Swapped Ugly QHD To An Awesome UHD Display Alienware R4 Tutorial

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by SUADE8880, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. canoekoh

    canoekoh Notebook Guru

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    what's the best UHD screen i can get for the aw15r3? something with 99 srgb and 99 argb would be nice.
     
  2. PaddyPaws

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  3. NA087

    NA087 Notebook Consultant

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    Q: can you put a Razer 17.3” IGZO UHD G-Sync, 16:9 ratio, 3840x2160, with LED backlight, with capacitive multi-touch on it?

    if so is it better?
     
  4. DeeX

    DeeX Liquid Hz

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    This is the only 17" QHD panel in the laptop market at the moment.
     
  5. Maxed Out

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    There is another QHD panel, but it is Innolux and 100nits darker...

    As to the cable, currently in stock according to the dell chat guy who is selling me said cable. and it is $9.99.


    Am I understanding correctly, that if I disable/turn off G-Sync, I get Optimus back?
     
  6. DeeX

    DeeX Liquid Hz

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    Does that QHD panel you speak of have the same outline dimensions as the AW 17?
    If you have a motherboard that has the G-Sync it is my understanding that there is no way to utilize Optimus.
    Why would you want to use that anyway? Most people hate Optimus as it routes the signal through the iGPU even when using the dGPU.
    Because of this, you lose much control over the dGPU, nVidia control panel features etc, and it also causes some other performance issues and visual issues. (i.e. dreaded diagonal tearing etc)
     
  7. DeeX

    DeeX Liquid Hz

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    When you find panels that say model numbers like "B173AN01.0" on places like Ali or eBay, often they are a "compatible" replacement for that model number and not actually the exact panel.
    They are basically panels that have the same specs and the same outline dimensions.
    I just mention this as it would explain your findings, plus it best to know this information before purchasing.
     
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    pinciukas Notebook Guru

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  9. SUADE8880

    SUADE8880 Notebook Evangelist

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    I believe most TFT displays were TN now there are IPS variants as well. As of right now, there should be only one manufacture of these 17" UHD which is from AUO and they are all IPS. You should be good.
     
  10. Maxed Out

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    The panel is an AVHA, the only true IPS panels are from LG, they trademarked it. AVHA and PLS (Samsung) are IPS type displays.
     

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