It wasn’t too many years ago that panorama-style curved screens first appeared on the market.
At the time, they were kind of thought of as a whiz-bang technology for a specific niche of users, but now Samsung is indicating it’s putting more of its muscle behind curved screen design.
New reports at The Verge today show that with the release of a new 1000R screen lineup, Samsung is extending its curved TV line to the office space.
However, as writer Sam Byford notes, Samsung is also poised to roll out more subtle curved screen designs in order to make these products less intrusive on a desk..
Do people want curved screens at work?
“It’s solely personal preference,” writes mmosarecool on a reddit thread parsing the pros and cons of curved screen design. “The curve isn’t that noticeable on 16:9 screens, like at all. For ultrawides I say it’s honestly needed. A panel that wide forces poor viewing angles if it isn’t curved. I like it, but I don’t like it so much that I can live without it.”
“Since all panels on the market today exhibit inconsistencies with respect to screen uniformity due to horrendous and haphazard QC, curving a panel only makes this issue more glaring,” responds Scoopdat.
Other contemporary reddit pages show dozens of users frustrated with curves on Android touch screens. However, the desktop screen is different – the curve establishes some amount of protection from eye strain.
“If you are always staring at the screen before you, it may cause a lot of eye fatigue and becomes tiring,” writes an anonymous author at A-Review, looking at some of the best curved screens on the market. “As Curved screens improve your focus and eyes, don’t have to strain to view everything on the screen. A curved screen is more comfortable for eyes as compared to the flat ones.”
The more pertinent question would be: can you get away with this at work?
Look for these innovations to become more prominent wherever you buy screens.