Full HD or QHD+?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Destrok, Nov 4, 2016.

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  1. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, I am starting to look into getting a new laptop, I have had my Razer Edge for almost 4 years now, it is just kinda time to upgrade. I actually really miss having a laptop and the Edge, while great when docked, just doesn't do super well for productivity on the go.

    So I was wondering if the QHD+ is really worth it over 1080p? It is an extra 300 bucks or so. I do like having the option of using it as a touch screen, so that is one factor to consider, but realistically is the extra pixel density worth it on a laptop?

    I have a 1440P 27" monitor for my desktop which I love, the extra space for productivity due to the extra pixel density is fantastic, and Dark Souls 3 looks amazing on Ultra at 1440 as well. All that being said, if it is for a 14" laptop screen, do the benefits I see with my 1440 27" monitor transfer? Do those of you that use laptops daily for productivity work really utilize that extra screen space? Do you wish you had it if your laptop only does 1080? Also for games, I know the 1060 is a great card and all, but I imagine it would be easier for the laptop to run games at 1080 and on a screen that small would I even notice the upgrade in image? I do understand the benefits of having higher pixel density, I am just not sure how well that translated to a laptop, and is it worth the extra 300 bucks?
  2. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member

    To be honest, I think 300 bucks is a bargain for QHD+, especially if you will be doing stuff like FLStudio or Photoshop.
  3. rode_leeuw

    rode_leeuw Active Member

    QHD feels like overkill for 16 inch, is there even enough room to fit all the pixels in?
    I think it will end up being almost no difference to your eyes. But maybe it will make a difference to your graphics card, causing it to get even warmer. I don't know I just don't feel like QHD will add anything on such a small display
  4. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member

  5. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    Honestly it really depends on what you want to do with it, for video and photo editing it's definitely worth getting, but otherwise stick to the fhd screen
    The 1060 isn't really that good for that resolution, I'd say atleast a 1070 is needed for constant 60fps
  6. rode_leeuw

    rode_leeuw Active Member

    Jeah, I don't get those... They really seem sharper to... So confusing
  7. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Destrok, fellow Edge user here - I went with the FHD Blade as the 1060 can't really push modern games at 60 fps at QHD.

    There are scaling issues as well with Windows and 3rd party software, I prefer to skip the hassle and love my FHD.

    Note - I had the QHD 970 before, so I've owned both. 100% happy with the FHD now.
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  8. What's the overall brightness like. I just can't find any reviews about the FHD and can't find any local.
  9. Brisingr_Phoenix

    Brisingr_Phoenix Active Member

    The higher the resolution: the lower the battery and higher price, as well as increased color range
    The lower the resolution: vice-versa
    In layman's terms
  10. OverworkedFather

    OverworkedFather New Member

    I have a surface book and the 1060 FHD in front of me right now. Honestly, there is very little difference. Surface book is brighter for sure, and it would be lie if I didn't say it looked a little crispier. But 1080 at 14" is more than enough for anyone. Anyone that says different is a moron.

    However, if RGB is your thing, and you actually work with Adobe for a living, and not just play at designer, then yea, the higher res blade should be your purchase because you need to rely on color accuracy.

    Everyone else should get the FHD - better battery life, better frame rates, and no windows 10 scaling issues.

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  11. Brisingr_Phoenix

    Brisingr_Phoenix Active Member

    That seems a bit aggressive... I mean 4k on the RBS is really nice, and has a noticeable difference in color range when editing photos, watching movies, etc
  12. OverworkedFather

    OverworkedFather New Member

    whatever makes you happy buddy.

    4k on a 12" screen... sounds ridiculous. But again, different strokes for different folks.
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