Written by Tim

The advantages of a curved monitor

A monitor with a curved screen. It's indispensable in the world of monitors. A so-called curved monitor has a number of advantages compared to a 'normal' monitor. Below, I explain what a curved monitor is and how it benefits you.

In short

The advantages of a curved monitor are:

  • A panoramic effect
  • Ergonomically sound
  • The screen looks bigger
  • More accurate color representation
  • Intense gaming experience

What is a curved monitor?

A curved monitor has a curved screen. The curve of the screen is expressed in R, meaning radius. The lower the number before the R, the bigger the curve of the screen. A monitor with a 3000R curve is less curved than a 1800R monitor. The effect of a curved monitor is very noticeable if you sit behind your monitor alone, and if sit in front of the middle of the screen. The perception of the image is more intense on a curved screen than on a flat one. This could have advantages for you.

What are the advantages for me?

Panoramic effect

The screen of a curved monitor kind of folds itself around you. It creates a panoramic effect, so you experience more depth. You perceive the image in 3D, almost as if the events on the screen are happening around you.

Ergonomically sound

The whole screen is of equal distance to your eyes. This means you don't have to move your eyes and head as much, so you won't be bothered by your eyes and neck as quickly. Especially if you have a curved ultrawide monitor, this is an advantage.

Other advantages

The screen seems bigger

A curved monitor brings the sides of the screen closer to your eyes. This makes you perceive the outer regions of the image better, and it makes the screen look bigger.

Better color representation

Since the entire screen is visible from one position, this also benefits the color representation. You perceive colors equally over the entire width of the screen, so your eyes experience them brighter and more intense.

Intense game experience

You can use a curved monitor for every computer application, but gaming is the one that stands out. The curved screen makes you experience your games more intense, as if you're right in the middle of it. All advantages of a curved monitor are combined when you're gaming, making it more intense.

Article by:
Tim Monitor Expert.

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