A new curve in the computer game

A new curve in the computer gameGamers and professionals alike can benefit from the unique construction of the newest curved monitors.

These monitors provide a more comfortable, close-up viewing experience and reduced distortion – not to mention they look cool.

“Curved monitors will produce a better image in almost every case,” according to an online source. “This benefit is especially noticeable on widescreen monitors – like ultrawide monitors.”
Ultrawide monitors are longer than an ordinary PC monitor, horizontally speaking.

When flat panel displays began replacing old CRTs (tube monitors), it took a while for everyone to recycle the old tubes for flat screens. Now, curved monitors are beginning to take the place of flat panels, and ultrawide screens are replacing multiple monitors.

If you aren’t deep in the woods of the technology revolution, you might have missed some advances. So, heads up: Curved monitors are the No. 1 choice for holiday buying.

Less eye strain

“Overall, curved monitors are preferable for gaming and productivity. Nobody likes to experience blurred version of eye exhaustion while using the computer. Curved ultrawide monitors are a way to combat that phenomenon.”

In addition to less eye strain, they offer a more natural viewing experience. And, the extra width creates lots of room to open several windows and avoid overcrowding – a similar result to having multiple monitors.

I recommend at least a 24-27 inch monitor to get the full effect of the view angles. Larger is better. But if you go too large, like a 49 inch, it’s kind of like being in an IMAX theater and can be overwhelming.

Choose one with a minimum refresh rate of 75 Hz. Resolution will depend on the overall size, but 1080p is the minimum with 4k the optimum for price performance. Nearly anything in between will offer great value.

Curved monitors are only a few dollars more than their flat counterparts. What are you waiting for? Go splurge.

William Claney is an independent tech writer and former owner of Computers USA in the Clayton Station. Email questions or comments to willclaney@gmail.com.