...I thought a 15" T60 with a Flexview screen would be nice, and found one on ebay.
....but I sent it back the next day and swopped it for a 'normal' 14" T60.
The problem was that whilst the screen was beautifully clear and bright (I played a couple of DVDs to check and was suitably impressed), the text / font size was tiny for my 62 year old eyes.
Although the resolution and the font size can be altered, the resultant text was slightly 'fuzzy', and as others have stated elsewhere, screens should be viewed at their correct resolution.
Walter: I am sad to hear that you've given up your 15" SXGA+ Flexview/IPS T60 for a non-Flexview T61 (?!?)... but part of that "sadness" is probably owing to me being a Flexview-addict!
Anyway, in order for people best being able to give you advice and suggestions, I trust it would be helpful if you could share with us for what application(s) you'll need your "new" ThinkPad; are we talking some relatively CPU-intensive things like CAD-work or scientific calculations, or are we more talking more CPU-idle applications, such as browsing the internet, mailing, writing etc.? The suggestions would of course depend of your anticipated use, your priorities (size, weight, battery time, cost, LCD quality) etc.
This post mainly to point your attention to a few threads on this forum, where users have discussed improving the "user experience" (/ease!) when working with more or less high-resolution displays... you may
perhaps not have fully exhausted all your options for obtaining an acceptable, or even very joyful, display setting/font size etc. from your (previous) 15" 4:3 SXGA+ T60? If of interest, feel free
to browse e.g. the following threads for inspiration, education and perhaps the final fulfillment of all your LCD-dreams! 15" 1600x1200 screen - Text too small?
and in particular this post
and Settings guide to improve SXGA+ readability -Pls Improve
and Lowering UXGA resolution?
and Screen Size, Resolution, Readability & Eyestrain
and Advantages to SXGA+ over XGA?
Good luck with your endeavour towards finding THE