Best Curved Monitors for Work

Best Curved Monitors for Work – Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best curved monitors for work currently available. They’re adapted to be valid for most people, in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price, and feedback from our visitors.

If you would prefer to make your own decision, here is the list of all of our curved monitor reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most monitors are good enough to please most people, and the things we fault monitors on are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.

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1.Alienware AW3420DW

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Curved monitors generally cost more than flat monitors at a given screen size—curved models tend to be premium in other ways beyond the panel itself—but curved ultrawide monitors cost much, much more. The Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitor (AW3420DW) sports a lusty retail price of , which would seem high for any monitor until you look at comparable models that fly past the  mark.

This doesn’t make the Alienware 34 a budget monitor, though. It sits near the top of Dell/Alienware’s lineup of formidable gaming monitors, and it offers excellent color performance and fairly low input lag. This is a highly competitive slice of the display market, though—we’ve seen faster, and we’ve definitely seen brighter, in elite models from Acer’s Predator and Asus’ ROG lines.

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2.MSI 34″”

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The MAG series was born through rigorous quality testing and designed to be a symbol of sturdiness and durability. Focused on providing the best user experience, the MAG series has a simple installation process coupled with a friendly user interface making it the best choice for entry level gamers.

MSI MAG342CQRV Curved Gaming monitor. Equipped with a 3440×1440, 100hz Refresh rate, 1ms response time panel, MAG342CQRV will give you the competitive edge you need to take down your opponents. Built with Adaptive-Sync, MAG342CQRV can match the display’s refresh rate with your GPU for ultra-smooth gameplay. Make sure you can hit your mark with all the latest technologies built-in the MSI Curved Gaming monitor for competitive play.

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3.Samsung 34 Odyssey G5

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The Samsung C34G55T from the Odyssey G5 line-up is a 34″ 3440×1440 165Hz ultrawide gaming monitor based on a 1000R curved VA panel.

It’s a bit pricier than the 1500R alternatives yet it doesn’t support a wide color gamut, but some users who prefer the steeper screen curvature to color vibrancy might find that to be a worthy trade-off.

Sadly, the pixel response time speed is slower than that of the popular Odyssey G7 models, and more in line with the standard VA panel performance.

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4.LG 34GP83A-B 34 Inch

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The LG 34GP83A-B is a great ultrawide gaming monitor. It has a large, curved screen that provides amazing immersion when gaming and tons of real estate for work. It has fast response time, low input lag, and you can overclock its 144Hz refresh rate up to 160Hz to deliver smoother and more responsive gameplay. Viewing angles are decent, fine for sharing content casually or co-op gaming; however, there’s some loss of image accuracy when viewing from the side, so it might not be ideal if you need to share work that requires precision.

Unfortunately, while it gets bright enough to overcome glare easily, it isn’t enough to deliver a true HDR experience. Also, it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks appear gray in the dark. On the upside, content creators should be happy to hear that it has full sRGB and excellent Adobe RGB coverage, superb gradient handling, and no color bleed.

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5.GIGABYTE G27QC A

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The Gigabyte G27QC is a great budget gaming monitor. It shares many similarities with its bigger sibling, the Gigabyte G32QC, as it also features a VA panel with a 1440p resolution and a 165Hz refresh rate. It handles reflections well and gets bright enough to provide good visibility in well-lit environments. It also performs well in dark rooms thanks to its high contrast ratio.

It has a fast response time to deliver clear motion in fast-moving scenes, and variable refresh rate support to reduce screen tearing. Sadly, it has narrow viewing angles and poor ergonomics, which isn’t ideal if you want to share work, content, or play co-op games. Also, it doesn’t get very bright in HDR, so HDR content doesn’t look much different than in SDR.

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Best Curved Monitors for Work – Curved monitors have just started to catch on, despite being widely available for a few years. As monitors have grown in size, it has become more and more difficult to maintain an accurate image across the entire screen when sitting up close. Curved monitors were one of the solutions monitor manufacturers came up with: a gentle curve brings the edges of the screen into your field of view, so the image remains accurate and uniform even if you’re sitting close to a large screen.

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