I want to know the highest resolution available (in HorizontalxVertical pixels and refresh rate) with normal desktop usage (editing code). Either over HDMI or DP.
Sometimes the desktop resolution is limited to QXGA (2048x1536) over HDMI, or QHD/WQHD (2560x1440) over DP. But the video resolution goes up to UHD/4K (3840x2156) due to codec compression / decompression. And then the SoC manufacturer only specs the video resolution, and maybe mentions QXGA as a secondary (without the numeric resolution). Which is then (understandably) copied by every blog and SBC manufacturer out there.
But one of your competitors describes the RK3399’s display interface like this in its hardware user manual. Note the difference between HDTV and graphic display resolution. 4Kx2K vs QXGA. :
RK3399 support HDMI 1.4 and 2.0, up to 10-bit depth color mode, up to 1080p at 120Hz and 4Kx2K at 60Hz HDTV display resolutions and up to QXGA graphic display resolutions.
And then the SoC manufacturer only specs the video resolution, and maybe mentions QXGA as a secondary (without the numeric resolution). Which is then (understandably) copied by every blog and SBC manufacturer out there.
It’s only for desktop stuff (code editing). No video/streaming or gaming.
In my testlab one Edge would be connected to a LG 43UD79-B (3840x2160) monitor. The other Edge to a Iiyama X4071UHSU-B1 (3840x2160) monitor.
I’m just trying to avoid disappointment and a wrong purchase.
I hope it will be definitive/official before launch, or on launch, at Indiegogo.
IMHO, with 4K resolution the system UI and font is too small…
We are never going to agree on this one. It depends on the dpi. Those screens I mentioned have a dpi similar to a 27" 1440p monitor. And are just as legible.I just need to sit further away.
The screens will only display multiple browsers side-by-side, displaying the same page. For testing. With some minor trial-and-error, and fix editing in the DevTools of the browsers.