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tspnyc
09-23-2013, 04:59 PM
My monitor died. I need to get a 27" for my eyes and my work.

But I also play some video games.

I am afraid my Sager laptop will not support anything over 1080. Can someone confirm this?

Here is what it is...

Sager NP8350-S laptop with:

- Graphics Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780M 4,096MB PCI-Express GDDR5 DX11

- Display: 15.6" FHD 16:9 "Matte Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright LED Anti-Glare Sager Screen w/ 95% NTSC Color Gamut (1920x1080) (SKU - S1R303)

- Processor: Sager - 4th Generation Intel® Haswell Core™ i7-4700MQ (2.4GHz - 3.4GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache) (SKU – SPU201)

- mSATA SSD Drive ( Slot 1 ): 256GB Crucial M4 mSATA SSD - Preconfigured as an OS Drive ( Operating System – Drive C: )

- Ram: 16GB - DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS) (SKU - S4S822AP)

I had considered getting a 2560x1440, but it appears my Sager laptop will only run up to 1080P.

Is that correct? Or am I not seeing the 1440 option because I currently do not have a 1440 monitor hooked up to it with the correct drivers installed?

If the answer is, no my laptop will not use more than 1080 resolution, is there any point to my getting the 125hz 1440 monitor? I just got the laptop, so it may be years before I get another PC.

Thanks!

nocturnal7x
09-23-2013, 06:45 PM
Does it have a DL-DVI output? should be able to do 2560x1440x125hz, unless its only HDMI, then it won't.

tspnyc
09-24-2013, 06:09 AM
Thanks.

It has:

HDMI (with HDCP)

DisplayPort 1.2

Mini Displayport 1.2

So that sounds like a "No, it will not support 1440"

Are there any external adapters/converters that would accommodate this situation and allow for the higher refresh rate or higher resolutions?

BlackOctagon
09-24-2013, 09:20 AM
Display port supports 1440p, but I recommend getting a DP monitor rather than messing with adapters

tspnyc
09-24-2013, 11:53 AM
Yea. Thanks! Sager tech support just got back to me with the same information.

So I think I shall risk the upgrade to the higher res, higher refresh rate monitor. If the laptop will not run games with those settings, I can always drop it down to 1080 and 60hz, and use the higher res stuff for when I am working in PhotoShop and video editing.

NOW, which 1440 monitor to get....

BlackOctagon
09-24-2013, 02:44 PM
All 1440p DisplayPort monitors are 60hz, just in case you weren't aware...
What will be the intended use of the monitor, and what is your budget?

Prophet
09-26-2013, 05:44 AM
NOW, which 1440 monitor to get....

Qnix 2710LED OC - best value for money bar none