Question Will my laptop support a 4K 144Hz display?

May 5, 2022
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My laptop is HP ElitBook x360 1030 G7 Notebook PC and I see the laptop built-in screen is working in 60Hz / Full HD mode and does not support higher resolutions or higher refreshing rates.
I'd like to purchase an external 24" or 27" monitor with much higher parameters - 75 or 144Hz refresh rate or 2K or 4K resolution.
Will my laptop support such a display properly?
 

boju

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Has Usbc port you can use (Usbc to Displayport cable) but is at Displayport 1.2 spec. Tops out at 75Hz in 4k or 1440p 165Hz.

See ports & slots
https://support.hp.com/hk-en/document/c06719267

Then reference port specs here;

 
May 5, 2022
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I'm not sure I understand you. Do you mean I will need to use USB type C cable with USB-C to Display Port adapter to connect my laptop to the display?
I can't use a regular HDMi cable for that?
 

boju

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No because laptop has Hdmi v1.4, it won't be capable. The information is there for you to see. See link regarding your laptop specs and expand ports and slots. There you'll see port version numbers. Then in second link click hdmi or usbc in source field and you'll be given information about these ports and capabilities.
 
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The problem is: I'm not a PC technician expert, just a regular user so I can't understand such specific technical information...
Let's say that in other words:
Without any special adapters etc. will I be able to use external display with higher resolution or higher refreshing rate ?
I mean using it in high refreshing rate / resolution, not just Full HD/ 60Hz as my laptop built-in screen works.
It's also important to note that I'm working both from home and from the office so I'm connecting my laptop to different external monitors, one in my house and the other in the office.
Switching between the monitors almost each day.
 

boju

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Im just a regular user also with experience, im not a technician. Have you done what i asked at all? Because it's quite simple really, you'll see in the graph on linus display guide what resolution and Hz is achievable with which port version.

There are also cable suggestions there too if you select say usbc to displayport.
 

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