Nowadays, a laptop becomes a very basic necessity for anyone who is a student, worker or entrepreneur. You need to take your laptop with you when you go to a college, university or office. Therefore, the bags do all the carrying for you, it is easy to carry the laptop in a bag and in the bag your laptop will be protected. Laptops are available in the market in all sizes and you buy the one that meets your needs and that suits you best. If you know the size of the laptop you already own, then you are in the right place, we will tell you how to measure the laptop size. All you have to do is follow certain instructions that are very easy and that way, you know the size of your laptop.
When you know the size of your laptop, you can find the best bag for your laptop. No one wants to face an uncomfortably loose or tight bag for their laptop. Most laptop bags and cases are designed in standard sizes, perfect for 10.5 ”, 12”, 13 ”, 14” and 15.6 ”laptops.
Things to know before taking the measurement:
Before you start measuring, you first need a tape measure and a large ruler. Remember that we are not going to measure the size of the laptop screen, we are measuring the size of the laptop, which includes everything.
You should also remember that the screen size and the laptop size are not the same, both are different. It is best to add a few more inches to the actual size of the laptop when you are shopping for a laptop bag.
The default unit of measurement is inches, but if you want the results in any other unit of measure, you can convert the result as soon as you are finished.
Now, let’s measure the size of the laptop, which includes the following dimensions:
- Measuring height
- Measuring depth
- Measuring width
- Measuring diagonals
Measuring the height of the laptop is not a difficult task, but you need to understand every small step. If you want to get the exact and precise measurements, close the laptop completely and properly.
Take the tape measure and place it in the middle of the front of the laptop and lower the tape to the bottom of the laptop by stretching the tape measure. This will be the height of your laptop. Now you need to add a few more inches to the result, if you want to buy a bag for your laptop. There is one more important thing, the height of the laptop is not as important as other measurement dimensions, because manufacturers can generally make it thicker than 5 cm in height.
Now, the next step is to measure the width of the laptop. Take the measuring tape and place it horizontally on top of the laptop. Now stretch the tape from left to right or from right to left.
When calculating the width, be sure not to add more inches, otherwise your laptop will not be protected if it is sliding and it may look very strange to be transported.
Now you need to measure the depth of the laptop, so take the tape measure and place it on the table and measure vertically. That will be the depth of your laptop. It will also give you an idea of how thin your laptop is.
Measuring the diagonals:
The most important measurement when measuring the size of the laptop is the diagonal. The diagonal measurement provides the precise and perfect result. For the exact result, you need to close your laptop. To measure the diagonal, place the tape measure in the front corner and stretch the tape from the right to the left or from the left to the right. When measuring, remember that the size of the laptop and the size of the screen are different. So, ignore the screen size to get the actual size of your laptop.
Measuring the laptop size using the “Measure” App:
Now, in a world of technology, all manual work is replaced by automatic work. You don’t need a tape measure and ruler. IOS comes with the internal application called “Measure”. And if you’re not an IOS user, you don’t have to worry about everything you need to do, access the Google Play Store and download the app.
Here are some steps you need to follow and learn how to use the Measure app:
- Open the measurement app on your phone.
- Move your cell phone until the application can scan your surroundings. The application will instruct you on how to move your mobile phone. All you have to do is follow these instructions.
- Now you need to move your cell phone to get your laptop’s starting point.
- Now press the add button at the bottom to add a point.
- If you made a mistake when accessing the starting point, press the Undo button to try again.
- Now move your phone from one corner to another, so that this is the end point of the line.
- Your measurement appears in the middle of your cell phone screen.
- You can convert your measurements into other units by clicking on measurements.
You can use these simple methods to measure the size of your laptop.