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Will Dell G5 i7-8750H run well on Dell U2518D Monitor?

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Hello,

I am looking forward to buy a Dell U2518D Monitor so i can connect it to a Dell G5 i7-8750H and i was wondering if the laptop can run it smoothly. The laptop is used for design and LoL only. I have read that IPS monitors are not recommended for gaming but the design aspect is more important and i saw that this one has 5ms. Will this configuration fit my needs?

 

Dell U2518D Monitor:

https://www.emag.ro/monitor-ips-led-dell-ultrasharp-25-wqhd-hdmi-display-port-negru-u2518d/pd/D8ZVGK...

Dell G5 i7-8750H:

https://www.emag.ro/laptop-gaming-dell-g5-5587-**bleep**-procesor-intelr-coretm-i7-8750h-pana-la-4-1...

 

Thank You in advance!

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jphughan
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@nazariemihai wrote:

Thank You for your fast response!

The laptop will be used mainly in Photoshop, Illustrator and some Animate, After Effects and Premiere Pro. LoL is L e a g u e of Legends (for some reason, i am not allowed to write "l e a g u e"). I've seen a 1440p 27" monitor in a showroom (don't remember the brand) and it looked good but not very sharp and that is why i was looking for a 1440p 25", but given your recommendation i'll be searching for the U2717D. Currently I am using a Samsung SyncMaster 245B and it is good in LoL but i can see that an IPS panel would be a considerable upgrade in the design aspect. I still have question: I've seen complaints about ghosting in gaming for the U2717D. Have you played games on it? Are you satisfied?

 

Thank You in advance!


I don't play games on my PC, so I can't give impressions on the U2717D's performance there.  I will however say that it's definitely not optimized to be a gaming display, so if you're seeing complaints of ghosting from gaming-related audiences that would probably be speaking relative to gaming-oriented displays, I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear that the U2717D ghosts more than "average" by the standards of that audience.  As with most things in life, you can't optimize for everything at the same time.

As for sharpness, fyi Windows is designed around a 94 ppi (pixels per inch) standard, and Mac OS is designed around a 100 ppi standard, meaning that if you use regular 100% display scaling and are viewing an object that's supposed to be 4" wide in the real world at 100% zoom on the display, it will be 4" wide on the display.  A 27" 1440p display is 109 ppi, so it's actually a bit sharper than a "normal" display.  By comparison, a 24" 1080p display, which is a pretty standard productivity choice these days, is only 92 ppi.  If you want something that will be noticeably sharp, like an Apple Retina display type of experience, you'd need to step up to a 24" 4K display or a 27" 5K display, but I don't think the G5 will run a 5K display (though I haven't checked that).  You'd absolutely need to enable display scaling in the OS for those configurations, but at least the sharpness would be significant.  By comparison, although I haven't seen a 25" 1440p display, I have a feeling that its pixel density will be high enough to require scaling, but not high enough to really impress, which is sort of the worst of both worlds.  A 27" 4K display looks the same way to me, which is why I only recommend them to people who specifically need 4K resolution for their work, e.g. video editing.

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jphughan
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The U2518D is a 1440p resolution display.  Laptops have been able to run displays of that resolution for up to 10 years now, so a new G5 will certainly be able to run it.  Whether it will run well/smoothly depends entirely on what you'll be doing.  "Design" isn't specific enough, and I don't know what LoL is in this context.  But the answer to that question also depends much more on the PC than the actual display.  Using gaming as an example, it would depend on the game and the detail settings you were using, and the major factors would be the CPU and GPU.  Yes, display resolution comes into play, but you can always reduce the resolution for the game if you find that performance at 1440p resolution isn't acceptable.

IPS displays aren't ideal for gaming if you want max response time, but I wouldn't say they aren't recommended for gaming.  There are some IPS displays on the market that are oriented at gamers and have been well received.  ASUS makes some, for example.  It's true that TN panels tend to offer the best possible response times, but they also have far worse color reproduction and viewing angles than IPS displays, and even some gamers are willing to sacrifice a bit of response time in exchange for better colors and viewing angles rather than optimizing for response time at the cost of everything else -- especially if they also use their PCs for anything other than gaming.

However, if you want a 1440p resolution display, you may want to consider getting a 27" display.  1440p resolution packed into a 25" display is going to be fairly high pixel density, so you might end up needing to enable display scaling within Windows, and some applications still don't work too well with that.  I have a pair of U2717D displays because I wanted 1440p resolution and I love them.

nazariemihai
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Thank You for your fast response!

