Curved vs. Flat Monitors: Which One Should You Go For?

Curved vs. Flat Monitors

When it comes to choosing a monitor, you might get puzzled between Curved and Flat, right? So, apart from their design, do you know their key differences? Or, who’s doing better?

We are here to help you make the right choice without getting all technical and jargon-filled. Let’s break it down, Curved vs. Flat, which monitor to buy? 


Imagine you are playing a breathtaking adventurous game like The Witcher 3, on a curve monitor. Boom! Instant immersion, and it feels like you’re right in the middle of the battlefield or exploring a vast, vibrant world. For instance, UltraGear 45GR95QE will give you a wide view. Also a realistic view by allowing you to see more of the game world. And, that’s just a perfect monitor to play any single-player, story-driven games. 

Now, let’s switch gears and talk about flat monitors. They may not have that cool curve, but they’ve got their own perks, especially for competitive gaming. Imagine you’re diving into a multiplayer match in games like Call of Duty or Overwatch. With a flat monitor like Ultra Gear 32GP850, you get precise image representation, no distortions messing with your aim or timing. So, with high refresh rates, often higher than the ones available in curved monitors, a low response timing, and good overall color accuracy, you can have a distortion-free online gaming experience.

As we can see, Curved monitors are better for single-player games, while flat ones are better for competitive ones.

Curved Monitors
Curved Monitors


When it comes to productivity, curved monitors are mainly designed for a single person. Though most curved monitors generally have glare issues, when viewed from certain angles. But not with UltraGear 45GR95QE, it has an anti-glare solution to elevate your productivity. And most importantly, the huge curved screen pays off for screen-demanding tasks such as this. So, if you are a video editor or animator, curved monitors definitely should be on your list. But, remember, while doing any work on a curved monitor, you must sit at the center and up close to avoid distortions.

The flat Ultra Gear 32GP850 on the other hand has its own perk minus the wider view. This flat monitor will be your trusty sidekick if you are a 2D, or 3D model designer. How? It supports a wider aspect ratio, creating an extended horizontal viewing area. Plus, it offers accurate image representation without any of those wonky distortions that are seen on a curved monitor. Straight lines stay straight, and colors stay true. Your designs will look crisp, and your work will be done with accuracy! But as mentioned earlier, you will be missing out on screen space due to the flatter appearance.

Simply put, curved monitors are suitable for video editors, and similar screen-demanding tasks. And, for general computing, color works, and office tasks, flat monitors will be just about right.

Flat Monitors
Flat Monitors

Viewing Angles

Alright, let’s talk viewing angles! The UltraGear 45GR95QE brings a wide 178-degree viewing angle. It’s designed to match the natural curvature of the human eye, providing a more immersive viewing experience. It can make the content on the screen feel larger and wrap around your peripheral vision, creating a sense of depth and immersion. However, the monitor’s curvature might cause slight distortions at extreme angles. 

If you don’t want any distortions while enjoying movies or playing games, then you still have the flat solution of the Ultra Gear 32GP850. With the same viewing angle, no distortion appears on the monitor. Whether you’re in the hot seat right in front or chilling on the side, the display stays sharp. And the best part is, texts are easier to read, and images stay on point. Perfect for nailing that precision in design work and giving some comfort to the eyes!

Viewing Angles


Oh, and let’s not forget about desk space. Flat monitors are more space-efficient, fitting snugly into any setup. Plus, they’re easier to transport if you’re a gamer on the go or if you want to take your gaming setup to a friend’s place for an epic LAN party. So, besides your Ultra Gear 32GP850 setup, you will get some room for your coffee mug or snacks. 

Which is actually not possible with curved monitors like UltraGear 45GR95QE. For the curvature, it’ll take the whole space of your desk. Plus, curved monitors can be less compatible with standard monitor mounts and stands compared to flat monitors. So, for mounting, you have to spend extra bucks from your pocket. But if you have enough space and want to set up multiple screens, then Good news folks! Multiple flat screens are easier to set up, but curved monitors are not, as it is often larger and two of them will require a huge amount of space.

Flat monitors are more space-efficient and can be easily integrated into any setup.
Curved Monitors
Curved monitors are not suitable due to their larger size and the need for a large space for two of them.


Now, let’s sort out the price concern. Flat monitors are more affordable than curved ones. Since flat monitors have been around for quite a while and have become the standard, manufacturers have had more time to refine their production processes and drive down costs.

In contrast, curved monitors, being the newer kid on the block, often carry a slightly higher price tag. The technology and manufacturing processes behind curved monitors are still relatively fresh, which can contribute to their higher costs. 

Final Verdict

Ultimately, the decision between a curved and flat monitor comes down to personal preference and the specific requirements of your intended use. If you prioritize immersion, reduced eye strain, and wider viewing angles, a curved monitor might be the right pick for you. On the other hand, if color accuracy, versatility, and cost are more important, a flat monitor could be a better fit. Remember, whether you choose curved or flat, it’s important to consider the overall value and quality of the monitor rather than solely focusing on the price tag!

Salman Ahmed Afnan

Salman Ahmed Afnan

I am a tech writer who loves to play video games, watching movies, and bonding through the pop culture. Being in the Mediacom industry for quite a while now, I have mustered a good pool of knowledge regarding the PC and gaming segment to write and debate about them.