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How To Measure Your Laptop Computer

How To Measure Your Laptop Computer

Jul 04, 2019

How to Measure Your Laptop Computer

Laptops come in all sizes to fit the needs of all types of people. People use laptops to take their work and their personal business with them wherever they need to go. Despite the variation in size, laptops typically have a monochromatic color scheme whether that be silver or black or white. Laptop skins cover and personalize a pre-existing computer, allowing you to add your own flare. Measure for a laptop skin using these steps.


Get a standard tape measure. Screens are typically measured in inches, though different regions will choose metric over Imperial. If you need to, you can convert your measurement after the fact.


Find your starting measuring point. Screens are measured diagonally, so your starting point will be either the bottom-left or bottom-right corner of the screen. The measurement only accounts for the actual screen, not the enclosure, so start your measurement at the very corner where the visible part of the screen starts.


Extend your tape measure to the opposite corner. Remember that you are measuring just the visible portion of the screen, not any of the enclosure.

Screens were originally measured diagonally to make the size sound more impressive.


Convert your measurements to tenths of an inch. Most retailers advertise screens in tenths of inches (15.3", 17.1", etc.), but most tape measures are marked in 16ths of an inch. If you want to know the retail number that your screen would be labeled, refer to this chart of common sizes. 


Convert inches to centimeters (if necessary). If you need to know the size of the screen in centimeters but only have the inches measurement, multiply the inches by 2.54 to find the measurement in centimeters.