How to Measure Your Laptop Size (Three Ways to Find Out)

by Harsh Lakhotia on February 14, 2022

We all know that laptop size is crucial when it comes to laptop sleeves or laptop skin. But how do we measure it?

There are three basic ways to measure the size of our laptops: height, width, and depth. But there’s no need to worry about this because there are many ways to find out “how to measure your laptop” guides even without using tape. 

When you buy a laptop sleeve or laptop skin, the online store will ask for the dimensions of your device. But there's no standardized size for laptops so it can be difficult to measure the right size. There are three ways to measure: use a tape to measure or use system information in Windows 10/8/7 or Mac OS X version 10.x

A lot of people do not know how to properly measure their laptops so they purchase sleeves that are too small or too big. Here’s a quick tutorial on how you should do it:

Basically, there are three ways to measure laptop size easily. 


1. Using Measurement Scale or Ruler 

Now, you can find a scale or ruler in your children’s bag or in any stationery box. If you do not have them then simply knock on your neighbor’s door who has a kid and you can measure with the following easy steps. 

Step 1: The first step is to measure the diagonal length of your laptop. This will be the longest size of your laptop. If you are using a ruler, measure through the corners of your screen. Be careful not to include any part of your keyboard or mouse in this measurement. Simply measure your laptop by holding it vertically, then measure the diagonal width of the screen using a measurement scale and say for example you got your laptop size in centimeters i.e 40 cms. Now to the next step. 

Step 2: This step includes converting your centimeters into inches. You can measure your laptop using a ruler and convert it into inches using this website: Convert cm to inches 

Let’s say you got 15.74 inches in the results. Again the exact size which you can purchase will be 15.1” (Note: result after points will be counted as 0.1 inches)

Step 3: Now you can place your order with The Creative Dukaan. 


Measuring dimensions using professional tape

This method gives perfect and precise size which gives accurate results when it comes to measuring laptops/Macbooks. Measuring a laptop can be a difficult task when you're in an unfamiliar environment. The following instructions will give you the measurements you need to make sure your laptop fits in the bag properly.

Use a professional measure tape to take the dimensions of your device and compare them with the dimension requirements of various bags and sleeves available online. Ideally, you should purchase a sleeve that has about one inch (2.54 cm) left on all sides after fitting your device inside it to prevent the stretching from putting undue pressure on the edges of your device. 

Step 1: Measuring the Height

Place your laptop on a flat surface. Measure it vertically from top to bottom as suggested in the above picture. This is the height of your laptop. 

Step 2: Measuring the Width 

Now follow the same process again to get the width of your laptop or MacBook. Place it on a surface that is smooth and measures left to right (horizontal). This will be the width of your laptop. 

Step 3: Measuring the Diagonal

You should take a measurement from one corner to another but before that don’t forget to shut your lead and put it on the flat surface. Make sure to measure properly from point one to point two as the diagonal size is important to buy any laptop bags online.

Step 4: Measuring the Depth 

This is the last step where you are going to measure the depth of your laptop. Place the laptop on the flat surface as suggested and measure properly to avoid any confusion. From the flat surface how high it goes that’s what we have measured. To avoid having to exchange the order bags or sleeves that you ordered online, you must purchase a laptop sleeve or bag with a depth of at least half an inch greater than the depth of your laptop.

Step 5: Now you can place your order for designer laptop sleeves with The Creative Dukaan. 

An Alternative Way to Measure Laptop Size (Windows Version)

You don't need a measuring tool to figure out the size of your laptop. Instead, you may look up the size of your laptop by looking up its model number. All of the specifications of the laptop are mentioned on the company's websites, and you may get the exact proportions by following these simple steps.

Step 1: Go to the “System Information” and click on it to open the next window. 


Step 2: Find the “System Model” in the information displayed. 


Step 3: Search on the Google Dimensions + Laptop Model Name. There you go, you will be shown the exact size of your laptop with all the feature lists. 

An Alternative Way to Measure Macbook Size (Mac Version)

Step 1: Well, first choose About This Mac from the Apple menu in the upper left corner of your screen.

 Step 2: Now, you should see a summary of your Mac, including the model name and the inches of information you needed to purchase a laptop bag.

Step 3: Place your order for your Apple MacBook bag from The Creative Dukaan.