Ask DN: Any downside to curved monitors?

almost 6 years ago from n keyle, Fullstack since before it was a thing.

  • Tristam GochTristam Goch, almost 6 years ago

    Personally, I find that every piece of kit I have that's off the 'normal' consumer chart (massive hiDPI screens, curved screens, fancy input devices, super high speed internet) takes me another step away from the people who are actually going to be using my whatever it is I output. Sometimes it's an acceptable trade off (e.g. the efficiency gains of working with a large monitor) but I don't think a curved screen would be for me.

    Obviously this is also why we test across devices and screens, I just like to keep that gap manageable while I'm working too.

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    • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, almost 6 years ago

      You make a fair point, but generally, when designing a site for example, you would have to take all usage cases into consideration, from the smallest most oddly shaped screens to the largest ones. Same goes for dpi.

      Having a large, high resolution screen means you can test for all other screen types.

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