# How To Measure Laptop Screen Size [Complete Guide]

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One of the most common questions that I am asked by readers is ‘how to measure laptop screen size?’. We have created a super easy 3-step complete guide so you know how to measure laptop screen size. Just follow these simple steps.Here is our 3 step guide to how to measure laptop screen size.

## How To Measure Laptop Screen Size?

One advantage to having a uniform laptop screen size is that all screen size information is given using a single number. However, presenting one screen size measurement has limitations. The measurement only applies to the diagonal length of the screen. The number does not account for the height and length of the laptop screen. In the past, most TV, PC, and laptop screens universally had an aspect ratio of 4:3. In 2022, this is not the case. The 16:9 screen size aspect ratio is the most common laptop screen size today.

## How To Convert Laptop Screen Size Measurements In Centimeters To Inches?

To convert the size of your screen from centimeters to inches
When converting screen sizes from centimeters to inches, you should know that 1 inch is equivalent to 2.54 centimeters.

Step 1: Measure your laptop screen diagonally in centimeters.

Example: Let’s say that you diagonally measure your laptop screen in centimeters and the result is 35.56 cm.

Step 2: Divide the measurement of your laptop screen by 2.54.

Example: 35.56 cm / 2.54 = 14 inches

## How To Convert Laptop Screen Size Measurements In Inches To Centimeters

If you can’t recall the number of inches of your laptop screen, or if you would like to convert a given inch measurement to centimeters for a better idea, here’s how you can do it:

To convert centimeters to inches, use the formula: inches = centimeters / 2.54.

Step 1: Measure your laptop screen diagonally in inches.

Example: Let’s say that you diagonally measure your laptop screen in inches and the result is 17 inches.

Step 2: Multiple the measurement of your laptop screen by 2.54.

Example: 16 inches * 2.54 = 43.18 centimeters

Step 3: The result is the size of your laptop screen in inches.

Example: Your 16 inch laptop screen is 43.18 centimeters.

## How To Choose The Best Laptop Screen

Make sure to pay close attention to the data given by the manufacturer related to your laptop screen. The screen size measurement determines the size of the laptop screen. The resolution of the laptop screen indicates how sharp the laptop screen is.

### What is screen resolution?

Laptop screen resolution is the quality of the picture on the screen. If a laptop has a high screen resolution, that means that the image is sharp or clear. Many laptops on the market have a Full-HD laptop screen. Full-HD means that the laptop screen is 1920 x 1080 screen resolution.

Laptop screen resolution is the quality of the picture on the screen. If a laptop has a high screen resolution, that means that the image is sharp or clear. Many laptops on the market have a Full-HD laptop screen. Full-HD means that the laptop screen has 1,920 x 1,080. In other words, 2,073,600 pixels.

### Popular Laptop Screen Resolutions

• 1,920 x 1,080px (Full-HD / FHD)
• 2,560 x 1440px (QHD)
• 3,840 x 2,160px (UHD)

At Laptop Loop, we 100% recommend buying at minimum a laptop screen that has a Full-HD screen resolution. Many people overlook the importance of having a crystal clear laptop screen.

AUTHOR
Ryan Kieft is the editor and co-founder of Laptop Loop. He has extensively covered the consumer tech world, as a reporter, analyst, and researcher since 2001. In his spare time, he spends time programming, learning new ideas, and debating current issues. A graduate of the University of Connecticut and Central Connecticut University, Ryan has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a certificate from General Assembly in NYC.