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What a curved monitor can do for your gaming experience

AOC added a curved monitor series to its product catalogue years ago. While some might say that curvature is a gimmicky feature for screens, it is in fact not. In this article, we are going to highlight the advantages of curved monitors and how they can improve your experience.

As time passes by, technology always finds new ways to emulate real world conditions. The aspect ratio can only get you so deep into a game and for this reason, if you are looking for real immersion, it is much better when your monitor adapts to the natural curvature of your eyes.

After all, the human eye doesn’t see things completely flat, but rather sees images in a slightly curved way. As a result, curved monitors contribute to a higher level of immersion by creating a 3D effect whereas flat monitors only create images in two dimensions, lacking the depth in their images. Therefore, curved screens seem much larger than they actually are and make better use of the way the human eye works.

Get more game on your screen

If you like playing your games on an extra wide aspect ratio, there is no way around a curved gaming monitor. Modern racing simulation, for instance, benefit considerably from these gigantic screens. The increased field of view gives you the impression of sitting in an actual car. In general, any 3D-based game benefits from a curvature, however, the effect is most notable when playing games with a first-person perspective.

Curved screens feature a much better picture quality, in particular when it comes to the edges of larger screens: in general, the bigger it gets, the farther away the edges are. This is not the case with curved models on which the distance to your eyes is always the same, thus making the perceived image quality more persistent.

Games become easier on your eyes

As we explored in one of our guides, excessive gaming can be a heavy burden on your body. This is especially true for your eyes https://eu.aoc.com/en/gaming/news/aoc-guide-to-healthier-gaming. While flat screens can only project light in straight lines, curved models direct their light directly at the viewer. This limits image distortion mitigating negative effects on your eyes such as eye strain. AOC’s curved monitors also reduce the exposure of blue light waves to a minimum. These waves are known to cause pain in the eyes, headaches or other undesirable side-effects. Most experts recommend curved monitors for long-term sessions in front of a screen, as they increase the comfort for your eyes tremendously.

Level up to the next stage of gaming

The difference between flat and curved monitors becomes evident after seeing the difference with your own eyes. The brand-new AGON 3, for example, is a curved 35” model that is catered to meet the highest standards in gaming. The ultra-high resolutions (3440x1440 pixels) bring your games to life in a quality never seen before.

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