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Laptop with 3K monitor worth it?

 
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Oct 20, 2014 20:24 |  #1

Hey everyone. At some point in the next few months I hope to be upgrading my dinosaur of a laptop.

I have noticed a couple of the 15" and 17" laptops have 3K monitors. Would this be worth it for photo-editing?

The little I have read so far says that not all of the icons, text and what-not don't scale properly, so they end up very small on the screen at the higher resolution.

http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6834152593 (external link)


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Oct 21, 2014 02:33 |  #2

Yes indeed, the icons would virtualy unusable.
But its great for hooking it on another (big) screen ;)




  
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Oct 21, 2014 11:12 |  #3

Lenty007 wrote in post #17224644 (external link)
Yes indeed, the icons would virtualy unusable.
But its great for hooking it on another (big) screen ;)

Internal panel display and external display resolution have nothing to do with each other. You can use the native resolution on the onboard display, and a separate resolution for an external display, providing your laptop has HDMI 1.4+ or DisplayPort 1.2+ support. Earlier HDMI versions only support up to 1080P output.




  
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Oct 21, 2014 15:17 |  #4

Looks to be an IPS screen made by Panasonic. It uses a RGBW grid as the back lighting which is less accurate. But if your not doing color critical work it should be good enough for editing photos. One thing you might find is windows 8.1 scaling isn't the greatest. This will lead to some applications that wont scale correctly. I know the newest rendition of Photoshop scales reasonable well. Im not sure about lightroom and how it scales.

Windows 10 should have a much improved scaling process and make these high resolution monitors usable under all circumstances.




  
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Oct 26, 2014 16:57 |  #5

I am considering this same computer v. the dell xps 15. This has faster and much more storage a little less resolution. Scaling wasnt a big issue on the dell at a high dpi. But the color accuracy is a lot lest than the dell. I plan to get an external monitor eventually but till then this will be my editing rig. I will drop in a link to a review for it that includes some info on the display.

http://www.anandtech.c​om …s60-ghost-pro-3k-review/7 (external link)


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