The Best 4K Laptops

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1080p? That's old news. More and more laptops are coming with 4K screens, the highest resolution currently available on the market. With an ultra HD panel, you can watch movies and TV shows in 4K, as well as enjoy more detail when editing photos and videos. Plus, there are an increasing number of games that support this resolution.

Right now, there isn't a huge selection, but you'll find these super-sharp displays on premium notebooks and 2-in-1s, gaming systems and workstations. Here are our favorite laptops with 4K displays.

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Andrew E. Freedman
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Andrew joined Laptopmag.com in 2015, reviewing computers and keeping up with the latest news. He holds a M.S. in Journalism (Digital Media) from Columbia University. A lover of all things gaming and tech, his previous work has shown up in Kotaku, PCMag and Complex, among others. Follow him on Twitter @FreedmanAE.
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  • edit1754 Says:

    To add to the other two posts of mine here on this article, see the sidebar PSA on http://reddit.com/r/SuggestALaptop for more info on PenTile (RG/BW) not-true-4K displays.

  • edit1754 Says:

    IMO the ASUS Zenbook Pro UX501VW doesn't really qualify, since it uses a PenTile (RG/BW) not-true-4K display. The RGB in each pixel is replaced with either only RG or only BW. ASUS does this on just about all of their current high-res offerings, and it's often regarded to be deceptive marketing.

    I think the following would be good contenders in its place, as these use true 4K displays.
    - Dell XPS 15
    - Lenovo Yoga 720
    - Lenovo Ideapad Y700
    - Lenovo Legion Y720

    Upcoming Zenbook Pro UX550 might be using true 4K. It's a pretty significant redesign, and a number of previously-PenTile product lines from other companies have moved towards true 4K. But until then, I think it's important to avoid perpetuating the 4K Zenbook Pro myth.

  • edit1754 Says:

    Rather, since the Dell Precision 5510/5520 is actually pretty much the same thing as the Dell XPS 15, perhaps a different option is worth including instead.

    The Lenovo Yoga 720 would be a worthy mention, I would say. True-4K display, similar performance specs to the XPS 15, and the 2-in-1 functionality of the Spectre x360.

    I will also mention that the 2017 Spectre x360 15t mentioned in this article uses a true 4K display, but the 2016 Spectre x360 15t did not.

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