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1440p 120Hz or 4k 60Hz on a 17' gaming laptop

1440p 120Hz or 4k 60Hz on a 17' gaming laptop  

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  1. 1. 1440p 120Hz or 4k 60Hz on a 17' gaming laptop

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I need to change my laptop screen, but I don't know which one to choose: 1440p 120Hz or 4k 60Hz, the 1440p is TN and the 4k is IPS. The games I play are not too heavy and I could really use a few more fps, but in college I need to do a lot of image editing and a some video editing, besides that it is my main device for media consumption.

Specifications:

Alienware 17 r4 (2016 model)

I7 - 6700hq

16gb ram

gtx 1070 8gb

I know my hardware is quite dated and I feel like I'm not going to use any of the options properly, so what do you think guys?

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I don’t think that laptop will drive video editing and shit at 4k


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1440p@120hz...cause with that small of a screen you won't be able to tell the difference...and your gpu will thank you.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ps: I plan to keep gaming in 1080p even with the 1440p option and 4k would be more for image editing and media consumption since I can do video editing at college.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, WereCat said:

Depends on what's more important to you.

Probably school? 

Yes, definitely school.

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7 minutes ago, RodrigoHB said:

Ps: I plan to keep gaming in 1080p even with the 1440p option and 4k would be more for image editing and media consumption since I can do video editing at college.

Then I'd get the 4k screen for photos...and just scale 1080p for games...1080p at 60hz works for me.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Stu_Bear said:

Then I'd get the 4k screen for photos...and just scale 1080p for games...1080p at 60hz works for me.

Yes, that is exactly what I was thinking (I'm not crazy about trying to game 4k on that gpu)

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>gaming

>60Hz

Pick one

 

/s

 

A 17" 4k display will look almost the same as a 1080p display, too small.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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32 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

>gaming

>60Hz

Pick one

 

/s

 

A 17" 4k display will look almost the same as a 1080p display, too small.

Gaming at 60 FPS is just fine


CPU:i7 9700k 5047.5Mhz All Cores Mobo: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC, RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 OC 3467Mhz GPU:MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR 8GB OC Storage:Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB, 2x SSD ADATA PRO SP900 256GB, HDD WD CB 2TB, HDD GREEN 2TB PSU: Seasonic focus plus 750w Gold Display(s): 1st: LG 27UK650-W, 4K, IPS, HDR10, 10bit(8bit + A-FRC). 2nd: Samsung 24" LED Monitor (SE390), Cooling:Fazn CPU Cooler Aero 120T Push/pull Corsair ML PRO Fans Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum RGB mx Rapidfire Mouse:Razer Naga Chroma  Headset: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Sound: Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker Case: Modded Case Inverted, 5 intake 120mm, one exhaust 120mm.

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7 minutes ago, Constantin said:

Gaming at 60 FPS is just fine

Ehhh... you wouldn't say that if you have previously owned a high refresh rate monitor. Honestly if you need a laptop for college, a 17" Alienware isn't it you should buy a separate laptop. Trying to get a single laptop that is good at both isn't realistic, you end up with a laptop that isn't great at either.

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Just now, schwellmo92 said:

Ehhh... you wouldn't say that if you have previously owned a high refresh rate monitor.

My brother have 1440p 120Hz monitor, i can say in FPS games there is a noticeable difference, but only there, all the other games are just fine at 60 FPS


CPU:i7 9700k 5047.5Mhz All Cores Mobo: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC, RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 OC 3467Mhz GPU:MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR 8GB OC Storage:Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB, 2x SSD ADATA PRO SP900 256GB, HDD WD CB 2TB, HDD GREEN 2TB PSU: Seasonic focus plus 750w Gold Display(s): 1st: LG 27UK650-W, 4K, IPS, HDR10, 10bit(8bit + A-FRC). 2nd: Samsung 24" LED Monitor (SE390), Cooling:Fazn CPU Cooler Aero 120T Push/pull Corsair ML PRO Fans Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum RGB mx Rapidfire Mouse:Razer Naga Chroma  Headset: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Sound: Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker Case: Modded Case Inverted, 5 intake 120mm, one exhaust 120mm.

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28 minutes ago, Constantin said:

Gaming at 60 FPS is just fine

the use of /s means sarcasm, since I was only pretending that 60 fps gaming wasn't fine

 

a lot of the games I play are locked at 60 fps, like dark souls.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

EVGA G3 threadSeasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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