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Windows 7: Monitor

25 Jan 2011   #1
tomo55

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My elderly neighbour finds it hard to see the 17 inch screen on her pc, so advised her to get a 24 inch monitor ,problem is the monitor resolution is 1920*1080 but her graphics card will only output up to to 1280*1024.Will a 24 inch monitor work ok and will the image fill the screen and not be out of focus


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25 Jan 2011   #2
DeVandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You do not want to run a 17 or 24 inch monitor at 1920*1080 for someone with poor vision.

The lower the resolution, the easier to see. Also, adjust the DPI setting to 125% in Display.

Try the resolution and DPI change before investing in a new monitor. She might be happy.
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25 Jan 2011   #3
Bill

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tomo55 View Post
My elderly neighbour finds it hard to see the 17 inch screen on her pc, so advised her to get a 24 inch monitor ,problem is the monitor resolution is 1920*1080 but her graphics card will only output up to to 1280*1024.Will a 24 inch monitor work ok and will the image fill the screen and not be out of focus
Yikes they might even have a harder time seeing at that resolution. Do you happen to have an old CRT laying around? That would probably be best best option for them.. 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600.
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25 Jan 2011   #4
tomo55

windows 7
 
 

The monitor she has now is 17 inch so at low res the pages need to be scrolled a lot on the screen,will she be able to use low res ie 800*600 on a bigger monitor and still have a clear image that will fit the comlete screen
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25 Jan 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I run my 22" on 1440x900 with good results. I have also set the DPI to 150% (in: Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display ). In addirion I set the IE at 125%. With all that, I can see alright - else I see nothing.

PS: Just checked my laptop with a 16" HD screen. There I made the same settings with good results.
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25 Jan 2011   #6
DeVandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

800*600 on a 50 inch monitor will present the same image "real estate" as 800*600 on a 17 inch screen.
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25 Jan 2011   #7
tomo55

windows 7
 
 

ok thanks I forgot you can set the monitor at lower res
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