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4k on this laptop?

stingygrrl 534 161 October 2, 2015 at 05:11 AM
My friend has a lenovo t440s and I think the max resolution is 2560x13xx

(something like that...)

he already has a nice monitor - perhaps 27" on his desktop.

he's not a gamer, and likes to have the best of everything, so cost isn't the issue.

he wants to get a 4k monitor, but I don't think he will have an improved viewing experience. is that right? should I recommend he stay with what he has?

thx

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The absolute maximum resolution the Haswell U series supports is 4K@30fps, which I don't think I'd find more pleasant than 1440p@60fps.

Of course just because the chipset supports even that doesn't mean that the connectors/drivers/etc do. I don't know any specifics on this laptop.
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The absolute maximum resolution the Haswell U series supports is 4K@30fps, which I don't think I'd find more pleasant than 1440p@60fps.

Of course just because the chipset supports even that doesn't mean that the connectors/drivers/etc do. I don't know any specifics on this laptop.
what do you need to know? I'll find out
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What does he do with his computer?

Does he do video editing in 4K or photoshops? I know some artists must have 4K monitor for to produce much better flyers or whatnot. Some prefer 4K since they can tell the difference between qualities. I, on the other hand, cannot.
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what do you need to know? I'll find out
Sorry, I don't think I could tell you whether this laptop can do 4K. It doesn't "support" 4K, in that Lenovo has never claimed this, and if it doesn't work, you can't call and complain. This is a separate question of whether or not the laptop can actually do 4K. Googling around does not paint a very pretty picture.

What I can tell you is that your hardware is incapable of running 4K@60Hz. Your best case scenario, even if you manage to find the right firmware/drivers is 4K@30Hz, which I think you'll find pretty laggy unless you're mostly looking at static text.
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ok, thanks! right now he's using the Intel HD onboard video card and a Dell U2713HM monitor at 2560x1440.

He does look at static text mostly- firefox, outlook, etc. no games or photoediting other than a little cropping of vacation pics.

I guess that's the best he can do for now.

Thanks
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