How bad is it to go from 15.6" screen to 13"?

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  1. Vibe

    Vibe Member Guru

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    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?
     
  2. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    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.
     
  3. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    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
     
  4. DaRealGuru

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    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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    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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