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Is there any difference between a desktop LCD and Laptop LCD?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by FuzzyWuzzy, Sep 7, 2004.

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  1. FuzzyWuzzy

    FuzzyWuzzy Thread Starter

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    just wondering. I dont know if its me , but do laptop LCDs seem less colourful than desktop LCDs
     
  2. THFS

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    I'm nearly positive it's the same, but the laptop LCD isn't as colourful because it is conserving power. Having it run at full power drains the battery like you wouldn't believe.
     
  3. kiwiguy

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    Agreed. The backlight is likely to be lower power.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Well, my desktop LCD is bigger than my laptop one. :D

    Seriously, I think the big difference is indeed in the backlight, my desktop ones are very bright, but the laptop ones are more subdued.
     
  5. FuzzyWuzzy

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    intresting - didnt know that! thanks

    i think i adjusted my levels pretty good. id say its pretty bright, but not too pearly white.
     
  6. knix

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    I was wondering the same thing, I have been doing some shopping on ebay, and one seller said that it was easy to convert a laptop lcd to use on your desktop pc. Has anyone ever done that, and can we see pictures, pretty please, with lots of details :) we like details

    thanks, Knix
     
  7. kiwiguy

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    It is not "easy"

    In fact it's "almost impossible" to do it economically.

    The laptop LCD relies on a custop designed driver chipset embedded in the laptop system. It does not use normal VGA or DVI usually.
     
  8. Arcadion

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    Laptop LCDs tend to support much higher resolutions than desktop ones - I've seen 15" laptop screens that run at 1600x1200, to get that out of a desktop LCD you have to get a 21". I suspect that the tradeoff for the higher resolution is a less colourful screen with a poorer viewing angle, since both of those are more important with a desktop screen than a laptop.
     
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