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Replace 17"WXGA (1440x900) with 17"WUXGA (1920x1200) ?

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  1. GFX010 New Member

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    I bought this laptop:
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834101203
    Features:
    Model
    Brand Gateway
    Model P-7908u FX Edition
    General
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53G
    Screen 17" WXGA+
    Memory Size 4GB DDR3
    Hard Disk 500GB
    Optical Drive DVD Super Multi
    Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
    Video Memory 1GB GDDR3
    Display
    Screen Size 17.0"
    Wide Screen Support Yes
    Display Type Wide XGA+
    Resolution 1440 x 900
    LCD Features Ultrabright LCD Display


    CAN I REPLACE the 17" WXGA screen (which has a maximum resolution of 1440x900) with a 17" WUXGA screen (which has a maximum resolution of 1920x1200).
     
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    If there was a 1920*1200 screen available for that exact laptop, or an upgraded version of that same laptop, it is certainly possible.
     
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    Ok, thanks, BUT

    I spend all day looking for an exact match without any luck... but I did find a screen that is for the (Gateway P-7805u FX). Will it fit and work flawlessly with the (Gateway P-7908u FX) ?

    GATEWAY P-7805U FX LAPTOP LCD PANEL 17" MATTE WUXGA
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    http://www.247laptoplcd.com/servlet/the-67518/GATEWAY-P-dsh-7805U-FX-LAPTOP/Detail
     
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    If you're lucky, and that panel is exact same size and shape, it would fit into the bezel and work. Most of the ribbon interface cables are the same for a given product line.
     
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    I'm going to say, yes it will work. Looking at pictures from every angle with both laptops, they are identical looking.
     
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    I received this email from the seller:
    sales@247laptoplcd.com

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    Dear Customer,

    Thanks for your business inquiry.

    Laptop LCD resolution mix and match or resolution upgrade or downgrade requests .

    We do not advice or support such requests. We have seen cases in which upgrading
    down grading LCD resolutions burns LCD cable and inverter. So we have stop supporting such requests. we don’t back up our warranty services in such RMA cases or nor we provide any technical support.we ask customer to make sure he is buying exact LCD resolution matching up with existing LCD resolution to avoid complications.
    ======================

    What do you think?
     
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    Why do you want to change it? The only reason I know of to warrant that change is if you did things such as professional photography where you need higher DPI. I have a 19" WXGA monitor and it looks fine for gaming. If you mostly game, I would leave the monitor alone because higher resolution means more strain on the GPU.
     
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    not only that but higher res means as you begin to lower the res / settings to keep newer games playable its going to start looking worse sooner as runnin an LCD at anything other then its native res can in some cases look terrible
     
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    - 1440x900 WXGA+ screens can't play full HD 1080p videos.
    - At 1920x1200 resolution everything is smaller so that means more room to do stuff, and as a developer I found it more productive to work at that resolution.

    I think those are the main reasons I wanted to upgrade to a screen with that resolution, but after reading the seller's email, your suggestions, and keeping in mind that the warranty might get null I found it best not to upgrade.

    thx everyone 4 all the replies and suggestions.
     

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