Gaming Monitor on a Laptop, is it worth it?

I have a question that I would like to ask and I don't know if it has already been discussed in the forums. Now I have a laptop and I am considering purchasing a screen to be able to better enjoy certain games. I don't know to what extent it is worth it. I know it's better to have a gaming PC for this, but it's what I have now.

Since I know some theory but I don't know in practice which characteristics are best, I wanted to ask what you think. I don't know if anyone in the community has done it yet.

- What level of pixel density per inch is the minimum to enjoy?
- Is compatibility with AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync so important?
- Refresh rate: there are many types of frequency, I think 140 would be enough. Is the difference noticeable at higher rates?
- What type of quality panel (OLED?)
- I have seen curved screens that look spectacular for playing driving or FPS games, real difference?

Based on that, I'm going to decide if I take a step forward or wait to have a gaming PC. Thanks!

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  • I won a monitor from this website (thanks, Lenovo!) and it has really improved my experiences both gaming and working on my laptop. So I would definitely say yes, it's worth it. Also I wouldn't necessarily say it's better to have a gaming PC - the monitor can be used with whatever machine, whether you've got a gaming-optimized tower or a cheap tablet. If you invest in a decent monitor, it can outlast several computers.

    My monitor is the Y25g-30, and I've put some of the specs here:

    • Panel Size

          24.5-inch

    • Screen Dimensions

          552.5 mm x 319.6 mm

    • Panel Type

          3-side NearEdgeless

          In-Plane Switching

    • Backlight

          WLED

    • Aspect ratio

          16:9

    • Resolution

          1920 x 1080

    • Dot/Pixel Per Inch (DPI/PPI)

          90

    • Refresh Rate

          DP 1.4 - 360 Hz

          HDMI 2.0 - 240 Hz

    • Brightness

          400 cd/m2

    It's a great monitor - very bright with good color - but honestly I'm not even sure the refresh rate needs to be that high. It's not one of the curved monitors, so I can't say anything about that, but I have to say, those do seem pretty cool.

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  • I won a monitor from this website (thanks, Lenovo!) and it has really improved my experiences both gaming and working on my laptop. So I would definitely say yes, it's worth it. Also I wouldn't necessarily say it's better to have a gaming PC - the monitor can be used with whatever machine, whether you've got a gaming-optimized tower or a cheap tablet. If you invest in a decent monitor, it can outlast several computers.

    My monitor is the Y25g-30, and I've put some of the specs here:

    • Panel Size

          24.5-inch

    • Screen Dimensions

          552.5 mm x 319.6 mm

    • Panel Type

          3-side NearEdgeless

          In-Plane Switching

    • Backlight

          WLED

    • Aspect ratio

          16:9

    • Resolution

          1920 x 1080

    • Dot/Pixel Per Inch (DPI/PPI)

          90

    • Refresh Rate

          DP 1.4 - 360 Hz

          HDMI 2.0 - 240 Hz

    • Brightness

          400 cd/m2

    It's a great monitor - very bright with good color - but honestly I'm not even sure the refresh rate needs to be that high. It's not one of the curved monitors, so I can't say anything about that, but I have to say, those do seem pretty cool.

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