You might not think of display quality when it comes to design, but it plays a critical role in determining the value of a mobile device. You could have the beefiest specs on the planet, but what good will that do if your photos look dim? By the same token, narrow viewing angles can mar the user experience. If you have to tilt the lid on a laptop way back just to see what’s on the display, don’t buy it.
The good news is that we measure the brightness of every notebook, tablet and phone that comes through our labs and compare that number with the category average. But be sure to test-drive that screen in the store, too.
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