I have an Asus VivoBook 15 X510UR-BQ166T (Intel Core i5-7200U 2.50GHz, NVIDIA GeForce 930MX 2GB GDDR5, RAM DDR4 8GB, USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI) and recently bought a LG 32UD59-B (31.5" UHD 4K, AMD FreeSync, DisplayPort, HDMI 4k), which I'm still waiting to be delivered.
Immediately after buying it I was quite concerned about a question: is it possible to use the monitor in 4K resolution and 60Hz without a DisplayPort? I couldn't find the HDMI version supported and I don't know if USB Type-C could stream in 4k. I chose this monitor precisely because of its image quality, response time, pixel density, size and resolution, and I may have had a terrible deal if I can't use it with my laptop.
I don't plan on playing hard games or using modeling programs, I just wish I could read, code and watch movies without seeing pixels or waiting for the mouse to move, which pisses me off a lot.
If my fear is real and I can't really connect it directly, is there any kind of passive/active converter/adapter or dock station that I could use to get the most out of the resolution? I don't understand how this would be possible since the limitation should be the laptop's connector output speed, but I've seen some people comment on this and I was quite confused.
Does there seem to be any workable solution or should I start thinking about returning the monitor before the company actually delivers it? Here in my country this kind of hardware is very expensive, and exchanging products is always a complicated issue, which is why I am concerned.