Are curved monitors ugly or do you think it's just a matter of growing accustumed?

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#1 Posted by Ezekiel43 (1068 posts) -

Ultra widescreen is all the rage on PC now, so of course everyone is getting curved screens. I can't stand them. To be fair, I've only looked at curved TVs. But I don't see why it would be any better with a monitor. It looks skewed, no matter what distance I stand at.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwKxmYc3gss

Just watched this YT video. Didn't change my mind. I feel like 16x9 is still superior for the majority of what one does on a PC. But I might try demoing some at Best Buy again.

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#2 Edited by Random_Matt (3706 posts) -

I like them, but it's not the deciding factor.

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#3 Posted by xantufrog (10596 posts) -

I wouldn't get one as a tv because it poses serious problems for group seating relative to the correct viewing position. But for a PC? Sure - it's just me so I can sit in the sweet spot

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#4 Posted by BassMan (9637 posts) -

The wider the aspect ratio, the more a curved screen makes sense. I love mine.

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#5 Posted by Horgen (119427 posts) -

I love mine. Granted the curve isn't big on the Dell U3415W. 3800R or so. Next model, and models from most other manufactures are at 1800-1900R or so.

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#6 Posted by PredatorRules (12359 posts) -

Would definitely consider it for my next monitor as an purchase option.

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#7 Posted by Howmakewood (5654 posts) -

Makes sense on ultrawide, standard aspect ratio it's like no harm no gain situation, tv's I wouldn't consider

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#8 Posted by neatfeatguy (4238 posts) -

Curved monitors have become the "rage" for PCs? I'm living in the stone age with my non-curved monitors....I'm so depressed now!

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#9 Posted by BassMan (9637 posts) -

@neatfeatguy said:

Curved monitors have become the "rage" for PCs? I'm living in the stone age with my non-curved monitors....I'm so depressed now!

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#10 Posted by Silversmith995 (10 posts) -

I got a Samsung Curved Screen and I love the hell outta of it

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#11 Posted by dmb34 (1094 posts) -

I have a 29" ultrawide but its flat, not curved. I looked at the curved monitors but didnt pull the trigger on one, they looked ok though ....for work related stuff I prefer 16:9, but 21:9 gaming is more immersive