Curved monitors are proven to be designed with a radius or curvature that is more natural to the human’s curved eyeballs, making them gentler to the eyes even at prolonged computer use. Your eyes simply exert less effort in focusing/refocusing when looking at content on a curved monitor.
Here are several curved monitors that are ideal for any work-from-home set-up:
Lenovo’s 34-inch G34w-10 WQHD Curved Gaming Monitor
Lenovo is a leader in curved monitors, so it’s just isn’t possible to skip the brand. While Lenovo has multiple offerings in this category, the G34W-10 WQHD is ideal for work-from-home use because of its ultra-high definition technology, 3440×1440 resolution, 144 Hz refresh rates, and eye protection feature.
- PROS: Affordable, high contrast ratio
- CONS: Smearing in fast-paced games
Reason to pick this: If you’re not planning to use this for games and your work doesn’t involve working with videos or images, Lenovo’s G34W-10 is super affordable considering its FreeSync, curved VA panel, and 34-inch size.
AOC CU34G2X 34″ Curved Frameless Immersive Gaming Monitor
AOC produces some of the most stylish monitors in the market that compete with other brands in the same size and price. The CU34G2X’s frameless look is head-turning, but this Quad HD monitor goes beyond its looks and delivers super-clear visuals with smooth transitions.
- PROS: 3 years warranty, 1500R curvature, 114 Hz refresh rates, 1ms refresh time, anti-flicker tech and VESA compatibility (which is rare for curved screens).
- CONS: Doesn’t come with USB-C connection.
Reason to pick this: If you’re on a budget, but need a curved monitor that you can use for work with ease, then switch to a gaming display after your shift.
Samsung 32 CF391 Curved Monitor
While this Samsung model is smaller in display size compared to the first two on this list, it can definitely compete when it comes to color reproduction, image clarity, and excellent 5000:1 contrast ratio thanks to Samsung’s own technologies (Game Mode, Active Crystal Color, AMD FreeSync and Energy Saving Plus)
- PROS: Affordable price tag, AMD FreeSync tech, 60 Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time, 32-inch VA panel with 1920 x 1080 resolution
- CONS: Lack of connectivity options
Reason to pick this: If you’re looking for a space-saving curved monitor, Samsung has created this display with a super-sleek and ultra-slim profile that is very rare among curved monitors. This model wasn’t built for heavy gaming, but you can count on it for everything else.
Dell UltraSharp U3821DW 38 Curved USB-C Hub Monitor
Dell’s 2300R curved screen offers consistently vibrant and accurate colors with more real estate space (37.5-inch ultrawide WQHD+ and 1600 pixels vertical height) than other 38-inch curved displays in the market. It is energy-efficient and designed to maximize productivity levels.
- PROS: Built-in speakers, offers numerous connectivity (including USB-C for laptops), clean and sleek design, IPS panel, wide gamut coverage, adjustable display (tilt and swivel)
- CONS: Does not support FreeSync, a bit pricey
Reason to pick this: If you’re looking for a curved monitor to boost your productivity, Dell’s UltraSharp 38-inch monitor fits the bill. Plus, it can also be connected to your laptop if necessary.
Acer Predator X34 Curved UltraWide QHD
Appearance-wise, Acer Predator X34 is no doubt a gorgeous monitor. It is designed with numerous connectivity and built-in 7-watt speakers with impressive audio output. It is a bit more expensive than other curved displays in the 34-inch category, mostly because of its low latency, extremely smooth image reproduction, and ability to support refresh rate overclocking up to 120Hz
- PROS: Excellent PCI-P3 color gamut coverage, color accuracy
- CONS: Menu navigation needs work
Reason to pick this: If you’re going to use the monitor not just for word processing and other work stuff, Acer Predator X34 can give you a cinematic experience like no other. It is an impressive curved monitor for gaming, streaming and watching movies thanks to its 1900R curve.
Philips 346E2CUAE 34” Curved Frameless Monitor
Frameless curved monitors are always much more impressive-looking, so it’s no surprise that this Philips frameless monitor has a lot of fans. Add to the fact that it delivers fast transitions between images and offers multi-view options for maximum productivity.
- PROS: 1500R curvature, vibrant image and high contrast, AMD FreeSync compatibility, USB-C ultrawide display, maximum color gamut
- CONS: Mirror ghosting could appear in dark scenes
Reason to pick this: Philips is a VA panel, so don’t expect IPS-level image and color accuracy, but if you need a curved monitor for CLEAR pictures and fast-paced content, then this workhorse will be more than enough for your work and play.
Which one is for you?
Many of these brands have shown that curved monitors are fit for gaming or work, so if you’re still on the fence about whether to go with a curved widescreen monitor or not, I hope these 6 examples of good curved displays convinced you now.
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