Be sure to research the 144hz displays and if you can get over 60 across HDMI.
Also driving 2 displays with the 1050 may find speed/frame drops. At least you knew going in.
2. A little less smearing. I don't see much of this anymore except when the display is cold.
3. YES. Google up HDMI INPUT LAG. Now check your display for tests in input lag. (hint. other than HDMI can have input lag too. HDMI does not mean on its own, input lag.)
I'm a long-time gamer and only play on laptops due to frequent moving from country to country. My current system is out-dated and showing signs of decay ^^ So I'm planning on buying a new rig, namely:
HP Pavilion 15.6" - i5 7300HQ - 8 GBRAM - GeForce 1050 GTX 2GB -FHD IPS UWVA-Display (1.920 x 1.080 Pixel) - 256 GB SSD & 1 TB HDD - HDMI port only as far as video ports go.
This way I can not only play CS:GO properly (right now I'm on such low specs that visibility is impaired) but also try some newer games like BF1, etc. However:
Now, I was wondering if it would be wise to get an external monitor. After all, 15.6" is not much to work with in terms of size and the standard refresh rate on laptop screens tends to be 60Hz. I've read a lot about 100-120-144 Hz refresh rates being superior for first-person shooters.
1. Does it make sense to get a 100-144 Hz monitor with a laptop like this (as above)? Or will I not be able to get the most out of one due to my laptop's restrictions? I've heard there needs to be a certain balance there.
2. Also, if I end up cheaping out for a 60 Hz (24" monitor) does having a lower 'reaction time' (1 ms or 5 ms etc) make a difference?
3. Will using HDMI to connect laptop and monitor make for more delay somehow?
Thanks for your help!! (should be useful info for other laptopgamers out there.)