What laptop do I need?

TheKnee

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Hi, I want to get a laptop that I can connect to a 4K tele and watch movies at 4K on. I will also use this laptop to do work.

I believe that I will need a laptop that has a HDMI 2.0? So it will be 4K @60hz?

I’ve tried looking for laptops myself but the specs never say if it is a HDMI 2.0 or not so I’m kinda confused.

Would I be wrong to say that if the laptop had a gtx 10 series graphics card then it has HDMI 2.0?

Thanks for reading :)
 
HDMI 2.0 or Displayport is sufficient for 4k@60Hz. The Nvidia 10xx series are HDMI 2.0. The Nvidia 9xx series can be HDMI 2.0 or 1.4.

If these 4k movies are going to be streamed, then you will also need either an Nvidia 10xx GPU or the integrated graphics in a Kaby Lake or newer processor (ix-7xxx or -8xxx). Hollywood insisted on new encryption for 4k content, and so far those are the only GPUs which support it. AMD's support for it is supposed to come out later this year (I'm unsure of the status of current Vega GPUs). If your GPU doesn't support HDCP 2.2, then 4k content will be downgraded to 1080p.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/12442/amd-plans-playready-3-support-for-polaris-and-vega-gpus-in-2018
 
HDMI 2.0 or Displayport is sufficient for 4k@60Hz. The Nvidia 10xx series are HDMI 2.0. The Nvidia 9xx series can be HDMI 2.0 or 1.4.

If these 4k movies are going to be streamed, then you will also need either an Nvidia 10xx GPU or the integrated graphics in a Kaby Lake or newer processor (ix-7xxx or -8xxx). Hollywood insisted on new encryption for 4k content, and so far those are the only GPUs which support it. AMD's support for it is supposed to come out later this year (I'm unsure of the status of current Vega GPUs). If your GPU doesn't support HDCP 2.2, then 4k content will be downgraded to 1080p.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/12442/amd-plans-playready-3-support-for-polaris-and-vega-gpus-in-2018
 
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