Lenovo y520 looking for a screen upgrade.

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  1. Appletechgeek

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    hello good day.

    i obtained a legion y520.

    after looking around i noticed that there "is" a posibility to upgrade the build in 1920x1080 60 hz screen with a 120 hz screen.

    now i am wondering.

    what else can i upgrade to?

    i am interested in either

    1
    upgrade to atleast a higher brightness/quality screen.

    2

    a higher resolution screen. somewhere in the range of 1440p/4k.

    i know i wont be gaming at 4k. but i can use the extra room for non gaming activities.

    or

    3

    indeed a 120 hz screen.

    which panels would be supported for my model?

    i ran monitor asset manager so i can get the the current screens info.


    which is

    Monitor
    Windows description...... Generic PnP Monitor
    Manufacturer............. LG Display
    Plug and Play ID......... LGD0533
    Data string.............. LP156WF6-SPK3
    Serial number............ n/a
    Manufacture date......... 2016, ISO week 0
    Filter driver............ None
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    EDID revision............ 1.4
    Input signal type........ Digital (DisplayPort)
    Color bit depth.......... 6 bits per primary color
    Color encoding formats... RGB 4:4:4, YCrCb 4:4:4
    Screen size.............. 340 x 190 mm (15.3 in)
    Power management......... Standby, Suspend, Active off/sleep
    Extension blocs.......... None
    -------------------------
    DDC/CI................... n/a

    Color characteristics
    Default color space...... Non-sRGB
    Display gamma............ 2.20
    Red chromaticity......... Rx 0.580 - Ry 0.350
    Green chromaticity....... Gx 0.340 - Gy 0.560
    Blue chromaticity........ Bx 0.155 - By 0.125
    White point (default).... Wx 0.313 - Wy 0.329
    Additional descriptors... None

    Timing characteristics
    Range limits............. Not available
    GTF standard............. Not supported
    Additional descriptors... None
    Preferred timing......... Yes
    Native/preferred timing.. 1920x1080p at 60Hz
    Modeline............... "1920x1080" 138.700 1920 1968 2000 2080 1080 1083 1088 1111 +hsync -vsync

    Standard timings supported

    Report information
    Date generated........... 12/24/2020
    Software revision........ 2.91.0.1043
    Data source.............. Registry-Active
    Operating system......... 10.0.17763.2

    Raw data
    00,FF,FF,FF,FF,FF,FF,00,30,E4,33,05,00,00,00,00,00,1A,01,04,95,22,13,78,EA,A1,C5,94,59,57,8F,27,
    20,50,54,00,00,00,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,2E,36,80,A0,70,38,1F,40,30,20,
    35,00,58,C2,10,00,00,1A,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,FE,00,4C,
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    i tried to make a spoiler.. but i couldnt fully figure it out.

    anyways. thank you for the help in advance.
     
  2. SUADE8880

    SUADE8880 Notebook Evangelist

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    Very unlikely or even impossible to upgrade to any UHD/QHD screen with the 2 lane 30 pins connector that is currently in your system with that type of signal interface. Obtain the 40 pin cable made for that model with the upgraded screen option is your best chance...
     
  3. Appletechgeek

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    sorry for the late response.

    anyhow. after using the laptop more. i've to be honest noted that the resolution is fine enough for what it is.

    the real problem seems to be the lack of colors and or brightness. in some games/situations it's too dark to spot things when the surrounding place is night time or dark.

    are there any panels that would fit on this device that either have better dark colors and or brighter nits? not 100% sure what this screen is. iirc i read 250cds?
     
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    i tried looking around but i can only find people upgrading to the 120hz screen.

    you got any sources that would show if there is a way to get a brighter or just a better panel for this machine? the brightness/colors are actually hindering even normal usage of the machine sometimes
     
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