The laptop will be used mainly in Photoshop, Illustrator and some Animate, After Effects and Premiere Pro. LoL is L e a g u e of Legends (for some reason, i am not allowed to write "l e a g u e"). I've seen a 1440p 27" monitor in a showroom (don't remember the brand) and it looked good but not very sharp and that is why i was looking for a 1440p 25", but given your recommendation i'll be searching for the U2717D. Currently I am using a Samsung SyncMaster 245B and it is good in LoL but i can see that an IPS panel would be a considerable upgrade in the design aspect. I still have question: I've seen complaints about ghosting in gaming for the U2717D. Have you played games on it? Are you satisfied?

 

Thank You in advance!

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jphughan
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@nazariemihai wrote:

Thank You for your fast response!

The laptop will be used mainly in Photoshop, Illustrator and some Animate, After Effects and Premiere Pro. LoL is L e a g u e of Legends (for some reason, i am not allowed to write "l e a g u e"). I've seen a 1440p 27" monitor in a showroom (don't remember the brand) and it looked good but not very sharp and that is why i was looking for a 1440p 25", but given your recommendation i'll be searching for the U2717D. Currently I am using a Samsung SyncMaster 245B and it is good in LoL but i can see that an IPS panel would be a considerable upgrade in the design aspect. I still have question: I've seen complaints about ghosting in gaming for the U2717D. Have you played games on it? Are you satisfied?

 

Thank You in advance!


I don't play games on my PC, so I can't give impressions on the U2717D's performance there.  I will however say that it's definitely not optimized to be a gaming display, so if you're seeing complaints of ghosting from gaming-related audiences that would probably be speaking relative to gaming-oriented displays, I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear that the U2717D ghosts more than "average" by the standards of that audience.  As with most things in life, you can't optimize for everything at the same time.

As for sharpness, fyi Windows is designed around a 94 ppi (pixels per inch) standard, and Mac OS is designed around a 100 ppi standard, meaning that if you use regular 100% display scaling and are viewing an object that's supposed to be 4" wide in the real world at 100% zoom on the display, it will be 4" wide on the display.  A 27" 1440p display is 109 ppi, so it's actually a bit sharper than a "normal" display.  By comparison, a 24" 1080p display, which is a pretty standard productivity choice these days, is only 92 ppi.  If you want something that will be noticeably sharp, like an Apple Retina display type of experience, you'd need to step up to a 24" 4K display or a 27" 5K display, but I don't think the G5 will run a 5K display (though I haven't checked that).  You'd absolutely need to enable display scaling in the OS for those configurations, but at least the sharpness would be significant.  By comparison, although I haven't seen a 25" 1440p display, I have a feeling that its pixel density will be high enough to require scaling, but not high enough to really impress, which is sort of the worst of both worlds.  A 27" 4K display looks the same way to me, which is why I only recommend them to people who specifically need 4K resolution for their work, e.g. video editing.

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The laptop supports HDMI and DisplayPort (DP 1.4 - which also supports the older 1.2 version). 

The monitor supports:

Connectivity
1 x DP (ver. 1.2)
1 x mDP (ver. 1.2)
1 x DP (ver. 1.2) out with MST
1 x HDMI (ver. 2.0)
 
I would look for a monitor that supports the new DP 1.4 if possible, the 2518D should work fine. The DisplayPort on the G7 is a Type C connector (very small), so be sure to get the correct cable. The monitor has a normal size DP connector.
 
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@gkelley6 wrote:

The laptop supports HDMI and DisplayPort (DP 1.4 - which also supports the older 1.2 version). 

The monitor supports:

Connectivity
1 x DP (ver. 1.2)
1 x mDP (ver. 1.2)
1 x DP (ver. 1.2) out with MST
1 x HDMI (ver. 2.0)
 
I would look for a monitor that supports the new DP 1.4 if possible, the 2518D should work fine. The DisplayPort on the G7 is a Type C connector (very small), so be sure to get the correct cable. The monitor has a normal size DP connector.
 
glen

DisplayPort 1.4 support on displays is still very rare, and typically only found on displays that actually need the extra bandwidth and/or support it offers, such as 1440p displays that are capable of refresh rates like 144 Hz and/or HDR displays.  And unless the display supports daisy-chaining and you intend to use it, then if the display can run at its maximum capability using just DisplayPort 1.2, there isn't a reason to want it to support anything newer.

As for DisplayPort 1.4 support, according to the Setup and Specifications guides on support.dell.com, it looks like only the newer G5 5590 model supports DP 1.4, not the older 5587 model, but even on the 5590 it's only on systems equipped with the RTX 2060 or 2070 -- and THEN it's only on the actual Mini-DisplayPort output.  The USB-C output is still limited to DisplayPort 1.2.

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