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Go curved monitor or go flat monitor ?

satimis_06

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Hi all,

I have been dreaming to get a curved desktop monitor sometimes. I don't game but use it for graphic editing only. I suppose the max size of a desktop monitor is 27" otherwise it would be too close to eyes.

I couldn't find a 4K curved monitor of 27" size nor with resolution: 3400x1440

Recently I found;
27" CFG70 Curved Gaming Monitor
https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/monitors/curved/lc27fg70fqnxza-lc27fg70fqnxza/

Could you please shed me some light whether I should go curved monitor or flat monitor. I have no pre-set budget. Also I'm aware needing to purchase a new graphic card

Config of my desktop computer:
CPU - AMD 8-core
RAM - 32G onboard

Thanks in advance

Regards
satimis
 

Brian McG

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Frankly I think this fad for curved monitors is just a marketing gimmick designed to be able to charge us more money. It makes as much sense to me as 3D TV's.. Consider this. All cameras have flat sensors. So if you project the image you capture on to a curved screen, the edges will be closer to your eyes ant therefore appear larger than they should. If you are designing graphics to be printed of displayed on flat surfaces, why the hell design them on a curved surface? If you are using highly specialised software such as flight simulators that is designed to display on multiple monitors, then by all means buy curved monitors. Otherwise stick to flat monitors - unless you want to impress people with how much money you've got, or what an idiot you are. :)
 

Brian McG

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Frankly I think this fad for curved monitors is just a marketing gimmick designed to be able to charge us more money. It makes as much sense to me as 3D TV's.. Consider this. All cameras have flat sensors. So if you project the image you capture on to a curved screen, the edges will be closer to your eyes ant therefore appear larger than they should. If you are designing graphics to be printed of displayed on flat surfaces, why the hell design them on a curved surface? If you are using highly specialised software such as flight simulators that is designed to display on multiple monitors, then by all means buy curved monitors. Otherwise stick to flat monitors - unless you want to impress people with how much money you've got, or what an idiot you are. :)
 

satimis_06

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Hi,

Lot of thanks for your detail advice and I got it. I'm webpage designer. Nowadays most visitors to websites are still running flat monitors.

I'm running a 25" Dell monitor with 2,560x1,440 resolution and I expect upgrading it to 27" display with 4K 3840×2160 resolution, QLED.

I'm now reading;
Top 10 Best 4k Monitors
https://www.omnicoreagency.com/best-4k-monitors/

Comment and suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

Regards
satimis
 

k1114

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There are reasons why someone would want curved. Anyone who has used a large screen or multiple monitors know that you want curved or you are looking a flat screen at a deep angle. You might as well have a smaller screen or just 1. Why do people with 3+ monitor gaming setups turn the monitors? There's also immersion. But in both cases it won't help unless you go big and/or put it near you. Curved has it's purposes, even if few, but because of that, it won't go away. Curved doesn't cost more anymore so has nothing to do with money.

Your purposes don't cover any of these reasons so you want flat.
 

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