Curved PC screen: interest, brands and budget
From TVs to PC monitors, curved screens are currently very popular on the market. They were initially favored by gamers and moviegoers. This form offers an immersive and dynamic visual experience.
Today, the curved design has managed to convince brands and consumers. It tends to replace the classic flat screen in the large panoramic models.
What is the interest of a curved PC screen ?
L’curved PC screen optimizes the visual experience by adapting to human vision. You may not be aware of it, but the edge of a classic screen is further from your eyes compared to the center. So you have to make an effort to look in this area.
You generally feel the effects of this phenomenon, when using a computer screen intensively.
With the curved design, the edges of the screen are slightly closer to your eyes. You will be at the same distance from the different points of the displayed image. Thanks to this change, you will benefit from a better visual comfort compared to a flat screen.
Plus, you won’t have to turn your head to look at the details on the corners of the screen. You will also facilitate the immersion in the virtual universe during the video games.
The advantages of the concave shape are especially noticeable on large screens. Indeed, these models move the edges of a flat screen further away from your eyes. The viewing distance will nevertheless remain uniform on a curved screen. This advantage also improves image quality by eliminating distortion effects. On the other hand, some screens look bland when not viewed from the front.
A curved model eliminates this problem right away.
Which brands to choose ?
Samsung is one of the pioneers of curved technology in TVs and computers. The brand is therefore essential if you want to buy a curved PC screen. It is also the market leader for all types of displays (LED, LCD, IPS, etc.).
You will have access to a wide choice of models for all sizes and formats (Full HD, UHD, WQHD …).).
Curved display is now mastered by historical monitor brands. Therefore, you can find quality curved screens by turning to ACER, ASUS, HP, LG… These are the most reliable manufacturers in the sector. Beyond the brand, the choice of a screen depends on your expectations and your preferred configuration. You will then have to consider technical features such as :
- The size of the screen, expressed in inches and most often declined in 24, 28, 32, 34 or 68 inches ;
- The resolution of the screen, given in pixels. 1920 x 1080 resolution is the most common. Nevertheless, there are higher resolutions such as 3440 x 1440 pixels;
- The refresh rate, determining the fluidity of the dynamic display, especially on video games. It also depends on the technology of the graphics card (for example: AMD FreeSync or NVIDIA G-Sync);
- The slabs used for the display (LCD, LED, OLED, AMOLED, IPS, etc.).) ;
- The display format (Full HD, Ultra HD, WQHD, etc.).) ;
- The optimal viewing angle ;
- Connections (USB or HDMI).
What budget for a curved PC screen ?
The price of a curved PC screen depends among other things on its technical specifications, the brand and the retailer. In the same way, the size and resolution of the screen significantly influence the value of the device. A 32″ screen will cost more than a 24″ or 27″ curved monitor.
The price also varies according to the integrated connectors and accessories provided.
As an indication, a 24-inch Samsung curved screen costs about 150 euros on the market, against 280 euros for a 27-inch. This last price corresponds to a monitor with a WQHD display, a refresh rate of 144 Hz and a response time of 1 ms. The screen also integrates a display port and an HDMI.
You can also get a 27-inch Samsung starting at 170 euros. Only, the screen will have an IPS display, a response time of 5 ms and a refresh rate of 75 Hz. Finally, plan a budget higher than 430 euros, if you prefer larger monitors.
This is the average online price of a 34-inch Huawei MateView GT 3K display with a refresh rate of 165 Hz and a response time of 4 ms.