Best Buy currently has this Dell laptop on sale. The built in screen resolution is 1366 x 768 (not unusual for lower end laptops). However, it appears that the integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500 is capable of supporting full 1080 resolutions. Does anyone know if this laptop (or others like it) would be able to output the full 1080 resolution through the HDMI port to a TV or monitor even though the attached physical screen resolution is lower?
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posted: Sep. 15, 2016 @ 8:44a
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posted: Sep. 15, 2016 @ 9:22a
Unless they have crippled the video system somehow this should be no problem for you. I have a Thinkpad, 3rd gen i5 with the basic Intel graphics and 1366x768 screen. It drives a 1440p monitor via Displayport and 1200p via HDMI at the same time. I was surprised it works so well.
Thanks for the feedback... I don't mind the built in screen at 768, but I would use a laptop like this to output streaming video sometimes and would like to have the full 1080 for that purpose because that would be the native resolution of most of my TVs, monitors, etc.
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