Acer adds 15.6-inch gaming laptop with 4K screen

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  1. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

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    What does this even mean?

    4K has been defined by the technology sector as something. In reference to TV's it's defined as 3840 X 2160 pixels. In what other country has 4K been defined as something else?
     
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    4K....? 4 WHAT ? what`s this 4k what.. You what......
    What did you say 4k ? 4 kilo 4 kilowatt 4 kelvin 4 kicks.

    Its a meaningless term used by those who wish to confuse people so they can take there cash WITHOUT the need to explain what its means because it means nothing.

    If there talking about horizontal lines they cant use it because if that's the case there short by 160 lines and that's false marketing.
     
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  3. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    Lol, chill dude. The 4 is for four times the pixels of fullhd, the k is to look good.
     
  4. gUNN1993

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    Word of the day: Neologism

    A newly coined word or expression.

    4K has meaning because it has been given meaning.
     

  5. Clouseau

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    In for a big surprise when you actually own a house and have a new roof put on that has a lifetime guarantee. Shocker...lifetime equates to anywhere from 25 to 40 years (need to read the guarantee for the exact time span). So like I said learn what the definition is and adjust accordingly.
     
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  6. Noisiv

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    I like the fact that that post made it on page 1 :nerd:
     
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    I can't believe you're even nitpicking about this. The only true 4K monitor is one released recently by LG and it's 4096x2160. All the others referred to as 4K, including TVs, are 3840x2160. When there comes a time that monitors and TVs are released both in 4096 and 3840 flavors while being both marketed as 4K without using the UHD moniker THEN I'll join you in complaining about false marketing. Until then, you're just wasting your time and everyone else's.

    Every same topic, some joker comes in and does the same dance.
     
  8. IcE

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    "4k" in the PC gaming community is generally talking about 3840x2160. There are variations of what you can get away with calling 4k, and we'll see what the actual standard ends up being (not that it matters).

    Just relax though, 4k being "falsely marketed" doesn't affect you in any way. If you don't like it, don't buy it. You don't need to make a crusade out of it.
     
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    Does it play Crysis? Imagine Crysis fully maxed on this laptop, dat lag. :)
     
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    I think I might buy myself a jaguar XJ240.
    Or was it s 220 I don't think it matters its just rounding it up so it should be fine.
    Love to be your boss I can pay you less and less each week and you wont complain.
     

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    720p certainly is HD and should be called that. 1080 is "full HD" or HDX and 4k is just not necessary on a laptop. Maybe not on anything for that matter.
     
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    Is the 860M even capable of displaying at that resolution with any kind of decent framerates? I read that it can't run ultra settings in Crysis 3 or Battlefield 4 at 1080p. If not and the native resolution of the screen is 4K, even running at 1080 will look like crap.
     
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    1. It will not run Battlefield at 4k. In fact, there is not a single card out there, including the desktop ones, capable of running it at 4k and acceptable frame rate. If you set it to medium-high with disabled AA, it will look fine, and the framerates should be decent. Again, this is not a SLI/Crossfire gaming rig with 5GHz CPU.
    2. If you play at 1080p, it will work just fine, and will look good. This is the "magic" of UHD screens. You get the nice and sharp text and graphics, but when you want to launch some games, you run them at 1080p when the card can't handle the load. Each pixel from the graphics card is mapped to 2x2 pixel square on the display, so there is no blur whatsoever. It just looks like a regular 1080p screen. I've checked that with both UHD (sometimes called 4k) 3840x2160 -> 1920x1080 and "3K" 2880x1620 -> 1440x810. There is no blur, everything looks ok, just the pixels are bigger.
     

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