Posted by: someone257« on: April 08, 2018, 20:34:17 »
however im not really mad. thinner? well i doubt it will have the same cooling performance then. cooling is superb at the aero 15 and personally i really dont care abot the thickness at all.. its a highend brick as it should be
no big deal to carry it as it is still realtive light.
as for the display i dont see much sense in all of that.
144hz well yes seems nice but be honest, those games that profit from fast refresh (fps and friends) arent that good to play on such a small display anyway. (id recommend to play normaly on a big screen with regular keyboard and mouse even tough the keys are not bad to play at)
its simply the screensize itself that makes it hard for fps and similar fast paced games to be useable.
the second concern is power / heat relation. more power for much more fps means much more heat. the current 1060/1080p 60hz is a perfect combination even long term even in relative warm rooms (25-28 degree C ife testet)
but theres also another issue with 144hz, its picture qualtiy. no gaming monitor has really nice colors. after years i ditched my 120hz in favour for an older dell (actually 2 of them) for better colors and still acceptable overall performance.
its always a tradeoff, one or another or both but not perfect. as for me, i dont see much reason to need 144hz on the road, if i really want it i coudl order another external screen for that matter. but average usage is much more fun on that awesome screen so i gladly sacrifice more hz for better pictures. (and no i dont do image work)
as for 4k - careful waht you whish for - just dont
no i mean it DONT
thing is all of non 4k owners know 4k displays in best case form display room. there it looks nice, in everyday work 4k on 15 inch is simply insane.
most applications dont scale well. only workaround is to turn of scaling - so either half of your apps are blurry or you need a teleskope to be able to read text in there. you cant have either.
1080p on 15inch is already a tad too much, but its duable and blurrs are acceptable at 25% scaling. worst case work without scaling - still doable.
on 4k? no way
now the benefits of 4k vs hd - well not that much either. yes it looks a bit better. but only a little. the farther you sit behind it the less difference youll be able to see.
shure if youre lucky and work only with apps that are optimized for high dpi displays well good for you. but if youre unlucky and have to use many different programms well ... dont go for 4k
you need much more GPU power for 4k, so gaming on that thing wont be that pretty.. scaling it back to 1080 is often the only option to get decent fps but then again youll be in blurry land.
theres a good reason gigabyte never offered 4k and i admire them for that. instead of jumping the marketing train and sell a product customers demand but will suffer in real world application they simply didnt offer it.
4k on 15 inch (and even 17 inch) laptops? should not be a thing for years. (gpu power problem first) but even ignoring the super high demand of gpus we need to wait at least 5 years until most apps scale perfectly until then it a nono
so careful what you whish for )
what i would whish for at gigabytes almsot perfect product - less plastic, dedicaded media and wireless keys (vol up / down mute, mic mute, wlan on, BT on/off) and only lightes letters on the keyboard and maybe a real dockign station option )
aynthing else isnt really doable in a useable way at current technology