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bigtallanddopey

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Nov 7, 2016
Hopefully this is the right place. I couldn’t find a monitor section.

What are you guys opinions on curved monitors? Do any of you use them?

The reason I ask is they seem to be cheaper than there flat counterparts here in the UK. And I can pick up something like a 27” 1440p 144Hz 1ms for £250. On paper it looks like a good deal.

Just wondering what problems you have come across using one if any?


 

EarthDog

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Display and Digital Cameras (moved). :)

I don't like curver monitors as not all games support the resolution and can stretch the image to fit.
 

don256us

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I've only seen one curved TV and I didn't see anything wrong with it. From what I've read on the topic, I'm convinced that it's nearly all marketing hype so I have not looked to purchase one.
 

Sydo

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In my opinion I believe 27" is too small to even consider going curved. Looking at my 27" and imagining it curved, it just seems unnecessary and might be annoying. Before I would even consider curved it would have to be at least 32" even then it's a matter of preference. I personally don't like curved, no matter size. It's very "egocentric"?
 

Dolk

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I agree with Sydo. 27" is too small for curved unless your visual range is very limited.

Curved monitors, I believe, are best used when paired with the ultra-wide monitors. I have a 32" ultra-wide with a slight curve to it. Curve works because it brings in those edges just a bit more into my visual range when I stare into the center. So it keeps parts of my games in my eye sight without me moving my eyes around.
 

Sydo

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I agree with Sydo. 27" is too small for curved unless your visual range is very limited.

Curved monitors, I believe, are best used when paired with the ultra-wide monitors. I have a 32" ultra-wide with a slight curve to it. Curve works because it brings in those edges just a bit more into my visual range when I stare into the center. So it keeps parts of my games in my eye sight without me moving my eyes around.

Yeah, I have seen those 32"+ "slightly" curved ultra-wide monitors, they look nice, and it's not overdone.

By the way; According to your sig you work for dell as a hardware engineer. Whomever did the job for Dell S2716DG did an amazing job.
 
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bigtallanddopey

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32” would be waaaaaayyy too big for me. Couldn’t even fit it in the room. 27” is pushing the boundaries a little.

It’s just the price that is enticing to me. Just a shame there are not many places in the UK to go and see these screens for real.


 

john240sx

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27" might be on the small end for a curved display to be useful but it doesn't make the monitor unusable. At that size I wouldn't pay a premium to get a curved monitor but I wouldn't shy away from a good deal on one.

They do take a little getting used too, even my old 32" curved took me about a month to get comfortable with it so if you get one give yourself a little time to adjust to it.
 

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