Curved Gaming Monitor v. Flat Gaming Monitor – find out which one is right for you

Curved gaming monitors have won mainstream attention and fortunate for gamers, prices continue to come down. Although there are differences between curved and flat monitors, and while some prefer flat screens, curved monitors continue to win the day. Here’s why.

Curved gaming monitors are all about creating realistic gameplay, giving your graphics card a proper workout and allowing you to jump into the game in a way you can’t do with a flat monitor. Price-wise, curved monitors are oftentimes more expensive than their flat counterparts; however for a lot of gamers, it’s all about quality of product and the experience. A flat monitor can still pack a punch however it’s not going to give the same experience as a curved model. Let’s take a quick look at some of the features of both, curved and flat, and note how they differ.

 

A 27” flat gaming monitor from PrimeCables comes with UHD 4K resolution, a 60Hz refresh rate, and in an ultra slim aluminum bezel with FreeSync technology. Like its curved counterpart, a flat gaming monitor comes with fast, free shipping to anywhere in Canada. Why a lot of people choose the flat model is because of the Ultra HD 4K resolution. HD quality is 1280×720, Full HD is 1920×1080, and then the Ultra HD 4K resolution is 3840×2160. Get ready to be wowed with this monitor!

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27″ Flat Gaming Monitor 4K UHD 60hz Ultra Slim Aluminum Bezel with FreeSync™ – PrimeCables®

 

Alternatively, a 27” curved gaming monitor is going to come down a little in resolution. For a lot of gamers, from 4K to 1080p may not be a big jump but to others it will be so it’s worth mentioning. Other features include a more premium 144Hz refresh rate, a super thin aluminum frame with FreeSync technology, and a faster response time. Also, contrary to popular belief, curved gaming monitors are just as mountable with a monitor mount as a flat screen. So all in all, the picture quality’s less however the refresh rate is a significant upgrade which is a massive advantage.

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27″ Curved Gaming monitor 1080P FHD 144hz Super Thin Aluminum frame Freesync – PrimeCables®

 

Like we said, there’s an argument to be made for both. When it comes to gaming, we would recommend the curved gaming monitor just because of the 144Hz refresh rate. If you’ve never gamed on a curved monitor before however, give it a try first. You may not enjoy it as much as some insist. After all, some gamers still prefer and choose flat-screens, regardless of what’s built into a curved design.

 

Shop flat and curved gaming monitors on-sale from Canada’s own PrimeCables. There’s lots to like about both models so be sure to weigh the pros and cons for you.

What is an IPS Monitor and why is it So Good for Gaming – read here!

IPS monitors are highly sought after by many enthusiasts in the computer, laptop, and tech industries. Creative professionals in Canada and gamers love IPS monitors. They’re trendy and they look great, though there might be some confusion to precisely what IPS monitors do.

What is IPS monitor | PrimeCables Guide
What is IPS monitor | PrimeCables Guide

IPS stands for ‘in-plane switching’ and one of the biggest supporters of this new technology is Apple. IPS is not a new technology and has actually been around since the mid-1990s. There’s a lot of display acronyms to remember for TVs and monitors so we don’t blame anyone if it’s confusing trying to identify the differences between IPS and LCD, TFT, LED, TN, and more. There are some key differences between these acronyms.

Before we delve deep into IPS monitors, it’s important to know the basics. LCD typically applies to thin displays using unlit liquid crystals to formulate its image. Some key features and preferences among LCD presentations include a fast response time, great contrast levels, great black and white levels, a wide color gamut, and a premium viewing angle. This is where the IPS acronym comes into play.

An IPS display maintains view-ability from every angle, which makes it perfect for gamers and creative professionals who need to see things from multiple angles in the room. Thereby, if you’re dealing with sensitive information that requires some angle protection, an IPS monitor likely isn’t going to work. Moving on, IPS monitors also claim to have better color and brightness shifts from edge to edge. Using an IPS monitor, you’ll see more accurate color and brightness, perfect for anyone in film, media, graphic design, or the creative arts.

The IPS standard was designed as an improvement over previous standards, increasing viewing angle and color reproduction. IPS accomplishes this by changing the direction of pixels in the display, resulting in deeper black levels and greater contrast. As evidenced, IPS is an optimum technology for some Canadian households but not all. If you’re a creative professional with a home office, IPS technology will work for you. If you’re a gamer that loves great color, deep blacks, and 1080p 4K viewing, IPS screens will also work wonders in this application. The answer to the question of why IPS monitors are so much better for gaming than non-IPS products is because it improves on the exact features that make gaming so inherently immersive and fun.

Browse amazing IPS monitors and flat-screens with PrimeCables, and see the lowest prices in Canada.