Curved monitor — just like its name — is the kind of monitor with an unusual shape. With the shape of nearly half circle, a curved monitor enables you to see the contents on your screen from any angle, except from behind :)).
The concept of curved monitor is basically not a new thing. While Samsung and LG are probably known as the pioneers of the curved monitor, the concept of this kind of screen has actually been around years before.
The adoption of curved monitor for home needs has been growing massively these days. People mostly use the curved monitor they have as either a gaming monitor or entertainment. One of my designer friends also take advantages of curved monitor to do his jobs.
There are so many options of best curved monitors in the market today. Here are some of them.
1. Dell UltraSharp U3415W
Typically, most curved monitors available in the market today have a larger than 20-inch size. Due to the very big screen you can open multiple windows at once and most curved monitors indeed support this. Including this curved monitor from DELL. DELL claims that UltraSharp U3415W is one of the world’s first 34 curved monitor. If your intention of buying wide curved monitor is to enhance your productivity then DELL UltraSharp U3415W is a good stop. This monitor has only one HDMI port but there are two USB upstream ports to enable you display contents from more than one PCs. The Picture-by-Picture feature of DELL UltraSharp U3415W makes your desire to display multiple contents from different source be possible.
The DELL 34-inch curved monitor comes with 21:9 aspect ratio. The monitor is also equipped with dual 9W integrated speakers so you don’t need to buy an additional speaker anymore.
2. LG 34UC79G-B
If you are a fan of LG’s products and is looking for a wide curved monitor then LG 34UC79G-B should be a unit you need to consider. Same as DELL’s monitor above, this one from LG also comes in a 34-inch size with a 21:9 aspect ratio. The IPS technology used by this monitor, plus its curved design, enhance the viewing comfort when you have to see your screen from the side angle. The LG 34UC79G-B has specifically been designed as a gaming monitor but, you can also take advantages of this monitor for more productive activities like editing video, photos, creating an animation and lots more.
Gamers will love to LG 34UC79G-B since it has a number of feature to make your gaming experience become even more impressing. Including AMD FreeSync that eliminates tearing and stuttering that can occur because of differences between a graphic card’s frame rate and a monitor’s refresh rate. You will also love the 144Hz refresh rate that makes the images look far smoother.
3. HP ENVY 34-inch Ultra WQHD
As one of the big names in the computer industry, HP surely doesn’t want to left behind from its competitor in providing curved monitor. HP fans who need a wide curved monitor can give HP ENVY 34-inch Ultra WQHD Curved Monitor a wink. Same as two monitors mentioned above, the 34-inch curved monitor from HP also features a 21:9 aspect ratio and other advanced features to deliver better display. One of the prominent features of the HP 34-inch curved monitor is a HP Privacy Webcam. The webcam will pop up only when in use. It willl tuck sagely out of sight when it’s not in use, keeping you safe online.
Other advantage, this curved monitor is also made from more environmentally friendly materials. The materials used by this monitor include Mercury-free LED backlighting, Arsenic-free monitor glass, and the low-voltage halogen design. The monitor also features AMD FreeSync for better gaming experience. In the connectivity side the monitor has a DisplayPort 1.2 port, a HDMI 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, an audio line.
4. Samsung CF390
If you think that a 34-inch monitor is too wide then you can drop your choice to a smaller 24-inch curved monitor. And Samsung CF390 can be one of the choices. Samsung itself – alongside LG — is well-known enough of its curved monitor products. Samsung still rely on a VGA port to enable you connecting your PC to theCF390. But, there is also a HDMI port if you prefer the newer technology. This curved monitor from Samsung comes with a 1.78:1 aspect ration.
Samsung has also maximizes the CF390 for gaming need by equipping the monitor with a AMD FreeSync to minimize input latency and dramatically reduces image tearing and stutter during gaming. While the Eye Saved Mode applied to CF390, on the other hands, optimizes your viewing comfort by reducing blue light emissions and flickers at the touch of a button.
5. Sceptre C325W-1920R
There is also Sceptre C325W-1920R as the best option of curved monitor. C325W-1920R is a 32-inch curved from Sceptre. If you want to mount your curved monitor on the wall of your living room (or any room) then C325W-1920R could be the best option since it comes with the VESA wall mount pattern. Sceptre C325W-1920R also comes with a richer connectivity options than four monitor mentioned earlier above. This curved monitor supports VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort.
Comes with a 16:9 aspect ratio, Sceptre C325W-1920R supports various operating systems including all versions of Windows and Linux distributions. Sceptre C325W-1920R is one of the best options for creative people who is looking for a more affordable curved monitor.
6. Viotek GN35LD
GN35LD is a 35-inch curved monitor from Viotek. This laptop is aimed at gamers, but it is also an ideal monitor for a monitoring use. This monitor comes with the aspect ratio of 21:9 and features a 1800R curve with 16.7 million colors. Thanks to this, you can also use this monitor for editing videos for a commercial use since you can get very detailed color when editing videos using Viotek GN35LD. There are three ways to connect this monitor to your device, depending on the port available on your device. The connectivity options offered by this monitor are DVI, DP, and HDMI. Staring at the monitor for a too long is not good for your eyes. To reduce eye fatigue, Viotek GN35LD features low blue light settings. This feature can help reducing eye fatigue. In addition, this laptop also uses LED lights to provide background lighting to reduce eye strain.