How The Laptop Has Beaten Off Its Desktop Competition

The early nineties witnessed the boom of the home computer with homes up and down the country purchasing their very own desktop for word processing and other day-to-day tasks. This was a classic era in computer design and function with the internet still in its infancy and people using dial-up modems to connect to basic websites. Many people still choose to have desktop computers but in the main these have been superseded by the laptop.

Laptop computers are portable and hence versatile. You don’t have to sit in one place to use the computer and can take it with you wherever you go. These are perhaps the reasons why the desktop’s popularity has waned.

The laptop computer encases all its hardware in one small neat package whereas a desktop uses a separate monitor, mouse and keyboard and also in some case other peripherals too. This means that if you have a fault with a desktop computer it is usually quite easy to determine which part is at fault and change that specific part.

Because we have become a society that has adopted a wasteful culture of consumerism we now throw things away instead of trying to fix them. However where expensive computer equipment is concerned this is not always the best policy. Take the laptop screen for example. Every laptop has a built-in screen and the screen is susceptible to damage because of its fragile nature. But a laptop screen can be replaced quite easily if you know what you are doing.

How The Laptop Has Beaten Off Its Desktop Competition

Laptop screens are manufactured in large numbers by a huge array of different laptop manufacturers, an important point to consider because it means that you just can’t buy any laptop screen off the shelf and expect it to fit into your laptop. Laptop screens are laptop model specific and in some cases even version specific so you need to make sure you order the right one if a replacement is needed.

The one true way of determining the right replacement screen for your laptop is to remove your current screen from its bezel encasement and look at the laptop panel number which is usually located on the rear of the panel. This will contain an array of letters and numbers which your replacement provider can use to source the correct replacement part.

Replacement screens are only a fraction of the price of a new laptop so it’s worth replacing the screen if it is damaged or develops a fault.

Andy Burrows wrote this article about laptops on behalf of

Author: Tech Poster

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