Curved monitors for creative work?

almost 6 years ago from , Designer

I need to buy new monitors for our team (engineers, designers and marketing). I was waiting for the new Apple displays to arrive, but since that doesn't seem to be happening any time soon, I need to find an alternative.

I could hold out for the new Apple + LG monitors but I heard people speak greatly about the other LG monitors already on the market. especially the LG 34UC98 which is a curved display and the 27UD68-W a 4K display. My question to you are curved monitors a good thing for creative work (After effects, photoshop, sketch, final cut) or does it "distort" things too much?


  • Rafael AlexRafael Alex, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    I've made the switch to the LG 34UC98 couple of weeks ago (had a Thunderbolt Display before) and I absolutely love it!

    Design, Code, Browsing, Reading, Movies, Gaming.. everything is so much better now. Personally I think its the same when you switch to a bigger Phone (iPhone 5 -> iPhone 6, f.e.). First its kinda strange but then you can't go back :)

    3 points
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, almost 6 years ago

    There is the problem of the curved displays having low resolutions (at least the ones I've seen so far), so while a curved display could be cool, I won't consider switching to one until there's a high dpi one available. For the moment, I'm happy with my 5k iMac's display.

    1 point
  • Peter DeltondoPeter Deltondo, almost 6 years ago

    I've got the LG curved and swear by it. Actually dislike working on my TBolt display anymore. Buy it and you'll never go back to a standard monitor. Color quality and contrast is even better than the Thunderbolt.

    1 point
  • Sam SolomonSam Solomon, almost 6 years ago

    I asked this question a couple of weeks ago. It may be of some help. https://www.designernews.co/stories/76202

    With the Macbook Pro situation I think I'm going to punt buying (MBP and a Monitor) until next spring or summer. There will probably be more USB-C compatibility then.

    One of the engineers in the office across from us has a curved display. The curve is not dramatic, but I don't think it would be great for design work. I still haven't decided on Widescreen vs 4k / 5k.

    1 point
    • Jesper Klingenberg, almost 6 years ago

      Thanks for linking to the other question. much appreciated. I ended up buying some black widescreen LGs, but not the curved ones. they're not Apple display, but oh well :)

      0 points