Building a laptop monitor desk setup. Guide with requirements and purchase

Oct 22, 2021
I am building a laptop monitor desk setup.

Work - heavy browsing, video streaming 4k, mild 4k video editing, photoshop, future proof, 4k hdr movie watching, multitasking, No gamming
Seamless smooth functioning of external 4k monitor connected by thunderbolt 4 or HDMI doing all above tasks without lag, break, tear or hanging.

Need help from all about it.

1) Laptop specs I am looking for
Screen - 16 inches, 2560x1600 ( WQHD or 1440p) or higher , 16:10, 500 nits (minimum of 300 nits), IPS, 100% sRGB, 165 hz (60hz will be ok too)
Processor -11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-11800H (any 8k intel processor 11th gen)
GPU - NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060
RAM – 16 gb (ungradable)
SSD -M.2 nvme pcie minimum of 512gb (upgradable)
USB type c (thunderbolt 4)
HDMI 2.1
Light weight not a consideration but light would be good if possible
Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5.1
Options in consideration – legion 5i pro (16, intel) , dell inspiron 16 plus) suggest more
Budget till 1.6 lakhs INR (2000usd)
Questions – would rtx 3050 35watts (4gb vram) would be good enough for mild 4k video editing and smooth functioning of external 4k hdr 120hz external monitor (lagless, no beaking or hanging)

2) Monitor specs - 32 inches, 4k , IPS, At least 300nits, HDR, 95% dci p3 95%, srb 100%, usb type c( display and power delivery to laptop , preferably thunderbolt 4 compatible)
With thunderbolt 4 doc
Options in mind – lg 32un880-b 32 , Benq EW3280U, Lenovo L32p-30 80.01cms (31.5) suggest more
Budget – 50 k to 70k INR (650 to 950 USD)

Guide me with all details and suggestions.
Especially minimum specs of laptop gpu to run external 4k Monitor smoothly.

Limited options are available in india but your all suggestions are welcomed. i will filter according to avaiblity.


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