Upgrade from 9350: 9360 QHD or 9370 4K?

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  1. akwit

    akwit Notebook Deity

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    Thanks in advance for reading.

    I currently own a 9350 QHD i5 and although I love the machine, I need more RAM, HD space and battery time.

    I do a lot of picture/creative review for my company so a high-resolution screen is important.

    My questions is, is it worth upgrading to the more expenisive the 9370 4K version or save a little and go for a 9360 qhd? Wondering how much of a noticeable difference there would be in resolution between the two...

    More importantly, what will the battery life be like on the 4K vs the QHD?
     
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  2. shengna

    shengna Notebook Consultant

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    Why not go for 9370 4K? BTW, is there any QHD model for xps 15? I only know FHD and 4K models.
     
  3. akwit

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    That's what I asked above.

    They don't make the qhds anymore... Only fhd and 4k.
     
  4. akwit

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    can anyone else comment here?
     
  5. MrBuzzkill

    MrBuzzkill Notebook Consultant

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    You are looking at 225 ppi for the QHD one, 338 ppi for the 4K one. You would be unable to resolve any pixels at a distance further than 40cm (~15 inch) away from the laptop, when using the QHD version (for comparison, 4K @ 13 inch, the resolve distance is 25cm (~10 inch)). And if you do sit that close, the pixels initially will still be very small. So realistically, looking at pixel densities, the QHD is more than enough.

    If both laptops feature the exact same specs (8th gen CPU mostly), go for the 9360. You'll get a marginally larger battery as well, and battery life is probably also in favour of the QHD panel instead of 4K panel.

    If the 9360 variant is one with the older spec CPU's (7th gen), go for the 9370, it has double the core count.
     
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    Exactly the info i was looking for.
    Thank you!
     
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