Windows 10: Purchased New Monitor - LG-27UD69P-W - good for upscaling?


  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 7Pro; Windows 10Pro
       18 Feb 2018 #1

    Purchased New Monitor - LG-27UD69P-W - good for upscaling?


    My biggest use of my computer is research, reading web articles and working with text documents. I also do some photo editing.

    I understand windows 10 has font scaling and that with the native resolution of these 4K monitors, I will want to increase font and icon size for viewing and working comfort.

    I currently use Windows7Pro with a 24 inch LCD HD 1920 x 1200 monitor (Samsung SyncMaster 245bw) and I even upscale my fonts and icons for viewing on this monitor (old eyes). I use Clear Type text and upscale @ 125%. This monitor still performs beautifully for me in windows 7Pro but is so old, I'm not certain if the drivers would even install on a new computer.

    My main purpose for purchasing a new monitor is a larger screen.

    My question is, for my purposes, would I be better off to go with a monitor with a smaller native resolution? I need crisp, clear text.

    I've searched the forum but most monitor discussions I've found concern gaming. The same for monitor reviews and YouTube video reviews. All seem to discuss gaming. I hate to open and install this monitor and then find it's not a good choice for my intended purpose.

    If you do a lot of work with documents, what type of monitor do you suggest?
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  2. Posts : 818
    Windows 10
       18 Feb 2018 #2

    The main consideration is deciding on the Display Panel technology the main two being TN and IPS(PLS).
    IPS being a lot less angular dependent.
    Read up on the relative merits.

    I always stick with approx 100 dpi for a screen, for me there is no gain going higher. Your example of the Samsung 245bw is roughly that dpi.
    Thus the larger the screen the higher the pixels required. I always work out what the dpi is for a given screen.
    If you stick with the same dpi number then it should be OK.

    You don't need a monitor driver. The modern monitor connections are HDMI and DisplayPort. EDID is used for monitor data back to the video source.

    I don't care for jargon like a "4K monitor".
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