i am in the process of picking out parts to replace my parents outdated system. when browsing through the GPUs i knew that they were not going to need a very high end card because they don't use graphics intensive programs EVER. I was originally going to use a sandy bridge CPU with a discrete card but now im thinking of just using an ivy bridge and using intel integrated 4000.
If they are just browsing the internet and simple stuff like that, the G555 would be more than adequate for their needs. You could tack on a 60GB SSD to really bump up the speed, but they won't need much beyond that.
I don't build, but I am looking to optimize my mother's experience. Will Intel 4000 support the highest resolution on an ultrsharp monitor? Many parents don't game but they develop issues with their vision as they age that make surfing and writing less enjoyable. If my mother extends a Yoga 13 to a Dell Ultra Sharp display when she's home, will the 4000 produce the desired resolution?