Dell U3419W with Dell Latitude 5400

Freaker95

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I have a Dell Latitude 5400 laptop (with a usb-c connection - DisplayPort function, but with no thunderbolt 3!). Now I’m considering to buy an ultra-wide monitor, the Dell U3419W (3440x1440 resolution), to connect to this laptop.

Now is my question if it is possible to connect my Latitude 5400 laptop to this U3419W monitor by the USB-C connections (I know the hdmi connection will not work) and that it fully supports the 3440x1440 resolution and the 21:9 monitor ratio at 60Hz. And besides that it doesn’t stretch the view.

Can you help me and advice me if I can connect a Dell U3419W with my Latitude 5400 laptop (no thunderbolt 3).
 

pendragon1

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I have a Dell Latitude 5400 laptop (with a usb-c connection - DisplayPort function, but with no thunderbolt 3!). Now I’m considering to buy an ultra-wide monitor, the Dell U3419W (3440x1440 resolution), to connect to this laptop.

Now is my question if it is possible to connect my Latitude 5400 laptop to this U3419W monitor by the USB-C connections (I know the hdmi connection will not work) and that it fully supports the 3440x1440 resolution and the 21:9 monitor ratio at 60Hz. And besides that it doesn’t stretch the view.

Can you help me and advice me if I can connect a Dell U3419W with my Latitude 5400 laptop (no thunderbolt 3).
we have similar setups at work but the might have tb3. you could always live chat on the dell site and check.
 

slavie

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Per Dell specs, you should have at least USB-C (which would have DP1.4, capable of driving the monitor), with optional TB3. Though I'm not clear what "optional" means. Optional USB-C or optional TB3? LOL
https://www.dell.com/support/manual...9fac1c-4cc6-484c-a9c4-ca0519eea17d&lang=en-us

USB
  • Three USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A) ports
  • One USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 port with DisplayPort/Thunderbolt 3(optional)
VideoOne HDMI 1.4b port (supports up to 4k @30 Hz)

HDMI will limit you to 3440x1440 @ 30hz most likely, though depending on drivers the theoretical limit for HDMI 1.4b with 3440x1440 is 56hz.
https://superuser.com/questions/1355763/maximum-refresh-rate-with-hdmi-1-4-and-3440x1440-resolution
 
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Freaker95

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Per Dell specs, you should have at least USB-C (which would have DP1.4, capable of driving the monitor), with optional TB3. Though I'm not clear what "optional" means. Optional USB-C or optional TB3? LOL
https://www.dell.com/support/manual...9fac1c-4cc6-484c-a9c4-ca0519eea17d&lang=en-us

USB
  • Three USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A) ports
  • One USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 port with DisplayPort/Thunderbolt 3(optional)
VideoOne HDMI 1.4b port (supports up to 4k @30 Hz)

HDMI will limit you to 3440x1440 @ 30hz most likely, though depending on drivers the theoretical limit for HDMI 1.4b with 3440x1440 is 56hz.
https://superuser.com/questions/1355763/maximum-refresh-rate-with-hdmi-1-4-and-3440x1440-resolution
slavie yeah I have a usb-c port with DP-port 1.2 (which should be able to get 3440x1440 at 60Hz).

The optional here is the Thunderbold 3... but I don’t have that... just USB-type-C 3.1 with DisplayPort (1.2).

And it’s indeed HDMI 1.4... so that’s not the ideal situation.

but overall, I should be able to get the full 3440x1440 at 60Hz with the USB-C (/DisplayPort) connection

update: I spoke to someone who also has a Latitude 5400 laptop (also usb-c, no TB3) in combination with a 34inch 3440x1440 resolution monitor at 60Hz, and it worked perfectly for him by connecting by the USB-C
 
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