One of the biggest announcements at CES 2021 appears to have come without much fanfare. Compared to Nvidia’s launch of RTX 3000 series graphics chips for laptops, you might have missed hearing a growing number of manufacturers. Finally Create a fast refreshed QHD screen in a portable game machine.
Standalone QHD (1440p) monitors are a popular choice for smart gamers using desktop computers for a number of reasons. First of all, displays are generally less expensive and feature rich than most 4K monitors, while they look almost as good. And most importantly, modern high-end graphics cards like the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and Nvidia RTX 3080 (and even some final products) run games. very At QHD.
Although QHD is not a disappointing and mysterious option if you want it to be present in your gaming laptop. You have a choice of 1080p or 4K, or the option to output to a 1440p monitor you purchased separately. That changes in 2021 and might be the perfect moment as AMD’s incoming RTX 3000-series powered machines and RDNA 2 graphics chips will take full advantage of QHD.
I can still see that 1080p looks Fine For most use cases But I wouldn’t argue that rendering games in 1080p with relatively smooth performance is a low barrier for mid-range laptop hardware to be cleared. On the other hand, playing the latest AAA games at 4K resolution with all graphics settings set to maximum is impressive and mediocre all at once, with frame rates often dipping into non-playable zones. A powerful laptop is capable of delivering excellent image fidelity, along with hardware that shouldn’t be a problem to maintain.
The Razer Blade 15 is one of the few laptops announced at CES 2021 that will allow you to add a QHD screen to your order, and I’m happy to see that it won’t add it. All for the total, for $ 2,199 ($ 200 more than the model with FHD 144Hz panel), you get a machine with a QHD IPS screen with 165Hz refresh rate, along with the new Nvidia RTX 3070 and a gen Intel Core i7 processor. The 10th generation, six-core, this price is on par with many laptops today with the latest parts and a rapidly refresh 1080p screen.
In fact, I’m not surprised to see gaming laptops with QHD screens drop below the $ 2k price point this year, the Acer Nitro 5 for 2021 will also have an option to configure. QHD screens and I’m sure other OEMs will follow suit.
I still can’t tell you what kind of performance Nvidia’s RTX 3000-series will perform in a new laptop until a month later. But if you’re used to playing games on 1080p monitors, seeing everything running on a more pixel-dense QHD screen can be a revelation.