15.6" FHD (1920x1080) panels and reviews

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  1. kakapo

    kakapo Notebook Geek

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    A few of us have been looking into 15.6" FHD panels recently, and I thought I'd create a thread/post collecting some of that info. Thanks to Darkstone for finding much of this info. I hope you don't mind my pulling it together.

    Tech: Glossy TN LCD backlit w/ WLED (blue LED + yellow phosphor)
    PNP ID, Manu & P/N: AUO10ED, AU Optronics B156HW01 v0
    Review(s): Anandtech, mythlogic photos
    Used in: Sager NP8150, Compal NBLB2, Dell Studio 15, Clevo B5130M*

    Tech: Matte TN LCD backlit w/ WLED (blue LED + yellow phosphor)
    PNP ID, Manu & P/N: AUO11ED, AU Optronics B156HW01 v1
    Review(s): notebookcheck (1 and 2), mythlogic photos
    Used in: Sager NP8130, XMG P500 PRO, Clevo P150HM/XMG P501

    Tech: Matte TN LCD backlit w/ WLED (blue LED + red & green phosphors)
    PNP ID, Manu & P/N: AUO14ED or LEN40B2, AU Optronics B156HW01 v4
    Review(s): notebookcheck, individual, mythlogic photos
    Used in: Lenovo W510

    Tech: Glossy TN LCD backlit w/ WLED (blue LED + yellow phosphor)
    PNP ID, Manu & P/N: AUO15ED, AU Optronics B156HW01 v5
    Review(s): Anandtech, notebookcheck
    Used in: Asus N53jf, Asus G53jw

    Tech: Glossy TN LCD backlit w/ WLED (blue LED + red & green phosphors)
    PNP ID, Manu & P/N: AUO17ED, AU Optronics B156HW01 v7
    Review(s): Anandtech
    Used in: Dell XPS15

    Tech: Glossy TN LCD backlit w/ WLED
    PNP ID, Manu & P/N: ?, LG Electronics LP156WF1 (TL)(A1) [Dell part H162K]
    Review(s):
    Used in: Dell Studio 1558

    Tech: Matte TN LCD backlit w/ WLED
    PNP ID, Manu & P/N: ?, LG Electronics LP156WF1 (TL)(B1) [Dell part C088T]
    Review(s):
    Used in: Dell Studio 1558

    Tech: Glossy TN LCD backlit w/ RGBLEDs (separate red, green and blue LEDs)
    PNP ID, Manu & P/N: ?, Seiko Epson
    Review(s): Anandtech
    Used in: Dell Studio XPS 16

    Tech: Matte IPS LCD backlit w/ WLED
    PNP ID, Manu & P/N: ?, LG Electronics
    Review(s): Anandtech review of 17" version
    Used in: HP Elitebook 8540w

    *The Anandtech review indicates that the B5130M has a Hannstar panel (based on the PNP ID) but teardown by a notebook retailer (Mythlogic) indicates that in at least one instance, it was actually a AU Optronics B156HW01 v0 panel.

    Feel free to suggest corrections and changes, and I'll add to this post.
     
  2. Donald@HIDevolution

    Donald@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    Great job...thank you!
     
  3. tuηay

    tuηay o TuNaY o

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    This is going to be usefull as I have plans to upgrade to a FULL-HD screen!
    Thanks for collectiong and pulling together this information!
     
  4. kayvanmsh

    kayvanmsh Notebook Enthusiast

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    So which is better?
     
  5. Bhima

    Bhima Notebook Consultant

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    So the Compal in that Anandtech review is using AUO10ED? What about the Clevo B5130M in that same review? Or do you mean the Clevo B5130M in that review is the one using the AUO10ED?
     
  6. kakapo

    kakapo Notebook Geek

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    Funny you should ask... I mean the Compal. In all of the links, it's the primary laptop being reviewed that I'm referencing, not the comparison laptops/panels. The Anandtech review of the B5130M indicated that it had a Hannstar panel (based on the PNP ID).

    *However*, just a few minutes ago, I got a PM from Mythlogic saying they did a teardown of a B5130M and found that the panel was a AU Optronics B156HW01 v0 even though the PNP ID came up as Hannstar! Either Clevo is using 2 different manufacturers but not changing the PNP ID or they made a hardware change and didn't update the software. Anyway, I'm going to edit the initial post to reflect the new info...

    By the way, "Shop smart, shop S-mart."
     
  7. Terry Kennedy

    Terry Kennedy Notebook Consultant

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    LGD LP156WF1 (TL)(A1) - 1080p Dell Studio 1558 glossy, Dell part H162K
    LGD LP156WF1 (TL)(B1) - 1080p Dell Studio 1558 matte, Dell part C088T

    If anyone cares about 720p:
    AU Optronics B156XW02 - 720p Dell Studio 1558 glossy, Dell part 1JC2N

    As you've discovered, you can't trust the PNP IDs.

    At least on the Dell Studio 1558, a 720p to 1080p swap also requires a new display cable. I've documented this on my blog.
     
  8. kakapo

    kakapo Notebook Geek

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    "Better" depends on your application. The only clear answer is that v5 seems to be worse. v0 and v1 seem to be the glossy and matte (or at least AR coated) version of the same panel which pretty much covers sRGB, while v7 and v4 seems to be the same pair for a panel that pretty much covers AdobeRGB. If you're in a color calibrated flow, higher gamut (AdobeRGB vs. sRGB) can be better, but if you're not careful, you can have problems interacting w/ those using smaller color space devices. You can check the reviews for brightness, contrast ratio, color accuracy, etc.

    The above statements are considering specs only. They are also difference costs, so if you want an answer re: "better" including cost, then I'll need to know your utility function...
     
  9. tuηay

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    Hmm, where can I get this type of cable? It does not came with the screen does it?
    Also, I've looked trough all the reviews and found that the screen which is used in Dell Studio XPS 16 is the best one (?). But No ID or P/N makes it impossible for me to find for example price of that screen.

    But, are you sure that all 720p screens cames with a cable with 'gap in the middle'?
     
  10. mythlogic

    mythlogic Company Representative

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    Not all do, but its usually a cost saving measure from some OEM's like dell to save .05 on a laptop. Others use the same cable as it doesn't matter because the screen itself won't process the signal on the other wires that are only for 1080p + screens.

    thanks
     
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