Acer revealed a new monitor for gaming and multimedia applications. It features a 37.5-inch curved IPS panel with a resolution of 3840 X 1600. Here’s more details:
- 2.4:1 aspect ratio; suited for HD and UHD videos filmed in 2.35:1 or 2.40:1
- 75 Hz refresh rate
- 2300R curvature
- 1.07 billion colors
- Covers 100% of sRGB color space
- Variable refresh via FreeSync
- Ambient lighting with effects (pulse, flash, and ripple)
- 8-bit + FRC panel
- HDMI, DP, mDP, and MHL inputs
- USB-C input
- Headphone output
- 2 7-watt speakers with DTS Sound software enhancement
- Model number – XR382CQK
- Price – $1,299
- Availability – Amazon.com Acer XR382CQK 37.5-inch UltraWide QHD (3840 x 1600) AMD FreeSync Display
History of Curved Displays
The first curved TV was shown at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. Two companies designed curved TV and claimed to be the first to have invented it. Samsung and LG showed off an OLED TV.
Curved TVs are advertised as a more natural way to view videos on a screen. The curve matches the curvature of the eye and the eye’s peripheral vision. It fills the field of view and this type of TV has a wider viewing angle.
Before curved displays were introduced in the home, they were used in movie theaters to avoid the pincushion effect, where the picture appears bent into the center of the screen. By curving the screen, the audience sees a flat image.