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Text and icons looks bad on my Dell 27" monitor

So I have got myself a used 27" Dell monitor. Model number: P2717H which I have hooked upto my laptops HDMI. The laptop's GPU is an Intel UHD 620 GPU. After using it for a while for office work, reading documents, I have noticed that it is a bit difficult in the eye as it feels really fuzzy. The icons and text also have noticeable amount of rough edges. I have confirmed the monitor is running at its best refresh rate and resolution which is 60Hz at 1920x1080. But I somehow feel what im seeing is lower than this as I constantly find myself going to display settings to see if it has changed to something lower. However this was not noticeable in gaming when using the same laptop but this time with its dedicated nvidia 940mx gpu. Another thing I noticed is the device manager shows both my laptop screen and the dell monitor as generic PnP monitors. Is that supposed to happen when using a monitor like this or is there a necessary driver for it? In the past I have never installed a monitor driver.

 

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what could be the reason for this? This it the only 27" monitor I have sat in front of so idk what to expect from them. Dont even know if this is the nature of this model. Or if its an aforementioned gpu or driver related issue. Please do advise if u know anything. thanks. 

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10 minutes ago, Shammikit said:

After using it for a while for office work, reading documents, I have noticed that it is a bit difficult in the eye as it feels really fuzzy. The icons and text also have noticeable amount of rough edges. I have confirmed the monitor is running at its best refresh rate and resolution which is 60Hz at 1920x1080. But I somehow feel what im seeing is lower than this as I constantly find myself going to display settings to see if it has changed to something lower. However this was not noticeable in gaming when using the same laptop but this time with its dedicated nvidia 940mx gpu.

Have you checked to make sure that "Change the size of text, apps, and other items" is set to 100% in Settings > System > DIsplay (Win+R, enter ms-settings:display in Run)?

14 minutes ago, Shammikit said:

Another thing I noticed is the device manager shows both my laptop screen and the dell monitor as generic PnP monitors. Is that supposed to happen when using a monitor like this or is there a necessary driver for it? In the past I have never installed a monitor driver.

This is normal behavior.

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23 minutes ago, PorkishPig said:

Have you checked to make sure that "Change the size of text, apps, and other items" is set to 100% in Settings > System > DIsplay (Win+R, enter ms-settings:display in Run)?

yes this is at 100%

 

24 minutes ago, PorkishPig said:

This is normal behavior.

I see

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1 hour ago, Shammikit said:

yes this is at 100%

Have you tried grabbing the latest drivers for your iGPU using Intel DSA from https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/detect.html? Does the same issue occur when forcing use of your dGPU via NVIDIA Control Panel's 3D Settings?

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enable / disable Windows ClearType. See if it helps.

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5 hours ago, SolarNova said:

enable / disable Windows ClearType. See if it helps.

this is enabled, changing this didnt feel any difference

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