Why Curved Monitors Are The Bomb

Written by Chad

June 22, 2017

Used to be an essential tool only for creative professionals, simply for the massive screen real estate which allows for a more comfortable working environment, seeing how the large curved screen coupled with high resolution create a visually stunning outcome, consumers have welcomed the development of screen technology with open arms to better enjoy a smoother, crispier session at the computer.

Viewing angle of a curved monitor

Whether you are a creative professional, a chronic gamer, or just a regular computer user who does have  a high demand on the performance of your desktop computer, you would still appreciate the curved display when you open a simple document, such as a wide spreadsheet or PDF file for a big data.

Why? Suddenly, there’s so much less scrolling to do and in the process, losing track of the lines, columns and pages! A curved monitor provides a way pleasant yet subtle immersion effect, focusing on you at the center of your desk. Working on these large files is so much easier when you have an expansive field of view.

Curved monitor for gaming

By the end of the day, when you are done with work and just need a little enjoyment, your curved monitor is ready to go on double duty as an entertainment unit, rendering photos in vibrant colors or playing movies with a cinematic feel with full-screen view.

The curvature of the monitor makes you feel as though you are subtly wrapped around the action that is being played on screen, be it a real-time strategy game or a Hollywood blockbuster. Need we say more why the curved monitor is such a darling to home office workers? Don’t believe us, though, when we say that curved monitors are the next best thing after virtual reality (VR). Try it and be your own judge.

The Curvature of Curved Monitors

Once you are ready to take the plunge for a curved monitor and say goodbye to your flatscreen display, or the ugly bezels created from your multi-screen setup, there are a few factors to consider before you can have this beauty of an ultra-wide curved display sitting on your workstation.

Besides taking into consideration usage and screen size, you need to know the differences in the degree of curvature. Yes, one curve is not the same as the other.

The number factor of a curved monitor, 1800R vs. 3000R

If you are new to curved monitors, you may not be aware that curved monitors are not all the same, as in, there are differences in the degree of curvature. At first glance, these figures may be intimidating but they won’t be difficult to understand.

“R” actually stands for “Radius” and the number indicate the radius in millimeters if the monitor were to form a circle. The lower the number, the higher curvature is delivered by the monitor, providing an enhanced curvature experience.

For example, the reading of 3000R would mean a curvature radius of 3,000 mm circle, or the distance your eyes should be from the screen. A curved monitor with 3000R would offer a more immersive cinematic experience.

After weighing all the above factors, it is time to check your budget. Which of the above factor is the most important to you and justifies your investment? Whatever you decide, now is the time to jump from a  flat one to be surrounded. Trust us, once you have gone curved, you will never go flat again.

Philips Monitors offer a range of curved monitors for your consideration. Among the models are:


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