Replacing 2k display by 4k display, is that possible??

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  1. grunnsat

    grunnsat Notebook Consultant

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    If I have a modern Clevo notebook with a 2k display, is it possible to replace it with a 4k display?

    I'm thinking of the new "U" class Coffee Lake mobile CPUs. I hope there will be a Clevo notebook for these CPUs, and without a graphics card. The CPU supports 4k (eDP 1.4), and as I understand this, the 2k displays use the same 40 pin interface as the 4k displays.
     
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    Then you should be good to go. Whether it retains GSync capability is another matter.
     
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    Maleko48 Notebook Evangelist

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    As long as the pinouts are the same and both screens have equivalent connectors, and you can deal with potential mounting differences, I don't see why not? You will almost certainly lose GSYNC due to whitelists and red tape. I would recommend comparing data sheets to see if the pinouts are the same or similar. If they are not, you could have a custom cable made by that one site.
     
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    The Intel iGPU (Gen 9.5/ gen9) only supports DP 1.3.
     
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    eDP and DP are different standards in version number so check closely.
     
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    grunnsat Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for all your replies.

    G-Sync is of no importance to me, as far as I'm aware. G-Sync seems to be of interest with gaming, I don't do that. Watching a video is about the fastest thing I do on a display.

    According to paragraph 2.2 of the Datasheet for these processors:

    https://www.intel.com/content/dam/w...ocessor-family-s-platform-datasheet-vol-1.pdf

    the IGP supports eDP 1.4.

    Now I only have to wait until Clevo comes up with a new notebook for the i7-8559U
     
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    Due to the expense of such a panel and the focus on other features colour accurate panels are rarer.
     
  9. grunnsat

    grunnsat Notebook Consultant

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    They are not that expensive, € 112 or so. Everybody has a digital camera these days, and use a PC to edit them. It is almost impossible to accurately judge colours on a non calibrated PC screen. I use a X-Rite Display colour calibrator to at least get colours that are not far too blue and too red. The difference between the colours of an non calibrated PC screen and a calibrated one is remarkable.
     
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    Your price and the bulk price of the OEM are usually very different. If you want to do any kind of serious editing then a calibration tool will always be a must.
     
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