For an immersive experience
Even though curved monitors have been on the market for a while, they are only now becoming more popular. Due to the fact that monitors are getting bigger and bigger, people have tried to find a solution for keeping everything in view despite the large surface. In this respect, a curved monitor offers some advantages, because the corners are moved more into the field of vision due to the curvature. Especially when it comes to gaming, curved monitors are becoming more and more popular, as they offer an immersive gaming experience that a normal screen cannot. We have compiled a list of the best curved monitors for you here.
Our main pick is the Odyssey G7 from Samsung, as it scores best in the overall package. Even though the monitor was primarily designed for gamers, it is also very suitable in other areas. As a first alternative, we chose the LG 34GN850-B, which has a much lower curvature and can thus be used more by creative minds. Finally, we have the CQ27G2 from AOC as a second alternative, which can also be used in various areas.
Best Curved Monitor: Samsung Odyssey G7
- FreeSync Premium Pro
- 1000R camber radius
- Game Mode
- no HDMI 2.1 port
The best curved monitor is the Odyssey G7 from Samsung. The fact that it is available in 27 inches and in 32 inches means that it can be used for many purposes and does a good job in all areas. Due to the QHD resolution, it delivers a good picture, even if the 1000R curvature requires some getting used to at first. Thanks to the VA panel, the G7 also delivers very solid contrast and deep blacks, which is why you can use it very well in dark rooms. Gamers will be interested in the 240Hz refresh rate, a 1ms response time, and support for both FreeSync and G-Sync. HDR is supported, but the screen will not be bright enough for most HDR content. For creative purposes, the excellent coverage of the Adobe RGB color space is definitely very interesting. However, the curvature of a curved screen is not always an advantage when editing photos.
Ultra wide view for gamers: LG 34GN850-B
- Good out of the box color calibration
- Very low input lag
- Overclockable to 160Hz
- Below average contrast ratio
- No HDMI 2.1 port
The LG 34GN850-B is primarily aimed at gamers who want an immersive gaming experience. They benefit especially from a response time of 1ms, 144Hz refresh rate, as well as VRR, FreeSync and a G-Sync compatibility. However, this curved monitor is also suitable for creative use, as its 1900R curvature is not quite as strong. Furthermore, the Adobe RGB color space is excellently covered. Unfortunately, the contrast ratio is rather below average, which is why the monitor is not so well suited for dark rooms.
For the small budget: AOC CQ27G2U
- High contrast
- Low input lag
- Excellent SDR color space
- Low viewing angle
- Poor black uniformity
The CQ27G2U from AOC is a cheaper alternative. It is suitable for most applications, although its low viewing angle might cause limitations especially for office tasks or in the creative field. It also does not get bright enough to use it in very bright rooms. However, a good contrast is achieved due to the VA panel and the QHD resolution provides a generally sharper picture than a Full HD monitor. Gamers are more likely to get their money’s worth here, especially with a response time of 1ms, as well as a refresh rate of 144Hz, VRR and FreeSync.
Curved monitors compared
Best Curved Monitor
Samsung Odyssey G7
|Size||32 Inch||34 Inch||27 Inch|
|Resolution||WQHD (2560 x 1440px)||UWQHD (3440 x 1440px)||QHD (2560 x 1440px)|
|Refresh rate||240Hz||144 Hz||144Hz|
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