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please help me pick an external monitor

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Posted · Original PosterOP

so i have a laptop and think that i have to get an external monitor. but im so confused. so my laptop is 1080p 60hz, and i have 2 different monitors in my list.

 

1440p 144hz monitor vs 1080p 144hz

 

the rest specs are the same. my question is that if i decide to get the 1440p one, is it possible to have 2 different reso or the 1440p one will have to work at 1080p? or should i just get the 1080p one?

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4 minutes ago, GreyPanda said:

is it possible to have 2 different reso or the 1440p one will have to work at 1080p?

yes you can have different resolution as an extension (not duplicate), though moving your cursor between them is a bit of an oddball because of this

 

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my cursor sometimes get stuck at the bottom right corner of screen 2 when trying to move to screen 1

just have to get used to it


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3 minutes ago, GreyPanda said:

is it possible to have 2 different reso

yes definitely, but only if you Extend your display when connected rather than duplicate 


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Just now, Moonzy said:

yes you can have different resolution as an extension, though moving your cursor between them is a bit of an oddball because of this

 

image.png.60bf70c96654df0431fc638c0d68dc06.png

 

my cursor sometimes get stuck at the bottom left corner of screen 2

just have to get used to it

what i mean is that i close my laptop and mainly use my monitor as my daily driver. so i dont need the laptop's monitor. so it is possible right? what about the refresh rate?

 

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1 minute ago, Tamesh16 said:

yes definitely, but only if you Extend your display when connected rather than duplicate 

what i mean is that i close my laptop and mainly use my monitor as my daily driver. so i dont need the laptop's monitor. is it called duplicate or extend? what about the refresh rate?

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Just now, GreyPanda said:

what i mean is that i close my laptop and mainly use my monitor as my daily driver. so i dont need the laptop's monitor. so it is possible right? what about the refresh rate?

yea you can do that

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there are these options for u to pick

 

as for refresh rate, it depends on your laptop's output, if your laptop output has displayport then it's probably fine

HDMI would require your monitor to also accept 144hz on the native res by HDMI to work

assuming your laptop's display output ports are capable of 144hz


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

yea you can do that

image.png.504c046e4167c3bfbf7df2ba2e679c15.png

there are these options for u to pick

 

as for refresh rate, it depends on your laptop's output, if your laptop output has displayport then it's probably fine

HDMI would require your monitor to also accept 144hz on the native res by HDMI to work

assuming your laptop's display output ports are capable of 144hz

"extend these displays" means that i will have "dual monitor" no? what about option "show only on 1/2" ?

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1 minute ago, GreyPanda said:

"extend these displays" means that i will have "dual monitor" no? what about option "show only on 1/2" ?

yea im showing you the 4 options available to you in windows

the show only on 1/2 will work for you


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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

yea im showing you the 4 options available to you in windows

the show only on 1/2 will work for you

oh okay then. my laptop doesnt have a displayport. only hdmi

what version of hdmi that support 1440p 144hz or 1080p 144hz?

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Just now, GreyPanda said:

oh okay then. my laptop doesnt have a displayport. only hdmi

what version of hdmi that support 1440p 144hz or 1080p 144hz?

good question, i would like to find out as well i literally didnt go and memorise this even though i should

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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

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Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

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Acer monitors, Gigabyte, Seagate HDD, Kingston SSD, Razer (except their mouse), XiaoMi Phones

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Moonzy said:

yes you can have different resolution as an extension (not duplicate), though moving your cursor between them is a bit of an oddball because of this

 

image.png.60bf70c96654df0431fc638c0d68dc06.png

 

my cursor sometimes get stuck at the bottom right corner of screen 2 when trying to move to screen 1

just have to get used to it

If you move monitor one to be more in the middle it’s easier to get unstuck.


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