I'm in the market for a new monitor (if/when I get budgetary approval from the wife
) in the 27" - 32" 1440p range. Haven't yet made up my mind for aspect ratio, I used my brother's 29" 21:9 monitor for a while and it felt good for gaming, but clumsy for desktop/office use. I have ZERO experience with curved monitors aside from briefly glancing at a couple in passing at Best Buy. My initial thoughts are that 27" 16:9 or 29" 21:9 is about the size limit I consider appropriate for flat panels. There are more and more curved monitors showing up in the market (even down to 22" monitors), but I'm just not 100% convinced that the curve doesn't "distract" from the perception(?) of on-screen objects.
So what are your opinions? Is the curve noticeable/natural? How are curved screens in gaming scenarios? What about general office use? Does anyone have experience with multiple curve Radii?
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