I previously blogged about my search for a 17” 1920x1200 laptop. The only one I could find was a 17” MacBook Pro, which has been an excellent machine for running Windows and SQL Server. It is no longer made. Apple has a few refurbished ones available. Just be sure to get a matte display if you buy one.
If you want WUXGA resolution or better in a laptop, your only off the shelf option is now the 15” MacBook Pro with the Retina display, which is 2880x1800, although as Peter Schott points out below, not all of those pixels are actually addressable. The raw pixel count exceeds the resolution of my 30” 2560x1600 desktop monitor. As much as I like pixels, I’m at the age when people have presbyopia. I need a bigger screen, not just more pixels. There isn’t an option to specify a matte finish on the Retina display. I haven’t seen one, so I don’t know how glossy it is. The new MacBook Pro with Retina display does have the ability to scale to 1920x1200, although without the sharpness of the Retina mode. People with above average reading vision might want to consider WUXGA on a 15” MacBook Pro.
I did find a 17” WUXGA custom built laptop for $2,608.45. It weighs 5 kg. http://store.buydirectpc.com/custom-laptop/custom-i7-laptop.html?¤cy=usd