Dell Precision M6800 Display Upgrade? (increase max res?)

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  1. derei

    derei Notebook Enthusiast

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    My display is 1600 x 900, but I would like to upgrade it to 1920 x 1080, if possible. Also, are there any touch screens for M6800? Is it possible?

    Many thanks for any suggestion.
     
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    iieeann Notebook Evangelist

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    1080p is definitely possible, but no higher (M4800 can do 4k but not M6800). Only thing is you need to know if your M6800 is using LVDS or eDP connection to buy the correct LCD. Easiest way is to open up and check at the mainboard connector side; or alternatively open the existing LCD to see the connector behind.

    FHD Touchscreen is available, but i am not absolutely sure if it fits into your case, the laptop LCD case could be thicker than common type. You may end up buying the complete assembly of case + LCD.
     
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    derei Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you, iieeann. Definitely I don't want to buy a new case, that I believe would be too much.
    I believe it would be easier to open the main case (bottom panel), rather than the LCD, right? So, I will check what type of connector my display has and will come back.

    Anyway, if someone else has other info regarding touchscreen (if indeed requires all new casing or not), would be much appreciated. If it only requires screen encasing, but not main body, then I may still consider it (if is not too difficult to disassembly the hinge) - I need to check the manual for instructions on this.
     
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    Aaron44126 Notebook Virtuoso

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    M6700 touch screen had a slightly thicker screen enclosure. You could "upgrade" by replacing the screen enclosure only. (I know less about the M6800 options but if there is a touch option, I imagine that it would be the same story.)
     
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    iieeann Notebook Evangelist

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    Not really, you need to open until the palm rest is taken off to see the mainboard connector. I am used to it so I feel that is easier. LCD bezel opening is faster but to me is "scary" because it feels like too fragile to plug off the clip.
     
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    derei Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've been doing some reading and it seems that touch displays for M6800 come at the expense of less color brightness and reduced gamut... i don't know how much true is this, but I don't want to reduce the quality of image just because i can put my sticky fingers on the screen - this got sorted out.
    Second thing: i think my display is not IPS (the word "lagom" changes color from dark red to turquoise if looked at from top or bottom --> http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/viewing_angle.php ). So, my question is: what should I look for, in order to get a 1080 display that is IPS?
     
  7. John Carlson

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    I'd like to know if upgrading M4800 from FHD to 4k UHD is possible.
    There are people selling 4k LCD screen for M4800 but they warn if your M4800's original resolution is not 4k, don't buy it.
    I think K2000M supports 4k resolution... in this case can you just swap M4800's lcd to 4k? would it work?
     
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    I think I remember reading somewhere that if it didnt start out with the 4K screen, you couldnt use it because it requires a special dual connector for it or something like that. I could be wrong, but thats what I read. The mobo in the versions that didnt have it to start with dont have the connectors needed for the 4K screen.
     
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    4K LCD screen for M4800 are available for purchase on Ebay.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-15-6-38...445972?hash=item3aeeea7514:g:0WgAAOSwe09ZoWnh

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/4K-15-6-LED...710964?hash=item568fcc2ff4:g:8JQAAOSwr7tZgFtY

    and I've seen a few M4800 with this 4k resolution... it looks like only few M4800 were made with 4k screen?
    I don't know if you can just swap LCD and get 4k.
     
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    Hy, I'm back.

    I disassembled the display and looked at the back of it. This is what it says on the cable: http://i67.tinypic.com/2h5ilps.jpg
    So, that's pretty self-explanatory: I will need a display that is LVDS. Now, maybe you have more experience and you can help me here a bit with a part number, or a suggestion which FHD display is better in terms of brightness and quality of the image.

    EDIT:
    here is the label on the back of the LCD: http://i68.tinypic.com/m8l66p.jpg in case this gives some extra info.

    @iieeann the bezel is relatively easy to remove if you start from the middle under the webcam: pull it towards you and it will snap out. I used a plastic spatula to help me and to not damage the display. Then you move towards the corners. Now, don't go to the corner yet, but go on the sides again at the middle and lift the bezel a little while (with the plastic spatula); as you lifted it, push it with your finger outwards to the side (don't pull towards you because this one is clipped on the sides). Once you have the top and sides released, the bottom will go similarly to the top.
    Putting it back I found it a bit of a work, though. I had to make sure that i somehow "reverse" the job at the sides, because simple pressing didn't really worked. I had to "twist a bit the edge while pushing it in place. Somehow to reverse the pulling process.
    I hope you will feel less stressed now about removing the bezel, as the plastic seems very flexible (still I am afraid it would suffer permanent bending if forced too steep).
     
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