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I'd like to get more out of my laptop. Nothing else needs upgrading but I would like for my games to look better.

I found this one fore $99 http://www.laptopscreen.com/English/model/ASUS/G74/

I also like to know if it was a direct replacement?

Edit... Current screen only has up to 1600x900.
Edited by sterik01 - 1/26/12 at 8:27am
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In most cases, changing the panel on the screen of a laptop to one of a higher res won't work correctly. I've tried to do so on a 2009-model Toshiba that I had, upgrading it to the one-up screen of the same model (from 1280x800 to 1440x900) and it wouldn't up the maximum resolution, and I was still stuck on 1280x800.

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I think it depends on the laptop, some will work fine. I think it depends if the monitors controller is setup for the high rez. You might have to flash the lcd controller to support the newer screen and rez.
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Originally Posted by metallicamaster3 View Post

In most cases, changing the panel on the screen of a laptop to one of a higher res won't work correctly. I've tried to do so on a 2009-model Toshiba that I had, upgrading it to the one-up screen of the same model (from 1280x800 to 1440x900) and it wouldn't up the maximum resolution, and I was still stuck on 1280x800.

Getting stuck at 1600x900 would suck.
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They can do that? Nice!
   
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post #6 of 9
I went from my dell XPS crap screen of 1360x768 to 1600x900 on the 14". WOW best upgrade ever! Period.

I wouldn't think it's with it going any higher. My PPI is so might higher on this 14" than the 23" 1080p I've got. Between the two, anything between isn't worth it.
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I have to ask, is this the best buy version of this laptop? Link.

If you did buy this from best buy, I highly highly suggest you stay with the 1600x900 screen.
     
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Yes it is best buy version. SX BBK.
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Did you end up switching the screen? I'm thinking about doing the same.
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