01-19-2017 10:34 AM
just received our new company laptops. it's a nice machine but the resolution is too high for my aging eyes. how do i go about downgrading it from WQHD to FHD. i bought a replacement FHD screen, opened up it and found that it wasn't compatible as the display cable is different! short of ordering the cable as well and digging deep into the laptop, what are my options?
01-19-2017 11:55 AM
If you bought a cable and began swapping it, you would find that the lid is also different.
Under display settings, you can change the size of text, icons, etc.
01-19-2017 12:49 PM
well that's sucky.
unfortunately, changing the settings doesn't quite work for me since my aging eyes seem to still be good enough to notice that the texts aren't as crisp when the screen isn't in its natural resolution. And since i stare at code all day long....
is this something that lenovo can replace if i send it back? if so, how much does that usually run?
01-19-2017 03:16 PM
I don't think richk is suggestion that you fudge the native resolution. He's talking about chaging the OS scaling settings.
Agree that running the LCD at anything but native resolution is horrible, and also have 67-year-old eyes and have stared at a LOT of code.
Which OS are you running?
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01-19-2017 04:20 PM
I'm on Windows 10 Pro x64. Yeah, I tried both...changing the resolution down to 1920x1080, and also keeping the resolution and scaling it up 150%. Both didn't look right to me. Well, it's new...i'm hoping our IT guy can still return it. Doesn't feel right to be compromising especially with the $$ he paid for this machine.
Poor guy, he was really just trying to hook me up (20Gb RAM, 1Tb NVMe, etc) but unfortunately, he also splurged on the screen and that kinda backfired a bit .