My computer screen was black.
When I woke up the black screen had an envelope with a question mark.
I knew something wasn't right...
I thought, 'have a lost all of my data'?
I attempted to re-install everything over a 5 hour period.
Meanwhile, our orders were coming in so I messaged our customers and explained that our systems were down and that we were working on the orders.
I phoned Apple customer support and they scheduled an appointment.
So, I went in and the technician said that the machine was 'shot'.
I found a new computer system and purchased a few laptops for my business.
I landed on the 2020 Mac Book Air. A 13" computer with the new M1 chip.
Although, I needed a few monitors. While I was shopping the curved screen monitors caught my eye. There had to be a reason for the curved screen.
This is a review of the 27" Samsung Curved Monitor and all of its heavenly glory.
A good monitor is always worth its weight in Gold.
This article will cover the Samsung 27" Curved Monitor. It's a review of my experience with this monitor and I'll talk about its features, ease of installation, using it with a laptop, pricing and the benefits of a curved monitor.
Who it's for: If you are looking for something that will work with your laptop this one is for you. Text is crisp. Images are detailed with good resolution. The wide 27" screen allows you to easily view multiple windows.
Why I like it: The Samsung Curved Monitor has to be one of the nicest looking monitors out there. It's color accuracy, port selection options are concealed in an attractive panel in the rear of the monitor. This reduces the number of cables on your desk.
Downsides: Harder to mount on a wall.
The graph above shows the increasing demand (in sales) for its curved monitor. But, why all of the fuss? Well, the curved monitor makes the images on a screen feel more natural or life-like.
- Humans, have a 3-dimensional visual field. We see length, width and height. Looking at a flat screen is akin to looking at a wall. With a curved screen our 3-dimensional vision is immersed. We see the images in a way that is more realistic. We also use our peripheral vision as if we are looking at an image in the real world.
- Less Distortion: A curved screen allow the eyes to rest, blurred vision is decreased. eye strain is decreased and overall discomfort is reduced compared to that of a flat screen.
- With less eye strain our eyes are more comfortable. And this is due to the physics of light behind a curved monitor. The Samsung Display uses an advanced 1800r curvature that closely matches the human eye's natural curve.
- Wider Field of View: images appear more life like due to the engagement of all 3 visual perception dimensions.
- Productivity: I found reading on the curved screen to be easier and faster. And I've also noticed that I am not shifting my eyes to find things as much. The screen is larger and this allows me to view reports, activity and applications for my business much easier.
- Technology: Samsung is using the latest technology that better suits a curved screen. They use either in-plane switching (IPS) or vertical alignment (VA) panels.
- Pixel Dynamics: if you're into gaming the pixel response is faster. This is the time it takes for a pixel to change colors~ from black to white or from one shade of gray to another. Note: curved screens have designed with the gamers in mind so the images look great.
Curved monitor experiences allow uniform picture quality and a more immersive experience. With a curved screen everything is equally distant from you. Picture quality is the same across the screen.
Evaluating User Performance on Curved Displays
The Flat-panel display's are getting larger and larger.
Ever notice that?
A larger screen allows the user to view more information at the same time.
Large flat displays also have disadvantages.
When someone wants to view information, with comfort they have to position their head at the right distance. With smaller displays, the information at the edges of the screen is about the same as information at the center of the screen.
As the screen gets wider its harder to view the edges of the screen. We are assuming that the viewer keeps his head still. It makes it hard to view the edges of a large desktop (casting the eyes towards the edge of the screen).
There's been a need for large non flat displays
I would highly consider moving over to a curved screen monitor. I have personally experienced less eye strain, less issues with changing positions or moving my head around and an overall better experience.