10-01-2018 11:37 AM
I have a Lenove Yoga Thinkpad 12 laptop from a few years ago. I want to get
a UltraWide (21:9) external display, but I am not sure if this is supported by the laptop.
The processor I have is Intel Core i5-5200U, and the onboard processor is the
Intel HD Graphics 5500. The specific UltraWide Resolution I want to run is 2560 X 1080. In the information about this graphics card, which supports total pixel count above what I need (https://ark.intel.com/products/85212/Intel-Core-i5-5200U-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-2-70-GHz-). However, Intel told me that manufacturers sometimes puts limits on this, and that I need to ask Lenovo directly.
I only have HDMI output, not DisplayPort. I read that HDMI 2.0 is required for
UltraWide (not sure if that is correct?) and I can't find information on whether
the HD 5500 support HDMI 2.0 or just 1.4.
Will my laptop support an UltraWide external monitor @ 2560 x 1080?