Ease of reading text when going from a 1920x1200 monitor to 2560x1440

  1. mlg
    Posts : 73
    Win 10 Prof

    Ease of reading text when going from a 1920x1200 monitor to 2560x1440

    Win 10 version 22H2 OS Build 19045.2604
    Present Monitor - NEC Multisync PA241W 24" wide gamut. Resolution 1920x1200 approx 10 yrs old
    Proposed new Monitor - BenQ SW270C 27" resolution 2560x1440 excellent color profile.
    Video Card - NVIDIA GE Force GTX 1080 Maximum Digital Resolution 7680x4320@60Hz - will keep this card.

    My vision is not great: I'm comfortable reading text on my present 24" NEC monitor with Windows scaled to 150%. I could not be comfortable reading text any smaller. I'm now having eye irritation worsened by blue light and flicker from the very old NEC monitor. Therefore I'd like to upgrade to an eye friendly, photography friendly monitor. I use it mostly for text but do some photo editing as well.

    I'm looking at the BenQ SW series for photographers. The 24" model lacks some color hardware features so I want to purchase the BenQ SW270C which is a 27" monitor with a resolution of 2560x1440. I would continue to use my NVIDIA card.
    MY CONCERN: Would I be able to achieve the same size text on this 27" higher resolution monitor using Windows scaling, as I now get on my lower resolution 24" monitor with scaling? And, since I use it for text most of the time, would it look as good or maybe even better?

    Thanks very much
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  3. Posts : 4,187
    Windows 11 Pro, 22H2


    I'm not familiar specifically with the monitor models that you list, so I'm going to talk in general terms.

    To address your main concern, yes, you should definitely be able to achive the same size text that you have now. As you already know, because you already use this feature, you can use scaling to increase of decrease the size of elements on the screen and this is exactly what you would do in this instance.

    In addition, I find that going to a higher resolution monitor helps because text is crisper, less jagged, and less fuzzy due to those extra pixels.

    I did the same that you did, switching from 1920 x 1200 to 2560 x 1440 some years ago for my main monitor (although my 2560 x 1440 is a 32-inch screen). However, a good friend has a monitor that is about the same size with a 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) and everything looks looks even more sharp and crisp so I am now considering making that leap

    Bottom line is that you should be able to achive the size of text that you are looking for and, in my opinion, it will likely look at least as good or better thqan on a 1920 x 1200 monitor.

    I hope that helps!
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