Hey guys, I've read a lot on here about the hi-res screen option and some people put a lot of doubt in my head saying the fonts appear too small etc. Well my new hi res glossy i7 popped through the door this morning and after a days use I can honestly tell you that it is completely blown out of proportion. The fonts are easily readable and I have had no eye strain whatsoever. I'm -4.5 in both eyes and wear glasses so there's an extra material before my eyes and the screen and it's completely fine. The difference between the 1440x900 and this isn't even that much as well. I actually had to check to see if they had put the hi-res screen in when I first turned it on as I couldn't see much difference at first!! To all those sitting on the fence it's only £100 extra and it makes a huge difference in a positive way!!! I hope this helps some people make their decision.