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When you’re assembling your gaming set-up, you want to look for components that not only enhance your gaming experience but are also high-performance enough that they give you an edge in competitive games. A curved monitor for gaming is one such component. Curved monitors not only offer more realistic and stunning imagery but also add to the performance of your gaming workstation. Here is a look at what a curved gaming monitor actually is, and its five benefits.

What Is a Curved Gaming Monitor?

Curved monitors are usually large — the intended effect of the curvature is minimal on smaller screens. These monitors were first introduced in 2014. Curved gaming monitors have a degree of curvature that is represented as the radius (‘R’). The radius is measured in millimeters. Curved monitors can have types of measurements such as 1800, 3000, or 4000. In general, the more curvature increases, the further you’ll need to sit from the screen.

Better Immersion

Curved monitors have long been a mainstay of cinema theaters. The curved screen in a movie theater helps people seated in different corners of the theater to experience the same immersive element, no matter where they are seated. Similar to cinema screens, the roundedness of the curved gaming monitor offers a much more immersive experience to a gamer than a flat screen. This is due to the fact that the perspective of our eyes is not flat, but via three dimensions — length, width, and height. We don’t view objects as two-dimensional or flat, but instead, three-dimensionally. Curved monitors leverage this fact well as they are built to take advantage of all of these three dimensions. Therefore, looking at a curved monitor gives a more life-like experience.

Less Eye Fatigue

The curvature of such a monitor allows our eyes to view everything within the frame with less strain, as compared to a flat monitor, especially a larger flat monitor. Curved monitors allow for the human eye to view everything on-screen comfortably, even when the screen is larger.

Wider View

The curvature of a monitor directs light from all angles to the eyes of the viewer, such that the viewer can see the entirety of the screen with way less exertion. The result is a perceived wider field of vision. This is why curved monitors can often seem larger than they really are.

Less Distortion

With curved gaming monitors, you get much sharper images with a lot less blurriness. Blurred images that look distorted, especially when you try to enlarge the image, are far more common on flat screens than on curved monitors.

Multiple Monitors

When you’re looking for a gaming set-up with multiple monitors, a curved gaming monitor offers a much more seamless and natural transition as your eyes move from one curved gaming monitor to another, as compared to a row of flat monitors.

A curved gaming monitor has a lot of perks. But it can be a little more expensive than the average gaming monitor. It also needs to be mounted before use. Based on the quick guide above, make a list of your personal pros and cons of getting a curved monitor to make a sound decision.

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