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Recommendations for LARGE monitors

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Hello, can anyone recommend a monitor that is reasonable priced that is around 27" and allows LARGE text a default.   I have some older users that have hard time reading small text.
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We use ViewSonic and Lenovo large monitors. You also have to search for what you prefer.

Also, right click on the Desktop and select Display Settings, scroll down and select Advanced Settings, scroll down and select Advanced sizing of text and other items.

In the Window that comes up, change all text (you need to work through each item) to a larger font. I use 9 where default is 8. Try 9 or 10. This changes text on the screen and in menus without change the overall screen magnification.

This is very useful and may allow you to use the existing monitor, or a new large monitor more effectively
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For people who have trouble reading text you have to adjust the display resolution.  A large monitor might have a native resolution of 2560 x 1600.  You would adjust that down to 640 x 400 (this is just an example).

However text may get a little soft on the edges but it is larger in size and I have had to do it for older people.

As for monitor recommendation I can't really comment, I'll let others do that.
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Never reduce the resolution, that reduces the quality of the image and that makes no sense. You can rather change the text and Icon sizes from within your OS and also the programs settings.
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I agree - that I why I suggested Display text methodology
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Cough.  Must disagree here.

For a relative with very poor eyesight, the big screen with reduced resolution was the only way to go.  Increasing the size of text and icons did not work sufficiently.  And yes I realize the quality of the images and text suffers but it is usable for the relative this way.  The Windows 10 update has also seemed to improve the experience as well.
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