Question Legion 5 Laptop - what determines what resolution monitor I can use?

dolokhov

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EDIT: Ignore, item went out of stock before I could pull the trigger.

I'm getting a new laptop so my fiancee can take over my current Zenbook. When I have it docked at home, I'd like to use it for general productivity type tasks - excel, bills, work - with 1 or 2 monitors. Ideally, I'd like to get a 1440p monitor as I have only ever owned a 1080p monitor.

How do I look at the specs and know if it can run non-gaming tasks at 1440p on a 27" monitor (or 2)?

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H

It lists 1080p as the max resolution, but I am wondering if that means for the laptop's screen, when I am way from my desk. 1080p is more than fine on a 14" screen on the road.

Full specs: View: https://imgur.com/a/2yNw5BF
 
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punkncat

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Look within your spec to see if it lists anything specific regarding the "output ability" for a separate monitor. I would suspect that the video output should be able to do whatever the GPU you are using is capable of, but know that sometimes laptops aren't always what seems logical.
 

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