How to measure a laptop?

We’ve all been there: you’re shopping for a new laptop and can’t decide which size to get. Well, we’re here to help! In this guide, we’ll walk through how to measure a laptop so that you can determine which size is best for your needs. We’ll also go over some things to consider when measuring your laptop, as well as give examples of everything from screen sizes to hard drive capacity and more!

How to measure a laptop?

First, you will need a tape measure. Measure the height of your computer from the bottom of its base to the top of its screen. You should also measure its width (side-to-side) and depth (front-to-back). If your computer has multiple ports or parts that stick out, make sure to include them in your measurements as well.

Next, you should measure the screen size of your laptop: length and width. In order to do this properly, hold up an object in front of it so that all four corners are blocked by something else—this will allow you to get more accurate results than if you were simply eyeballing it!

How to measure a laptop

Things to consider while measuring a laptop

Before you contact a laptop repair shop, it’s important to make sure your machine is actually the right size. If you’re trying to measure a laptop and are still unsure of what to do, don’t worry! We’ve broken down the process into easy steps so that anyone can get their machine measured correctly and avoid common mistakes.

  • Narrow down the search for your specific model
  • Measure the dimensions of your laptop case
  • Measure the dimensions of your charger port
  • Measure the dimensions of any hard drives or other storage devices contained within your laptop (if applicable)
  • Measure the dimensions of any screens contained within your laptop (if applicable)

Measure a laptop screen

To measure a laptop screen, you’ll need to measure the screen at its widest point, then at its highest point and lowest. You’ll also want to measure the thickness of the display in two points: one on either side of where it connects with the lid. First, start by placing your tape measure against one corner of your laptop screen and wrapping it around to meet itself in a straight line (this will make things easier). Then add an inch or two for good measure, making sure to keep track of where exactly you started measuring from so that you don’t get off by accident later on.

Next, take another measurement from an adjacent corner using a similar procedure as before: wrap your tape around both sides until they meet in a straight line again! Remember where these two points are located so that we can use them while taking measurements later on. Next up is our third measurement which involves wrapping your tape around each edge separately until they meet themselves again—making sure not too overlap each other! Finally wrap once more with both pieces overlapping slightly; this will ensure accuracy but isn’t necessary unless doing some kind of advanced math involving decimals.

How to measure a laptop

Measure a laptop hard drive

To measure the hard drive of your laptop, you need to find out if it’s an HDD or an SSD. If it is an HDD, then you can use a ruler to measure its length and width. Place the ruler at the front edge of your hard drive (the edge where your screen meets the rest of your computer), and make sure that one side is flush with its surface so that there’s no gap between them. Then, move along until you reach its other end—this will give you both sides of your laptop’s hard drive!

Now that we know how big our HDD is, we can go ahead and add those measurements together to find their total length in millimeters (mm). Next step: measuring our SSD!

If yours has been upgraded with a solid state drive (SSD) instead of an old-fashioned spinning disc model like mine was originally equipped with back when I first bought my laptop over seven years ago , then things get slightly trickier because they likely won’t come equipped with any kind of physical measurement sticker stuck somewhere around their circuit board housing (which seems like something every manufacturer should include on all electronics nowadays).

Measure a laptop charger port

To measure a laptop charger port, you will need:

  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Pencil
  • Paper and pen/pencil to write down your measurements.
  • The charger for your laptop (if you want to check the size of that as well).

Measure a laptop for bag

Before you go shopping for a laptop bag, it’s important to know the dimensions of your laptop. The first step is measuring your laptop from top to bottom and left to right, as shown in the illustrations below. You’ll also need to know how thick the laptop is, which will help with selecting a bag that can accommodate it. The measurement for this is illustrated on this page as “Depth” (also referred to in some places as “Height”).

If you have an older machine that’s not slim or compact—or if you’re buying a protective sleeve rather than a full-size case—you may want something shorter than 20 inches (50 cm). In this case, we recommend looking at bags with measurements between 16 and 18 inches (40–45 cm).

Measure a laptop for a case

To measure a laptop for a case or backpack, start by measuring from the bottom of your laptop to the top. Then, measure from left to right and front to back. This will give you an idea of what size case or backpack you’ll need.


We hope that this article helped you to understand how to measure a laptop. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comment section below!

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