Understanding what is a compatible LCD screen

Different types of screens are used by notebook manufacturers when assembling a single model of laptop, as a result, more than one type of screen can be used in the same laptop model. Consequently, using the same screen model and/or part number is not as pivotal as one would assume.

Furthermore, LCD screen manufacturers release new models of LCD screens every 3 to 5 months, and, as a result, one's original screen may be outdated and not available any longer. There are newer screen models on the market and they have better electrical and optical parameters, which one can check when comparing screen data sheets.

The important part is to know whether the screen is compatible with original one or not. Laptop manufacturers avoid sharing compatibility information. They nudge you to purchase screens directly from them, in process, charging ridiculously high prices for the compatible screen. We have been informed by some of our customers that they were quoted up to 10 times of our price! Sometimes support technicians of big laptop manufacturers send customers to our website for some hard-to-find screens as well.

Our research is based on our hands-on experience. We study compatibility to ensure that screens we offer are the exact replacements of our customer's laptop models or fully compatible equivalent types. Besides, selling a compatible screen model allows us to offer you a better deal.

As a side note, if you are in need of a specific screen model for a project or specific application, please do not hesitate to contact us prior to ordering to make sure you get the exact part number you require.

last updated June 14, 2018