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schitto
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Does ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) support 5K monitors?

 I am buying a monitor for a ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) and am considering the LG Ultrafine 5K Display.

 

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) Specs state "Max resolution: 5120x2880@60Hz (USB Type-C)", but I have not seen this information confirmed anywhere else.

 

lenovo_specs.png

 

However, the Intel specs for the i7-8650U CPU HERE seem to contradict the Lenovo Specs and quote a "Max Res 4096x2304@60Hz".

 

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So my question is: can someone confirm whether the ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) can support 5K displays via the USB-C cable?

 

Thank you.

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Re: Does ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) support 5K monitors?

I have the same question because of this information. In the user manual says 4k max.

 

maybe is a mistake from the webpage pref.lenovo.com?

Have you already find out the answer?

Thanks

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Re: Does ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) support 5K monitors?

No, I have not found an answer to this and I would still like to know. Disappointing support from Lenovo!

 

I note however that the 2017 Apple MacBook Pro with Core i7-7700HQ does support the LG 5K monitor, even though the Intel Documentation for the CPU states maximum "4096x2304@60Hz". So the same may apply to the Lenovo Yoga X1...?

 

Can you please give a link/photo to the Lenovo documentation stating the laptop only supports 4K?

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Re: Does ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) support 5K monitors?

Lenovo uses the Intel hardware and it cannot do 5K, maybe when Ice Lake surfaces nexy year?

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Re: Does ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) support 5K monitors?

The X1Y3 User Manual says only 4K:

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/pubs/x1_yoga_3rd/html_en/index_en.html#Using_an_external_display_...

 

However the similarly Intel UHD 620-endowed X1C6 shows 5K in the platform specification and 5K in the User Manual:

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/pubs/x1_carbon_6th/html_en/index_en.html#Using_an_external_displa...

 

The answers are different depending on where you look!

 

The plot thickens.

 

 

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schitto
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Re: Does ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) support 5K monitors?

Thank you very much. This is a very useful addition.

 

You show that the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th), which has identical specs as the ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd), consistently states, both in the platform specifications and in the user manual, that it supports 5K displays.

 

The same is true for the platform specifications of the ThinkPad X1 Yoga.

 

The only inconsistency is the ThinkPad X1 Yoga user manual.

 

Everything suggests the Yoga supports 5K too, and there was a mistake in the manual. However, I would really like to hear from Lenovo, or from someone who actually tested it, before ordering the LG Ultrafine 5K Display.

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Re: Does ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) support 5K monitors?

Someone tested 5k on Lenovo with the Intel 620 chipset?

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Re: Does ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) support 5K monitors?

I have an X1 Carbon 6th Gen, which includes Intel UHD Graphics 620. I'm typing on it now, looking at this text on a 5120x2160 resolution display at 60Hz (the display is an LG 34WK95U-W). So I can say Intel 620 works on a "5K2K" monitor. The X1C6 spec says it supports up to 5120x2880@60Hz i.e. 5K.

 

BTW I love the Thunderbolt 3 connection to the monitor. One cable for graphics out of and power in to the X1C6. The X1C6 fan runs a bit more than when just viewing the built-in laptop display, but that's not surprising as it's pushing a lot more pixels around.

 

Hope this helps!

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Re: Does ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) support 5K monitors?

Hi own a ThinkPad T480s - question around Max resolution: 4096x2304@60Hz  .... I am looking to run 3 external monitors. I was somewhat confused does that refer to total resolution ? or refering to per monitor... I was looking to run one ultra wide monitor LG which has 2,560 x 1,080 resolution  does that mean I ensure the other two monitors do not exceed my max res 4096 x 2304. The other two HP run on 1920x 1080 which would mean I exceed my max resolution if taken in total for 3 monitors

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Re: Does ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) support 5K monitors?

Depends on the dock you have chosen: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd029622.

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