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Anyone using a curved monitor for 3D or CAD?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
Starting to get a few faint vertical lines on my 24" HP monitor so maybe time for a replacement.

I do a lot of CAD / 3D design for 3D printing items.

Wondering if anyone uses a 27" widescreen curved monitor and does it keep dimension accuracy?

On my current monitor i use 1600x1200 for browsing, but switch to 1920x1080 for 3D stuff otherwise my squares are rectangular. Would a widescreen 1920x1080 elongate my squares?

Any suggestions for a budget curved monitor if they will work for me?

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  • forgotmynameforgotmyname Forumite
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    Nobody use a curved monitor for CAD or design work?

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  • thatthat Forumite
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    The slight curve, especially so close up, will it make a difference?
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    edited 31 July 2018 at 11:37PM
    I use a 24" curved Samsung 1920x1080 IPS monitor.
    Not for any CAD or precision work though.

    The curve is noticeable when you sit right in front of the monitor, but not if you view from any distance away. It certainly doesn't distort any images.

    As long as you stick to the native resolution it should be fine.
    Certainly don't mess around with different ratios. But that goes for all monitors.
  • forgotmynameforgotmyname Forumite
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    Choices....

    Curved 2560 x 1440 27"

    4K 3840 x 2160 27" or 28"

    Size is about my limit for the space i have.

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  • keith969keith969 Forumite
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    Choices....

    Curved 2560 x 1440 27"

    4K 3840 x 2160 27" or 28"

    Size is about my limit for the space i have.

    Thanks

    I went with a 4K monitor (flat Samsung 28" one) a couple of years ago as I do a lot of CAD work and could not go back now, the picture quality is pin sharp and quite amazing. I can see the point of curved displays for large TVs (works well in a corner of the living room for me) but not close up on a desk.

    Only thing to check is if your graphics card is up to it.
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  • forgotmynameforgotmyname Forumite
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    Yeah my card can exceed 4k resolution. Possibly widescreen 4K+ ? Over 4000 pixels wide anyway.

    HDMI 2 so no messing with dual cables for 60Hz either.

    fwor, been watching a lot of reviews and some fairly cheap non IPS screens get good reviews. The one point they seem to pick on with a non IPS is the screen colour changes when viewing at a 45 degree angle. Who uses a monitor tilted 45 degrees away from you?

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    fwor, been watching a lot of reviews and some fairly cheap non IPS screens get good reviews. The one point they seem to pick on with a non IPS is the screen colour changes when viewing at a 45 degree angle. Who uses a monitor tilted 45 degrees away from you?

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    Screens with TN panels have incredibly poor viewing angles. The gamma/colour shifts are noticeable on a larger screen because the viewing angles of the edges are different enough from the centre when looking at them straight on. Moving your head will cause the gamma shifts to move around. They are terrible. Shifts will be less noticeable with a VA panel but you will still see them. IPS is definitely the way to go as the won't be any noticeable gamma/colour shifts in use. This is very useful for modern large wide screens. As you have seen it takes a big angle to get noticeable ones.



    I wouldn't use a curved monitor for CAD work. My job is in CAD. Straight lines won't look quite straight. Whatever screen you use you should run it at native resolution. This will give you the sharpest picture and squares will be square, circles will be circular.
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    the viewing angles is a non issue though, I sit directly infront of the monitor.

    I did see a techdeals? comparison with an IPS and non IPS and the colour difference was noticeable on that. Thats through a video with youtubes compression.
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  • Johnmcl7Johnmcl7 Forumite
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    Nobody use a curved monitor for CAD or design work?

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    No, I use a Dell 27in 1440p for image work and for any systems at work where the IQ is important the screens are also flat. I'm not aware of many curved screens that are suitable for image critical work (most seem to be more gaming orientated) and I'm not sure why you'd want a curved screen for that sort of size. I would consider a curved screen for an ultrawide 21:9 or 32:9 monitor but not a 16:9 or 16:10
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    I can get a slightly bigger curved screen. I have electronic component drawers to the sides of my monitor so width is at a premium. A curved panel would allow just enough room to not obstruct them.

    So many variations on the overall thickness and bezel size, i will have to measure carefully. I see why it may not have made sense, i put the 27/28 on the 4k panel not the curved panel.

    27" for the 4k or standard and probably a 28" for the curved. I was reading specs as i typed the previous post.
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