic. I have basic 1012
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Default Upgrade LCD from 1024x600 to 1366x768 - 04-28-2010, 01:32 PM

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I watch 720p Videos at full screen with no problem what so ever, and they looks fantastic. I have basic 1012
That sounds encouraging. Do you have the standard Intel NM10 Express Graphics installed in your "1012"?


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Default 04-29-2010, 12:15 PM

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That sounds encouraging. Do you have the standard Intel NM10 Express Graphics installed in your "1012"?

Whatever came with it.. No broadcom chip. Windows 7 and WMP and 720's play fine. Anything higher struggles.
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Default 05-20-2010, 04:45 PM

720p sort of seems ok on my 1012 but it's not when you really watch and pay attention to the details.
Go here and check out the Step Into Liquid 720p wmv file.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...tshowcase.aspx
It plays on my mini but the video and audio are out of sync. Watch the people talking. It's like a bad old kung fu movie with the words and the people speaking is off. So it may seem ok for some videos, but it can't really do the job.
I just have the standard 1012.
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Default 06-08-2010, 04:57 PM

i found an LCD that Im thinking of ordering for around $60 shipped, the only issue that i may have is that the LCD is not shipped with an inverter. i was wondering if there would be any issues in swapping out the inverter if im going from a 1024x600 to the hd 1366x786. any help would be greatly appreciated
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