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Laptop to view movies in HD 8K

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#1 adriawa


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Posted 04 July 2016 - 08:13 PM

I know it is not easy to upgrade laptop parts

I believe in a few years more online content they broadcast-quality HD 8K.

So my question is what kind of Laptop should I buy appropriate  to view movies in HD 8K via external computer screen.


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 01:04 PM

"So my question is what kind of Laptop should I buy appropriate  to view movies in HD 8K via external computer screen."



I strongly suspect that the answer to this question is "One that's not available yet".



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Posted 07 July 2016 - 05:11 PM



There aren't any video decoder standards for playing 8k video yet. Meaning whatever you get now would have to have a strong enough CPU to run everything in software mode. Intel only recently added 4k support this last year to its integrated GPUs. 

On top of that. There is only one video out connector standard currently made that supports 8k, and it's rarely implemented.


I'd imagine the only laptops that'd have both requirements would be upwards of 2k USD or more.  Where as if you'd wait till it actually is a standard. You could do then what you can do now with 4k, and buy a 250$ netbook that has a Intel CPU with a built in decoder for it. Also having a updated standard of HDMI that would support 8k.


8K isn't coming for a long while. 4k is barely a standard. I'd give it at least 5 years before it'd happen. 8k recordings are a thing, but it's done on the professional end and then down-scaled to 4k or 1080p for better video quality. 

Edited by SEANIA, 07 July 2016 - 05:11 PM.

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