The world of technology has seen curved screens, an innovation that has not clearly explained its purpose. Samsung and LG debuted curved screen in smartphones, in Galaxy Round and G Flex. Curved televisions have also popped up but it is in gaming that curved screens are seen as a killer application. Gaming is more realistic with curved monitors since they can expand visual information in a wider area. Playing video games on a curve monitor appears luxurious.
For instance, the 34-inch ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio curved monitor from LG, the 34UC88 was among those who stood out in this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. It made an awesome “Battlefield 1” playing experience.
Choosing the best curved screen gaming monitor for one’s specific needs and budget can be tough considering the various monitors in the market which differ in price and features. Following are some of the monitors tested and reviewed by tech experts this year:
Acer XR341CK and Acer Predator X34
The two monitors from Acer, the XR341CK for FreeSync and Predator X34 aka Acer X34 for G-Sync or Acer XR341CKA are identical. Both sport a 34-inch UltraWide curved screen with a 3440 x 1440 resolution, 75Hz refresh rate and 4ms response time. They are integrated with 7W speakers, HDMI 1.4 port, four USB 3.0 ports and DisplayPort. The Acer X34 has an overclocked G-SYNC module.
Asus ROG Swift PG348Q
The expensive curved gaming monitor, Asus ROG Swift PG348Q sports a 34-inch IPS Ultrawide gaming screen with a 3440 x 1440 resolution and a 100Hz refresh rate. Asus did a good job in making a very good design for the monitor. Like any other high-end gaming monitor, it comes with a three-legged stand that supports a 100-degree swivel, up to 4.5 inches of height adjustment as well as a backward and forward tilt.
The curviest monitor available is the 35-inch BenQ XR3501, the first Ultrawide display with a 2000R curvature and which refresh rate is 144Hz. It uses the curved VA panel and its maximum supported resolution is 2560 x 1080. Racing games and flight simulators are great with the display’s added width for larger viewing, offering the gamer with an immersive experience.
Dell UltraSharp U3415W
The 34-inch UltraSharp U3415W by Dell is among the best curved ultrawide gaming monitors. It is aesthetically designed and comes with an IPS panel which supports a 3440 x 1440 pixel resolution. The monitor’s contrast ratio is 1000:1 and its GtG response time is 5ms in FAST mode. It has stunning color accuracy and superb viewing angles.
Aside from gaming, the Dell’s monitor is an all-in-one equipment which can be used for other tasks like browsing and photo editing. It has a built-in cable management and is adjustable so anyone can use it in an office for work. It has options for height, tilt, pivot and swivel. HDMI 2.0, Mini-DisplayPort and DisplayPort 1.2, MHL, two USB 2.0 upstream ports for charging phones and four USB 3.0 downstream ports.
Anyone can pick from such list the best curve screen gaming monitor that fits his or her personal preferences and gaming needs. He has the experts backing the choice.