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XGA, SXGA, UXGA - Which do I have?


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I have a Dell Inspirion 5160 witha 15" LCD display. I need to replace it and started looking for one on eBay. However, they all say either XGA, SXGA, or UXGA. How do I know which one to select and how do I know which one I have?
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What are you replacing? The entire laptop? Or an external monitor connected to the laptop?

Since I'm confused about that, let's talk about XGA, SXGA, and UXGA.

XGA means the monitor has a native resolution of 1024×768, SXGA means the monitor has a native resolution of 1280×1024, and UXGA means the monitor has a native resolution of 1600x1200. The higher resolution, the better the picture looks. However, higher resolutions also require more graphics horsepower to run them, especially in games.

Hopefully that is of some help. If you could clarify what you are trying to do, perhaps I could be of further assistance.
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I'm replacing the LCD screen on my laptop. Small 1-2 pixel lines have begun to appear on the screen (6 at the moment) due to some internal damage.

So there is no difference between all the XGA's except picture quality and price :) I'll get myself a regular XGA. This computer is 3 years old and in no condition to run 1600x1200.
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According to the specs for your laptop, it is capable of running either 1024x768 or 1400x1050 natively. These resolutions are XGA and SXGA+, respectively. Keep in mind that SXGA+ is not the same thing as SXGA. There is also XGA+, which is not the same thing as XGA. So, I would recommend getting a screen which is either XGA or SXGA+, or perhaps both if possible (I don't know if this is possible... I'm not exactly an expert in replacement laptop screens, having never needed one).
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I've found a few on eBay for as low as $55 SGXA+. Not too bad ^^;

Thanks for the input.
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