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BLURRY FONTS - THINKPAD P15

2021-04-03, 0:54 AM

Good Morning!

 

I have a brand new Thinkpad P15 laptop that appears to have slightly blurry fonts in any windows applications. Windows update, Lenovo Vantage system update, Intel UHD graphics and NVIDIA graphics driver update were already done but the blurry fonts issue still exist. Adjustment in ClearType text, display resolution, and scaling in windows setting won't help too.

 

Please help how to fix this problem. LCD monitor specs is 15.6" FHD(1920x1080) Wide viewing angle & FlexView Display.

 

 

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Jay

 

 

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Re:BLURRY FONTS - THINKPAD P15

2021-04-03, 6:34 AM

Is the display set to use the LCD's native resolution.


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Re:BLURRY FONTS - THINKPAD P15

2021-04-03, 8:16 AM

Display resolution is set to maximum 1920x1080 (Recommended) and Scaling set to 125% (Recommended).

 

I tried to adjust these settings and restart the power every time I change the resolution/scaling but blurry problem still exists. Fonts appear distorted and not smooth even though "Smooth edges of screen fonts" is enabled in Advanced system settings.

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Re:BLURRY FONTS - THINKPAD P15

2021-04-03, 10:54 AM

Hello,

 

I do not have a ThinkPad P15 myself, but I am wondering if there is a secondary monitor plugged into the unit.  If so, does it have the same resolution (FHD, 1920×1080) and display scaling (125%) set?

 

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Re:BLURRY FONTS - THINKPAD P15

2021-04-03, 11:41 AM

@Aryeh Goretsky

 

There is no secondary monitor plugged into it and not even tried to plug it to other monitors since I received the unit.

 

 

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Jay

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Re:BLURRY FONTS - THINKPAD P15

2021-04-06, 5:41 AM

Dear customer

 

Sorry for your P15 have problem of blurry fonts.

 

Can you upload pictures where this distitorted and blurred fonts appear in any of Windows application?

Do you notice any abnormal in Device manager such as yellow bang or unknown devices?

Do you see symptom all the time or does this issue occur sometime triggered by some specific operation?

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Re:BLURRY FONTS - THINKPAD P15

2021-04-06, 7:42 AM

@gkondo

 

Please see sample screenshots below.

 

 

 

Fonts appear like blurry and ghosting as shown above. There is no such any abnormal being noticed in Device manager and this symptom occurs all the time.

 

 

 

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Re:BLURRY FONTS - THINKPAD P15

2021-04-08, 6:21 AM

Hi There!

What happens if you change scaling to 100%?

What version of Windows are you on? Are all drivers up to date?

Last trick, if you change the BIOS setting: Config. Graphics Device from "Hybrid" to "Dedicated" does it affect the appearance?

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Re:BLURRY FONTS - THINKPAD P15

2021-04-08, 7:19 AM

@freddellmeister 

 

If scaling changes to 100%, fonts size reduces but blurriness still obvious when you look up closely.

Unit is pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro version 20H2. All drivers were updated.

I tried to change the BIOS setting: Config. Graphics Device from "Hybrid" to "Discrete" but blurry appearance still exists.

 

 

 

 

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Re:BLURRY FONTS - THINKPAD P15

2021-04-08, 7:39 AM

 

When scaled to 100% take a similar picture and compare pls using an external camera.

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