UPDATE: As I mentioned in a later post, the 17" MacBook Pro is the only current technology laptop with a 1920x1200 display. It is a great platform for running Windows. If you decide to get one, order it with a matte finish display for $50 extra. It is worth it. Battery life is a true 4.5 hours or better. I would not hesitate to buy another MacBook Pro today if I needed additional hardware.
Lenovo, Dell, Sony and Sager do not sell a 1920x1200 (WUXGA) laptop. I understand that manufacturers provide what there is market demand for. I also understand that HDTV and the 1080p standard is heavily influencing both monitor and laptop screen resolutions. But I do not understand why there is so little demand for a WUXGA laptop. Nor do I understand the popularity of glossy displays. I really don't like to look at my laptop and see the reflection of the overhead lighting.
Most laptops have 1366x768 (HD) screen sizes. HD is fine for watching videos. It's difficult to get serious work done on such a puny screen resolution. For those who think size matters, it's really the number of pixels that matters. My desktop has two monitors, a small HP ZR24w monitor and a large HP LP3065 monitor. Yes, I called a 24" WUXGA monitor small. I have it in portrait mode, 1200x1920, to minimize vertical scrolling on spreadsheets. My 30" HP monitor is portrait mode of 2560x1600. It allows me to see legal documents life size without scrolling. Scrolling is not something I want to waste my time doing. Productivity is definitely higher with larger screen resolutions. The color quality of the S-IPS panels in my HP monitors is superb.
Some people will take an older laptop and replace the display with a WUXGA screen to get the 1200 pixels they want. I considered that, but I don't think it makes financial sense to buy an old laptop and then spend more money on replacing its screen. It is more practical to go with a new laptop and an FHD display (1920x1080) even though it doesn't offer 1200 vertical pixels. Why did I write this today? Because my 1600x1200 laptop died permanently after I turned it on at school this morning. :-)
Some people say they can't go paperless. Sometimes that is true only because they have a monitor with too few pixels. I purchased my nursing school textbooks as ebooks whenever possible. They are great on my 30" monitor and terrible on HD screens that are the norm on Widows laptops these days. With an ebook, I can make the font whatever size I want. Even better, I can use the ebook search feature and quickly find whatever I need to.
HP last offered a WUXGA display as a configurable option on build to order Elitebook 8740w models. As an older model, it isn't state of the art and finding one may be difficult.