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The Best Curved Gaming Monitor in 2021

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The Best Curved Gaming Monitor in 2021. The default monitor that was bundled with your pre-built PC or the one you bought at the very beginning of your PCMR days, might do the job when it comes to casual gaming. But there has been a massive tectonic shift in the display technologies of monitors. The advancement in display panel’s quality, resolution, color gamut as well as refresh rates and response time have improved massively. Even curved monitors are available at fair prices.

While your old TN-panel HD-ready monitor can display your favorite E-Sport or AAA titles, it is generations behind what the developers intended as the ideal experience. Most titles are now optimized to provide impressive quality, texture details, ray-tracing while also maintaining a decent frame rate.

Why do you need a Gaming specific monitor?

Well, these monitors have a higher refresh rate and lower response time to enhance the gameplay. Improvement of just a few hertz in the refresh-time is noticeable to a professional esports player. While a lower response time is imperative for superior accuracy in FPS-shooter titles.

But, Why a Curved Monitor?

A Curved monitor suits our natural peripheral vision and offers a higher level of immersive experience when it comes to curved-display optimized games (usually racing or simulator games).

Best Curved Monitors For Gaming 2021:

  1. Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ 35” Curved HDR Gaming Monitor
  2. Acer Predator X35 Curved 35″ UltraWide QHD Gaming Monitor
  3. Dell UltraSharp 49 Curved Monitor – U4919DW
  4. LG 38GL950G-B 38-Inch UltraGear Nano IPS 1ms
  5. Alienware 34.1-inch Curved Gaming Monitor (AW3418DW)

1. Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ 35” Curved HDR Gaming Monitor

The Best Curved Gaming Monitor in 2021

This Ultra-Wide QHD beast of a monitor comes with 35” of Quantum-Dot display real-estate.
With an aspect ratio of 21:9, 3440 x 1440 pixels resolution, and a Quantum-Dot HDR10 certified panel, this monitor spits out one of the most magnificent HDR content on a gaming monitor. Furthermore, its panel offers the sRGB color coverage at 99.6%, while the DCI-P3 gamut scores 90%, making it one of the most color-accurate gaming monitors on the market.

While this monitor’s refresh rate of 200 Hz and a response time of a mere 2ms offers smooth gameplay. Moreover, the G-SYNC capable display has “Flicker-Free Technology.” Additionally, this monitor also comes with a Hi-Fi Grade Headphone DAC in-built.

At around $2499.00, this monitor may seem overpriced but is worth every penny.

Specifications:

Panel Size35-inch
Panel TypeQuantum-Dot LED
Resolution3440×1440
Brightness (Peak)1,000 cd/
Contrast Ratio2500:1
Viewing Angle178°
Curvature1800R
Response Time2ms
Refresh Rate200Hz
Aspect Ratio21:9
HDRHDR 10 Certified

2. Acer Predator X35 Curved 35″ UltraWide QHD Gaming Monitor

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The X-35 comes with the same Quantum-Dot panel like that of the Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ. Therefore, the specifications, features and display performance is very similar to the PG35VQ.

The X-35 also comes with a 35-inch 1800R curved HDR-10 certified display with a 200Hz refresh rate and a 2ms response time. In addition, the X-35 is also G-SYNC capable and has a similar Flicker-free technology, with the same DCI-P3 gamut coverage of 90%. Although, the default factory calibration is not as crisp as that of the Asus.

Importantly, the X-35 loses out on the built-in DAC of the Asus but has an array of built-in stereo speakers just like the Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ.

This monitor is also available at around $2499.00.

Specifications:

Panel Size35-inch
Panel TypeQuantum-Dot LED
Resolution3440×1440
Brightness (Peak)1,000 cd/
Contrast Ratio2500:1
Viewing Angle178°
Curvature1800R
Response Time2ms
Refresh Rate200Hz
Aspect Ratio21:9
HDRHDR 10 Certified

3. Dell UltraSharp 49 Curved Monitor – U4919DW

The Best Curved Gaming Monitor in 2021

This monitor is basically two QHD  27-inch monitors stitched into a giant super ultra-wide 49” dual QHD monitor. Coming with an IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel which sports a 5120 x 1440 pixels of resolution, and a 60Hz refresh rate, this display also flaunts a 1000:1 contrast ratio.

Whatever this monitor lacks in its refresh rate and response time, it makes up in its sheer size and color accuracy (which gives a 99% sRGB coverage and has a delta E value of less than two).

The monitor also allows Picture-by-Picture (PBP) mode which enables two different PCs to display onto the monitor (by splitting the 49-inch display).

This monitor is available at around $1619.99 or lesser.

Specifications:

Panel Size49-inch
Panel TypeIPS
Resolution5120 x 1440
Brightness (Typical)350 cd/
Contrast Ratio1000:1
Viewing Angle178°
Curvature3800R
Response Time5ms (Fast Mode)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Aspect Ratio32:9
HDRNo

4. LG 38GL950G-B 38-Inch UltraGear Nano IPS 1ms

The Best Curved Gaming Monitor in 2021

This vivid 37.5-inch curved monitor sports a nano-IPS panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate, NVIDIA’s G-SYNC support, and an impressively low response time of just 1 ms. Even though this monitor has 144Hz of refresh rate, it is claimed by LG to have been reaching 175Hz refresh rate by overclocking the panel.

This QHD (3840 x 1600 pixels) resolution monitor combined with the 21:9 aspect ratio produces ultra-rich pictures and video playback. 38GL950G provides an insanely accurate color gamut coverage of 98% of the DCI-P3 showcasing the accuracy of the color production of the display.

The IPS panel is also HDR-400 certified, which means it supports HDR content and has a sustained brightness of 450cd.

Another noteworthy feature of the 38GL950G-B is its very thin bezels around the display for a more immersive experience.

This monitor is available at around $1799.99 or lesser.


Specifications:

Panel Size38-inch
Panel TypeNano-IPS
Resolution3840 x 1600
Brightness (Typical)450 cd/
Contrast Ratio1000:1
Viewing Angle178°
Curvature2300R
Response Time1ms
Refresh Rate144Hz
Aspect Ratio21:9
HDRHDR 400 Certified

5. Alienware 34.1-inch Curved Gaming Monitor (AW3418DW)

The Best Curved Gaming Monitor in 2021

This offering from Alienware comes with an ultra-narrow bezel on three sides while sporting a QHD (3440 x 1440p IPS Panel with 120 Hz refresh rate (overclocked, 100Hz is the default). This 1900R curved display comes with an aspect ratio of 21:9 which boosts the immersive experience it offers for gaming, while also increasing the convenience while doing productive work.

With 3.68 million pixels, this monitor comes with a response time of just 4ms. Moreover, the QHD IPS panel also supports NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology for smooth gameplay.

Although the display is not the brightest at the maximum brightness of around 300 nits, the contrast ratio of 1000:1 is average, but the panel’s sRGB color gamut coverage is impressive at 99% while the Adobe RGB coverage at a mediocre 80%.

This monitor is available at around $999, which makes it a decent offering at this price.

 Specifications:

Panel Size34.1-inch
Panel TypeIPS
Resolution3840 x 1440
Brightness (Typical)300 cd/
Contrast Ratio1000:1
Viewing Angle178°
Curvature1900R
Response Time4ms
Refresh Rate100Hz (Default), 120 Hz (Overclocked)
Aspect Ratio21:9
HDRNo