Curved TVs don’t work for a lot of people, mostly because you tend to watch TV with the rest of the people in the household. For monitors, though, curved panels do make a lot of sense, since you’ll be staring at it all by yourself for an overwhelming majority of the time. And while I’m not sure if my wallet is ready to fork out cash for one, this LG 34-Inch Curved Ultrawide Monitor is definitely sweet-talking its way into my workspace. No, really, I hear its voice in my head.
Described as “the world’s first 21:9 curved monitor,” it comes with an extra wide panel that makes the whole idea of curving it a very logical feature. You know, makes seeing everything easier and all that. No, it won’t make those extra-wide Excel spreadsheet layouts any less boring, but they sure would look prettier curving right in front of you.
The LG 34-Inch Curved Ultrawide Monitor features an IPS panel, with a 3440 x 1440 resolution and 300 nits of brightness. You can use it as one large display or as a split-screen desktop, with two HDMI, two Thunderbolt, and one DisplayPort inputs. It comes with 7W stereo speakers built in (no need for a curved soundbar), along with a 3.5mm port if you prefer watching YouTube during work hours while pretending you’re actually doing work. Features include an anti-glare hard coated surface, 5 to 15 degrees tilting angle, and a design that plays nice to curved multi-monitor setups, in case this one’s not wide enough to accommodate the kind of spreadsheets you deal with every day at the office.
The LG 34-Inch Curved Ultrawide Monitor is available now, priced at $1,200.