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How bad is it to go from 15.6" screen to 13"?
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Question How bad is it to go from 15.6" screen to 13"? - 07-08-2017, 17:23 | posts: 97 | Location: Indiana

Looking at the XPS 13 inch to upgrade from my 15.6" MacBook Pro. Mostly for the battery life but how bad is this going to hurt? I mean I try to imagine a 2 inch smaller screen size but seems like it would just make browsing the web a frustrating experience. Has anyone here gone from a larger to a smaller screen size?
   
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Default 07-08-2017, 17:39 | posts: 2,886 | Location: far,far from home

Yes, i have.
Went from 15.6" laptop to a 14" Dell and a 12.5" Lenovo Thinkpad.First it was a bit weird, but after a few weeks i adjusted and enjoyed the portability.
When i really needed a bigger screen,i just connected the laptop to a external monitor and that was all.


   
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Default 07-09-2017, 00:25 | posts: 13,143 | Location: Scotland

Well, hope you have perfect vision or some good glasses

My laptop is 1080p, and that is bloody small at that level. This 13" is apparently 1800p, i'd put on 200% or 150% scaling personally.

I recently went from a 49" 1080p tv to a 55" 4k tv, without double scaling i cannot read shiit, your laptop is going to be the same tbh
   
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Default 08-08-2017, 07:51 | posts: 21

What are you going to be doing on it? If you plan on gaming then going to a small screen is not going to be fun, but if you are doing something more work related(data entry, coding, design) then it would not be as noticeable.
   
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Default 08-09-2017, 15:05 | posts: 10 | Location: New Jersey

I used to work with two monitors and now I use a usual laptop. First it felt weird but in a couple of weeks it grew on me. If browsing the web is the main thing you're planning to do it shouldn't be a big problem
   
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