I'm getting this laptop, and the main drawback I've heard about it is that the display is too dim and unsaturated. If I were to find another 15.6" screen with better color and brightness, would I be able to just swap it out? I've replaced laptop screens before, however I'm not sure if a different model makes a difference.
The interface used to connect laptop displays is called LVDS.Unless you can find an exact part number or model code for the screen, it should be ruled as incompatible.They may use the same connector, but there is a chance of them not using the same pinouts.
Manufacturers usually use different pins for each model even though they're the same connector.
Compatible screens are pretty rare, So, I recommend using external monitor for your laptop being the safe move, but if you are traveling often with the laptop and you want better color and brightness during that ,you need to risk finding the screen with same connector with exact pinouts.