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Old 08-15-2006, 01:59 PM   #3
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I've been using my laptops like this for almost 10 years now.

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Originally Posted by Alexander Turcic
  • Could it harm your harddisk if you flip your notebook up on its side?
Not directly, but if the air holes are on the side that you put down and thus get covered then a lot of stuff could overheat, including the harddrive. But very few laptops have vents on both sides, so you can usually rotate the image the other way, unless you have some pc-card, usb, ps2, video-out, etc. port in use on the other side.

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Originally Posted by Alexander Turcic
  • Could the LCD still produce clear images from the "wrong" viewing angle?
This is indeed a problem, especially with the cheaper TN type TFTs, which are very common (even among the "tablet PCs", despite what rmeister0 claims above).
It's not that the image is unclear, but it makes the left eye see other shades than the right eye. Especially dark colors get very glossy on TN TFTs. IMO it looks slightly weird and I find it highly annoying. My girlfriend says she feels sick when she looks at such a display on its side.
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