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DIY laptop part 1: screen
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David Niklas
2017-06-12 05:29:27 UTC
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Hello,
For a while now I've been working on making myself a new laptop. I wanted
one that was 17 in. wide.
It has proven difficult to locate a screen, I have search alibaba,
amazon, and a few other assorted site without success.
I need one that has:
1. Matte finish
2. 17 in. wide, not diagonally.
3. eDP 30 pin connector or MIPI-DSI connector.
4. 16.7 Million colours -- that would be 8-bit colour as opposed to 6-bit
which you can find many of on alibaba.
5. Preferably, it is a touchscreen.

If anyone has suggestions please point me in the right direction.

Thanks,
David

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Bill Kontos
2017-06-12 08:57:31 UTC
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If anyone has suggestions please point me in the right direction.
Thanks,
David
Could you potentially take a screen from an existing laptop and use that ?
It's all 16:9 these days so I'm not sure what you mean with the 17 in wide,
but that's the aspect ratio everything comes on now, unless you go for
smaller tablet screens which can come in other flavors too.

https://www.laptopscreen.com/English/
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Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
2017-06-12 15:33:11 UTC
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Post by David Niklas
BTW: This little series has little to nothing to do with the eoma68.
Don't feel obligated to reply.
Hello,
For a while now I've been working on making myself a new laptop. I wanted
one that was 17 in. wide.
It has proven difficult to locate a screen, I have search alibaba,
amazon, and a few other assorted site without success.
1. Matte finish
2. 17 in. wide, not diagonally.
3. eDP 30 pin connector or MIPI-DSI connector.
4. 16.7 Million colours -- that would be 8-bit colour as opposed to 6-bit
which you can find many of on alibaba.
start with http://panelook.com, get the part number which has the
highest volume, then search specifically for that part number.
Post by David Niklas
5. Preferably, it is a touchscreen.
no chance.

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David Niklas
2017-06-17 02:32:30 UTC
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On Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:33:11 +0100
Post by Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
Post by David Niklas
BTW: This little series has little to nothing to do with the eoma68.
Don't feel obligated to reply.
Hello,
For a while now I've been working on making myself a new laptop. I
wanted one that was 17 in. wide.
It has proven difficult to locate a screen, I have search alibaba,
amazon, and a few other assorted site without success.
1. Matte finish
2. 17 in. wide, not diagonally.
3. eDP 30 pin connector or MIPI-DSI connector.
4. 16.7 Million colours -- that would be 8-bit colour as opposed to
6-bit which you can find many of on alibaba.
start with http://panelook.com, get the part number which has the
highest volume, then search specifically for that part number.
I found two good looking panels (I'm assuming that "high volume" means
in stock). One is very much in stock, the other not so.
Now I have the problem of not buying 10 of them...
There appears to be only one seller selling one at a time, but he is
charging double.
Come on self, think, you can be as smart as Luke! .... I hope ....
Aha, EBAY!
Ok, I'm in business.
Thanks, Luke.
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Post by David Niklas
5. Preferably, it is a touchscreen.
no chance.
Not that I really needed it (since I'd only use it for blender (but
that is still pretty cool)), but touch screens are all the rage, why
is it be so impossible to find one?
Really, I set the search up with only anything between 15" and 30" with
8-bit colour as my parameters and got about 10 results.

Thanks,
David

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Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
2017-06-17 05:52:33 UTC
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Post by Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
start with http://panelook.com, get the part number which has the
highest volume, then search specifically for that part number.
I found two good looking panels (I'm assuming that "high volume" means
in stock). One is very much in stock, the other not so.
Now I have the problem of not buying 10 of them...
There appears to be only one seller selling one at a time, but he is
charging double.
Come on self, think, you can be as smart as Luke! .... I hope ....
Aha, EBAY!
there you go :)
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Post by Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
Post by David Niklas
5. Preferably, it is a touchscreen.
no chance.
Not that I really needed it (since I'd only use it for blender (but
that is still pretty cool)), but touch screens are all the rage, why
is it be so impossible to find one?
totally different market (niche) and so they're damn expensive. do
you see LCDs from Benq and LG that have, as *standard*, a touchpanel?
Post by David Niklas
Really, I set the search up with only anything between 15" and 30" with
8-bit colour as my parameters and got about 10 results.
yyep. basically touchpanels are an electronic device that has to be
extremely strong (thick glass) and so the cost can be *more* than the
cost of the LCD behind it. only the mass-volume ones (2in-7in etc.)
have reached pricing levels below that of LCDs.

therefore it's a niche (specialist) market that has absolutely
nothing to do with LCDs.

l.

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