i had bought a xps 15 '' but now i want to upgrade to 17 ''.
the new model is called xps 17 '' 9710, i have read that some small problems have been solved with this version. it is true?
or do you advise me to wait for the next model? do you already know the release date (approximately)?
@aleangiulli I'll just tell you what's wrong even if you didn't follow my suggestion. No, the problem is not bandwidth on the dock if you're using a single 1920x1080 display. That dock can handle about 8x more video bandwidth than you're using. Even if it was in USB-C mode rather than Thunderbolt mode, it would have about 4x more bandwidth than you're using. And the HDMI output supports HDMI 2.0, which also can handle about 4x more bandwidth than you're using.
The problem is how Windows handles situations where you are simultaneously using displays that use different scale factors, in your case 100% on the 24" display and 125% on your built-in display. In that situation, Windows will still only render internally at a single scale factor, which will be the scale factor of what display was primary when you logged into Windows. For any displays using a different scale factor, Windows will continue rendering at its "primary" scale factor and then apply post-render GPU scaling to upsize or downsize the rendered image appropriately for the other displays. As you might expect, this does not look as good as rendering natively for each display's scale factor -- but Windows doesn't support that. (Neither does macOS, at least last time I checked.)
Since you're seeing this "not perfect" resolution on your 24" display, it sounds like you have your built-in display set as your primary display. So Windows is rendering at 125% and then shrinking that rendered image appropriately to resize it for your 24" display's smaller 100% scale factor. And that's why it doesn't look very good.
Also note that the key point is the display that was primary when you logged onto Windows. If the primary display changes because a display gets disconnected/connected or simply because you set a different display as primary, that will NOT change the internal rendering scale factor. That is set when you log onto Windows, so if you want to change it, you would have to log off and back onto Windows when the primary display changes. If you're thinking that this would be annoying for people who use docking stations with external displays as primary and also disconnect/reconnect from their desk multiple times per day, you're absolutely right. They have to choose between either dealing with "not perfect" resolution or logging off and back onto Windows as they come and go from their desk to keep things looking good. But logging off and back on of course closes all of your applications.
So in terms of what you can do about this, you have a few options:
the settings are ok.
when the laptop is attached to the monitor via dockstation, on the 24 '' monitor the settings automatically go to 1920x1200 and 100% zoom.
if I unplug the laptop, the settings on the laptop return to 1920x1200 and 120% zoom.
i think the dockstation does not transfer at full resolution, is this possible?
if I connect the 24 '' monitor to the desktop computer with the same hdmi cable, the quality is better (the desktop computer is a 5/6 year old PC)
@aleangiulli Check Windows Display Settings to confirm that the resolution is correct -- for example, I had a Dell 24" display that defaulted to 1920x1080 even though its native resolution was 1920x1200 -- and also verify that it's set to regular 100% scaling. Then log off and back on while the display is attached and the laptop lid is closed. If it's still "not perfect" or "perfectly sharp", I'm not sure what to tell you. Have you tried that display with another input or source device to compare?
Excuse me again, finally everything has arrived, xps 17 '' 9710 + dockstation WD19TBS.
I have everything installed and everything is fine.
The only thing is this, when I attach the laptop to my Dell 24 '' screen via dockstation with hdmi cable, the resolution is not perfect.
There is little fog.
The image is not perfectly sharp.
The laptop has the lid closed, I only use the DELL 24 '' monitor (no duplicate monitor, no extend monitor).
In your opinion, what can this depend on?
A thousand thanks
@aleangiulli I’m going to stop again, because it doesn’t look like we’ll ever get to the end of your questions. I think you’re just going to keep asking me new questions as long as I keep answering them, and I don’t want to do this with you forever. You started this thread asking a very simple question, and somehow we’ve been talking for over a month now.
If you don’t know how to install drivers after a clean install, you probably shouldn’t be doing a clean install. If you want to LEARN how to do a clean install, then I would suggest that you spend some time FINDING how to do that by reading some existing information. Sometimes learning involves more than just asking a question and waiting for someone to hand you the answer.
Good luck with your new system.