Best Curved Gaming Monitors

Best Curved Gaming Monitors – The best curved gaming monitor not only looks pretty sci-fi, but it also makes sense physiologically to wrap the curved monitor around your curved eyeballs. But before you go splashing out, make sure you have hardware that can handle a good curved gaming monitor.

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1.Curved 100Hz LED

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A few years back, when I needed to upgrade my old VGA monitor to one that supported HDMI, I stopped by a local Staples and looked at the dozen or so general-purpose and productivity monitors on display. Among them, one stood out: The HP 27 Curved Display had a screen whose ends seemed to flex toward the viewer in a gentle concave arc, while the other displays all had flat screens. I examined them all—they each showed the same image, like in any typical showroom—and ended up buying the HP. I am viewing the words that you see here on it as I type.

The image quality of the panel I bought seemed fine, but something else was also at work. The display had a not-so-secret weapon: Call it sex appeal, snazziness, or pizzazz. With the glut of more recent curved monitors, it no longer stands out, but it has served me well.

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2.SAMSUNG LC24F396FHNXZA

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The CF396’s 23.5-inch vertical alignment (VA) screen supports a native resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels (1080p), at a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. VA panels offer high contrast ratios, thanks to their ability to render deep blacks, as well as wide viewing angles. The CF396 is rated at 178 degrees for both vertical and horizontal angles, meaning that you can view the screen from off to the side, or from above and below, with minimal color shift or distortion.

The pixel density for a panel of this size and resolution is 94 pixels per inch (ppi), typical of a budget monitor. This pixel density is fine for everyday use but less than you would want for exacting visual tasks such as professional photo editing, though it’ll do fine for casual tweaking. (All else being equal, the higher the pixel density, the sharper that the text and other fine detail in an image should show up.)

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3.Acer SB220Q bi

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Measuring 15.1 by 19.6 by 8.3 inches (HWD), and weighing 5.5 pounds, the SB220Q is both lightweight and very compact. Its dimensions don’t tell the whole story, as the figure for the depth or thickness of the monitor includes its base.

And while the bottom third of the cabinet is more than an inch thick, the top two thirds of the screen is just under a quarter of an inch thick, making it one of the thinnest monitors we have reviewed. Its narrow bezels on the top and side help keep the monitor’s dimensions small for its screen size.

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4.Sceptre Curved

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The Sceptre C248W-1920RN is a curved 24-inch FHD (1,920-by-1,080) designed for casual gamers, or users who spend equal amounts of time working on a desktop PC and a laptop PC. Although not as expansive as the Samsung CRG9 49-inch Curved Ultrawide Monitor we recently reviewed, the C248W is a much more conventional monitor than that super-ultrawide behemoth.

Its resolution and refresh rate are commonplace among 24-inch gaming monitors, but its appearance is rather unique, and looks expensive than its actually costs.

It does a nice job displaying both games and video in standard definition, thanks to a VA panel with decent color gamut and a 75Hz refresh rate, a step up from the 60Hz in most budget monitors. It lacks advanced color adjustments, but it’s still one of top picks for budget gaming monitors. The C248W-1920RN does stand out, however, for a winning mix of features and performance at its price.

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5.Dell Gaming S2721HGF

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The Dell 27 looks very plain compared to its more pricey, Alienware-branded siblings like the Alienware 25 and Alienware 34. The curved screen is framed with a simple black band and a narrow black bar flush with the active display on the top and sides, with a slightly wider bottom bezel holding the Dell logo.

It mounts onto a similarly plain black stand with a hexagonal base that holds the monitor steady. The stand can slide and tilt up and down (vertical height 15.5 to 19.4 inches, vertical angle -5 to 21 degrees), but it doesn’t rotate from side to side.

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WRAP UP

Best Curved Gaming Monitors   – If you’re planning on picking up a massive ultrawide display like the Acer Predator X34, you’ll need the best graphics card that can easily support gaming on the demanding 5120×1440 resolution at 120Hz.

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