I live in illinois and am going 2 purchase a new notebook. I've done a LOT of research and have come 2 a choice of 2 notebooks. They are both by Gateway the NX850X and the NX850XL. No matter which one I choose everything is going 2 be the same except for the graphics card and the resolution on the screen. they both have 17" screens the nx850x has 1440x900 res and the nx850xl has 1680x1050 res. My concern is how much smaller the font size will be on the higher res. I would like 2 do games but also use a lot of programs that use typing so I was wondering if I get the one with 1680x1050 and use that setting when I play games but when I want 2 do typing or softeware that has a lot of font can I turn it down 2 1440x900 without having any bad looking words or graphics and will it work good with most 32 bit software. Will I find my self only 2 be able 2 do a lot of things only at the native 1680x1050 or will pretty much everything look good and not blurry or jagged even when I lower the res too 1440x900.
As far as the graphics cards the nx850x has Ati mobility radeon x700 128mb and the nx850xl has nvidia geforce go 6800 256mb. Now yes I know the higher MB card will be a lot better bet I want 2 know if I get the notebook with the x700 128 mb card is there going 2 be huge delay time and a huge slow down with new games like doom 3 and will I just be totally dissapointed with any other current new games or can it handle it ok.
One more question about the screen resolution stuff. If I had the one with 1680x1050 can I enlarge the font size without having any adverse affects on software applications and on the web?
Thanks a bunch 2 everyone who reads this!