In this article, we are going through “How To Measure The Screen Size of Laptop?”

Laptops are becoming more and more popular. Some people use them as their main computer, others like to use them for travel, and some like to use them for both. It is important that you know the screen size of the laptop you are buying before you buy it because laptops can vary in size. They can be anywhere from 10 inches to 17 inches, so knowing this will help you make sure your laptop will work for your needs. Here, are some helpful guidelines to measure the screen size of a laptop!

Section 1: What is the screen size?

There are three different types of Laptops or PCs, and each of these types has different screen sizes.

Portable laptop

Portable laptop
Portable laptop

A portable laptop is the smallest of the three laptop types, and they are the ones that most people will use on a daily basis. They are smaller and lighter than the other types of laptops, and they will typically fit in a bag or a backpack. They have a screen that measures 10 inches or less, or a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

Mid-sized laptop

Laptops that are mid-sized include both laptop and tablet versions. These laptops are normally around 12 inches in size and feature full-sized keyboards, large screens, and higher-resolution screens. These laptops are great for people who need extra screen space, and if you want a laptop that is also a tablet.

How to measure the screen size of laptop?

With your laptop out of the box, set it on a flat surface or on a stable table. Turn it on, wait for it to boot, and use the keyboard. Next, use your index finger and thumb to move the laptop so it is in portrait mode (instead of landscape). Since the screen is in portrait mode, you will only need to measure the bottom part of the screen. Most laptops that are 11 inches or smaller will measure 11 inches, with a few that measure 12 inches and one that measures 13 inches.

Tips:

It is better to have the screen all the way up than all the way down because the curvature of the screen causes the distance of the display to vary. If you have a laptop that is larger, this is less likely to be an issue, but if you have a laptop that is less than 12 inches, this is still a good guideline.

Screen Size and weight

Laptops can range in screen size and weight but your laptop screen size should be large enough for you to easily see what is on the screen. Larger screen sizes have larger pixels so your laptop screen should also be large enough to support this. The screen size should also be in a 10 point font size. A bigger screen may be too large to use comfortably, but at least you will not have to squint your eyes when you are reading on it.

Cursor size

Cursor size
Cursor size

The cursor size can be extremely important. Laptops often have different sizes of keys on the keyboard, and if you have smaller fingers, the keys on the keyboard are smaller. If you have very small hands, or if you are just guessing how big your hands are, then your cursor size may be smaller than it should be.

Finding the perfect screen size for you

When you’re shopping for a laptop, you want to make sure that the screen size fits your needs. Fortunately, there is a very good way to find the screen size of the laptop that is right for you.

Locate the trackpad or touchpad

Locate the trackpad or touchpad
Locate the trackpad or touchpad

The first thing you will want to look for is the touchpad or trackpad. This is where you will be using your laptop the most. You want the laptop with the biggest touchpad that you can find. Some laptops will come with different-sized touchpads. If the laptop doesn’t have the biggest touchpad, you may have to look for a different laptop if the size of your hands is not that of a 12-year-old.

Most laptops have touchpads that are 1.2 inches wide, so if you are looking for something around that size, look for a MacBook or a MacBook Pro.

Conclusion

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