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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  • Monitors are great as you can choose a spec putaide of your laptops range so you have room to grow, or just a better screen in general. 

    Im currently using my girls old 3060 Legion 5 while Lenovo sort out actually replacing my machine, but the screen on it is pretty poor, hook it up to my Samsung G7 and it's irrelevant. I can use the laptop screen as a HWinfo viewer.

    I wasn't sure about curved to start with, but the G7 is very curved, it sits nicely in the corner of my office. Your key things really are resolution, colours and response time.

    I would say QHD is the sweet spot atm. Both in cost of monitor for a good one and cost of hardware to make the most of it. 4K is great but spending 1k on a monitor is extreme and needing a desktop 4090 to make the most of it in some games is also a little extreme depending on your budget.

    Colour! This often gets overlooked, I think 100% DCI-P3 is where you want to be. Couple this with HDR in games and you get beautiful, bright and vibrant scenes in games. I always appreciated 100% SRGB, but it does look a little wishy washy next to DCI-P3 screens.

    Response times are also key due to input lag and the general feel of things. There's also stuff like no flicker... low blue light and making sure the screen doesn't blur or tear in fast pace settings. There are a great many monitors and specs, it all comes down to what you want, what you can feasibly run and what you can afford.

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  • Monitors are great as you can choose a spec putaide of your laptops range so you have room to grow, or just a better screen in general. 

    Im currently using my girls old 3060 Legion 5 while Lenovo sort out actually replacing my machine, but the screen on it is pretty poor, hook it up to my Samsung G7 and it's irrelevant. I can use the laptop screen as a HWinfo viewer.

    I wasn't sure about curved to start with, but the G7 is very curved, it sits nicely in the corner of my office. Your key things really are resolution, colours and response time.

    I would say QHD is the sweet spot atm. Both in cost of monitor for a good one and cost of hardware to make the most of it. 4K is great but spending 1k on a monitor is extreme and needing a desktop 4090 to make the most of it in some games is also a little extreme depending on your budget.

    Colour! This often gets overlooked, I think 100% DCI-P3 is where you want to be. Couple this with HDR in games and you get beautiful, bright and vibrant scenes in games. I always appreciated 100% SRGB, but it does look a little wishy washy next to DCI-P3 screens.

    Response times are also key due to input lag and the general feel of things. There's also stuff like no flicker... low blue light and making sure the screen doesn't blur or tear in fast pace settings. There are a great many monitors and specs, it all comes down to what you want, what you can feasibly run and what you can afford.

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