[Arm-netbook] DIY laptop part 1: screen

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Sat Jun 17 06:52:33 BST 2017

On Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 3:32 AM, David Niklas <doark at mail.com> wrote:

>>  start with http://panelook.com, get the part number which has the
>> highest volume, then search specifically for that part number.
> I found two good looking panels (I'm assuming that "high volume" means
> in stock). One is very much in stock, the other not so.
> Now I have the problem of not buying 10 of them...
> There appears to be only one seller selling one at a time, but he is
> charging double.
> Come on self, think, you can be as smart as Luke! .... I hope ....
> Aha, EBAY!

 there you go :)

>> > 5. Preferably, it is a touchscreen.
>>  no chance.
> Not that I really needed it (since I'd only use it for blender (but
> that is still pretty cool)), but touch screens are all the rage, why
> is it be so impossible to find one?

 totally different market (niche) and so they're damn expensive.  do
you see LCDs from Benq and LG that have, as *standard*, a touchpanel?

> Really, I set the search up with only anything between 15" and 30" with
> 8-bit colour as my parameters and got about 10 results.

 yyep.  basically touchpanels are an electronic device that has to be
extremely strong (thick glass) and so the cost can be *more* than the
cost of the LCD behind it.  only the mass-volume ones (2in-7in etc.)
have reached pricing levels below that of LCDs.

 therefore it's a niche (specialist) market that has absolutely
nothing to do with LCDs.


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