Any use or interchangeability between screens in all-in-one AIO PCs?
First off, let me explain that I HATE all-in-one PCs. I think they are they are the creation of the Devil!
When you provide IT services for a living, you must work on them from time to time. I recently had a few offices send quite these things off with me to be recycled. I try to wipe as many clean as possible and give them to the local tech school if there is still hope for them such as just swapping out the hard drive or some other component.
Anyway, I have recently been given several with various hardware failures including power and motherboard so am considering those junk.
The sad part is that some of these have 1080P and even 4K UHD screens built into them and would really like to make some use of these, especially the 4K units.
I know these things are extremely proprietary within brands and models so that is one reason I am not a big fan of AIOs. I view them as throwaways but figure a few nice parts might be worth saving, especially since some were commercial Dells.
Is there any interchangeability between screen panels in these things or is each panel pretty much made for that specific model? I was wondering about swapping the 4K panels into some newer AIOs I have with 7th gen Intel CPUs. The 4K panels come out of a 6th gen unit.
The reason I am interested in doing this is to make a media player of sorts. Anything 6th gen or older will not natively play 4K HEVC video in hardware without a dedicated graphics card. The onboard 7th gen plays it like a dream. Many basic cell phones these days record video in HEVC so any old computer won’t do. Even a quad Core i7 6th gen will fall on its face without a dedicated GPU.
All the units in question are 23 inch. I know laptop screens often interchange between brands as long as the connections are the same (I have done this many times) but I have never attempted with an AIO. Is this possible?