How to Measure Laptop Screen Size

How to Measure Laptop Screen Size

Do you want to buy a new laptop but are unsure what size screen to get? Don’t worry – we are here to help! In this blog post, we will teach you how to measure laptop screen size so that you can find the perfect one for your needs.

When choosing a laptop, one of the most important factors to consider is its screen size. Laptop screens come in various sizes, ranging from compact 11-inch models to larger 15-inch or 17-inch screens. The laptop screen size is typically referred to as the laptop’s overall screen size or its laptop size. Measuring a laptop screen can be done in a variety of ways.

Measure Laptop Screen

One way to measure laptop screen size is by calculating the diagonal distance between two opposite sides of the screen using a ruler or measuring tape. This method is ideal if you want to calculate the overall laptop size based on the physical dimensions of your laptop’s display.

However, it does not consider any space around the laptop screen, known as the bezel. Many modern laptops now have an ultra-thin bezel, but some still have a thicker bezel that can add an inch or more to the overall size of the screen.

The universal unit to measure laptops is inches, but some manufacturers state theirs in CM.

Here are the most popular laptop screen sizes:

  • 11.6” / 29.46cm
  • 12.1” / 30.73cm
  • 13.3” / 33.78cm
  • 14” / 35.56cm
  • 15” / 38.1cm
  • 15.6” / 39.62cm
  • 17” / 43.18cm

Measure the overall dimensions of the laptop screen

The screen takes up a lot of space, but it’s important to know how large your laptop is. After all, you may need to fit inside a rucksack or laptop case.

Here’s how to measure accurately.

Measuring laptop dimensions


Using a measuring tape, place one end on the left of your laptop and place it horizontally over the laptop to the right side. This number is the width of your laptop.


Close your laptop and measure vertically from top to bottom.


Finally, take the measuring tape across your closed laptop and measure front to back. This last number will give you the full dimensions of your laptop.

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