Rodger: What is it, Sam?
Sam: Thanks for helping me with “regular vs gaming monitor”, now can you assist me with a curved vs flat monitor? Which one is better for gaming, or for multitasking?
Rodger: Spare a few minutes to the read given below buddy, and thank me later. (wink)
Curved VS Flat Gaming Monitor
The curved monitor is an emerging technology that has now capture most of the place of the flat monitors in the market as well as on the hearts of the people. The main reason for this is the depth and immersion this particular design of the screen offering. Whether it’s gaming, watching videos or movies, editing photos, or generating real-time content including animation and 3D modeling, everything is superbly done on these curved screens.
Let’s understand a little bit about its engineering
When you see 1000R, 1500R, 1800R, etc, written under the specification of a particular monitor, recognize it as a curved monitor instantly. Because R is a short form used for the radius of the screen hence representing the curvature of the monitor. Actually, this radius is a measurement of the depth of the screen from its edges. For instance, 1000R means 1 meter distance from one border to the other on the screen.
Which curvature is the best for a monitor?
There are a number of choices from 1000R to 4000R, lets shed some light on the relevancy on accord of a human eye. Have you ever noticed, why we feel our peripheral vision engulfed fully when we fix our eyes on a curved monitor?
You must have observed that you don’t feel the need to shift your vision from one side of the screen to the other in order to capture the activity happening on the screen like we often have to do on a flat screen particularly of big size. This is because of the curvature, the depth, and the surrounding edges are similar to the human eye. The central of action is easily detected within this curve without making an effort of shifting eyes from one point to the other.
And when we say, which curvature is best, then 1000R is the most suitable and very comfortable for eyes even if you have never worked on a curved monitor before, 1000R is the best start to get accustomed first. The main reason for choosing this curvature is that the human eye has a 1000R radius as well. Thus the user can see the maximum field of view in just one go.
However, it doesn’t mean that 1500R, 1800R, so on, are less important curves. It depends on the size of the screen you want to buy. One thing is pretty clear, a value near 1000R is also very much acceptable. Although, each of these has optimal sizes for which they suit well with. For example, a 1500R curved monitor is good in case of a screen size of 24 inches to 32 inches, 1800R is good for 27 inches to 34 inches and 3000R or 4000R is more likely for big screens including the ultrawide monitors from 34 inches to 50inches.
Therefore if you want a particular size of the screen as a curved monitor, then make sure you get the most feasible curvature to get benefited from it optimally.
A key point to remember here:
Technically, when we talk about the curved monitor, we want big screens as we see in house theatre where we get engrossed in the movies. But the fact is, a curved monitor is more beneficial in standard sizes like 24 inches to 34 inches. Because these sizes can enhance the curvature, gives more depth, more view angles compared to the big size of monitors. That is why the 1000R to 1800R curve is more advantageous than 3000R or higher.
Another fact to remember is the higher the R-value or should we say the bigger the screen size or aspect ratio of the monitor, the flatter it would become (less curved), hence diminishing the curve of the screen and less beneficial curve monitor will be.
Curved monitor is identical to flat monitor in all the other properties, like refresh rate, response time, type of the panel, resolution etc. though the only thing you will find that differs between the two is the curved and flat screen.
What we have learned is…
Summing up, curved monitors actually mimic flat monitors. Keeping all the features same, they only are different on the basis of the curvature. In addition, if you want a curved monitor then its recommended to stick with a standard size instead of getting attracted towards the large screen monitors. Moreover, particularly talking about gaming, curved monitors are certainly the best choice to make.