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Dell P2815Q @ 1440p

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Kingy, 2 May 2014.

  1. Kingy

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    Morning all,

    Facing a problem here, as I've just bought a collection of Dell P2815Q monitors for the office. I'd hoped to give the team a bigger desktop to work with, but it seems that the 4K resolution is too high for comfort for some. I'd seen this coming, & for those staff I figured I'd just dial down the resolution to 1440p, which would still be better than a Full HD 24", & not a huge premium over simply buying 1440p monitors.

    Trouble is I don't seem to be able to get the P2815Q to output at 1440p. My 16:10 options are 1920*1080 or 2048*1152 or 3840*2160.

    The monitors are connected to Haswell NUC via Displayport, & runnning Windows 8.1.1.

    Any suggestions on how to achieve a 1440p resolution, or do I either have to live with it or send them back?
     
  2. Martini1991

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    Have you tried using the UI scaling in Windows? That should help?
     
  3. Kingy

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    I've tried making text smaller or larger, but that doesn't have the desired effect on some of the applications that are running.

    Is UI scaling the same thing that I refer to above?

    I'm sure I remember being able to set a zoom level as a percentage? Did that die with Windows 8.1 or am I just looking in the wrong place?
     
  4. Martini1991

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    Settings -> Control Panel -> Display.

    Then move the slide to bigger, apply and restart.
     
  5. Kingy

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    This works for Windows, but not for the office database, which apparently doesn't want to scale... :(

    Surely it must be possible for a 2160p monitor to output at 1440p instead?