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Curved monitor . . . ?


Jestertheclown 11 8.1k 252 England
26 Mar 2020 11:37AM
I'm looking at replacing my existing 24" monitor with a 27" one and I'm considering one with a curved screen.

I can see where this might appeal for watching videos and suchlike but what about using Photoshop etc?

Anybody using one?

Perils and pitfalls please . . .

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joshwa Plus
9 914 1 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2020 12:38PM
I used one, and just didn't like it. I think the best use case is for gaming. But when you're dealing with programs on Windows (etc) with straight edges, and the monitor is curved, it just feels wrong in my opinion.
Jestertheclown 11 8.1k 252 England
26 Mar 2020 12:40PM

Quote: it just feels wrong in my opinion.

Thanks Joshwa,

I rather thought that might be the case.
JackAllTog Plus
11 5.9k 58 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2020 4:57PM
We considered one, but it seemed that only if it was very big and there was only 1 or 2 viewers sitting centrally did it make any positive difference. I'd say below 40" its very much a negative.
KevinEllison 13 4.4k England
26 Mar 2020 6:59PM
An observation of no use at all...does anyone have a curved picture frame, with curved pictures inside,,? seems to me it’s only to offer a more “immersive experience” to gamers..

Exit stage left...

Jestertheclown 11 8.1k 252 England
26 Mar 2020 8:58PM

Quote:does anyone have a curved picture frame, with curved pictures inside,,?

Actually; yes I do!

On a more serious note, it looks as if a curved monitor's a non-starter then . . .
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
26 Mar 2020 10:02PM
Yeah, like 3D TV’s....curved monitors were invented to fill an unnecessary gap. Wink

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