I recently bought the Lenovo Ideapad 330S i5 with SSD and IPS screen for $580 after returning a Dell for pwm flicker issues. The Lenovo's screen is comfortable to look at but the colors aren't so great. From notebookcheck, I see that the contrast is 449:1 which is half of Dell's. All of the other models in store were basically glossy screens that I wanted to avoid. I was also looking at the Acer E 15 at $600 and Acer Aspire 5 a515 54 $500. My budget is $800 and by far, the most important thing is it being flicker free which I'd set at 20,000 ghz to be safe which one of those two models does. If anyone has recs, it'd be much appreciated.
- Given the low contrast, what does it mean for my great monitor? I'm going to use it primarily with the monitor, so does the contrast go according to the laptop or the monitor's specs? What output am I getting when I view it solely from the monitor?
- No matter where I go, the Lenovo Atheros Qualcomm 802.11ac shows less wifi strength across all channels than my old Dell 802.11b/g/n, even when I put them together in the same spot. I nearly pulled the plug on buying one of the abovementioned models until I saw that they had the same wifi cards and complaints about them. Lenovo has the 5ghz version of my internet though. How serious is this defect? Is it worth returning the laptop? A lot of the other models in this price range are using the same thing. Recs much appreciated.