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4K gaming laptops deliver deeply immersive, detailed game play
If you're looking for high-quality game graphics and the most realistic scene details, be sure to consider a 4K gaming laptop from Lenovo. A 4K laptop display offers more than four times the pixels of a standard Full HD screen, enabling richer game environments and a more satisfying mobile PC gaming experience
Of course, a 4K gaming laptop is more than just a portable system with a super high-resolution display. You need to pair the sharper display with a fast processor, strong graphics card, lots of RAM – perhaps even a spare battery if you plan to play "unplugged" for long periods. They’re not cheap, but the payoff of a 4K gaming laptop in terms of visual clarity can be impressive.
Fortunately, you don't need to go it alone. Browse through the advanced 4K systems on this page. It's dedicated exclusively to Lenovo's 4K gaming laptops and the potential benefits for competitive gamers.
Advantages of a 4K gaming laptop from Lenovo
First, let’s review some basic display details. The pixels in a Full HD display measure 1920 x 1080, providing about 2 million distinct points of light with which to draw each new on-screen image (typically called "frames" when discussing moving imagery). A Quad HD display (2560 x 1440) nearly doubles this to about 3.7 million pixels, and a 4K display more than doubles it again. [Here we should note there are two kinds of 4K displays: Ultra HD measures 3840 x 2160 (8.3 million pixels), while true 4K measures 4096 x 2160 (8.8 million pixels). Manufacturers often refer to both resolutions as "4K."]
So, what does an extra high-resolution display do for PC gaming? What do those millions of additional pixels mean for the quality of the game images you'll see? Here are some of the most frequently cited advantages of a 4K gaming laptop:
- Improved overall scene detail
- More realistic lighting and shadows
- Greater sense of depth
- More immersive game action
When the fun of playing PC games is – at least in part – getting totally absorbed or “lost” within the game environment, it’s easy to see why so many buyers today are eyeing laptops with 4K displays.
Future-proof your AAA visuals with a 4K gaming laptop
Another advantage of a 4K gaming laptop is "future proofing," that is, ensuring your new, upgraded system has the features you need for today and tomorrow.
Some game makers don't yet fully exploit the added scene detail that's possible with 4K displays, but more are expected to do so as adoption of higher-resolution screens grows. Plus, display experts say the next big leap in resolution – to 6K or 8K or whatever the engineers come up with – is a long way off and, given the limitations of the human eye, may not be as noticeable to gamers as the current leap to 4K. They say the chances are good that a well-equipped 4K gaming laptop will be sufficient to display top AAA games for several years to come.
Don’t miss the words “well-equipped” in the previous sentence, however. As stated earlier, the quality of 4K mobile gaming depends as much on the laptop’s processor, GPU and other factors as it does the display itself. The same CPU/GPU combination that can support frames-per-second (fps) rates of 100 or higher on systems with lesser resolutions might only provide the 60fps “required” rates for many AAA games. It comes down to a personal decision: Some games emphasize (and some gamers most value) deep image detail, while others prefer super-fast fps and refresh rates. We have deals on gaming laptops including IdeaPad and Legion, be sure to check them out. Make sure you consider all of the critical system components before you buy.