Not all display devices feature a flat screen. Many of them now feature a curved screen. Curved displays such as this are commonly used in consumer electronics. TVs and computer monitors, for instance, may feature a curved display. For a better understanding of curved displays and how they work, keep reading.

What Is a Curved Display?

A curved display is any type of display device that features a curved screen. Their origins can be traced back to the early 2000s. In 2013, Samsung and LG released some of the first consumed curved displays. Since then, curved displays have become a popular alternative to flat displays. They are able to produce images — just like their flat counterparts — but curved displays are distinguished by their use of a curved screen.

How Curved Displays Are Manufactured

In the past, curved displays were manufactured by bending glass panels. Unfortunately, this resulted in damage to the glass panels. When bent, the glass panels will sustain micro damage that negatively affected their performance. Manufacturers today, though, use different techniques to make curved displays.

Rather than bending glass panels, most manufacturers now make curved displays using flexible glass. Flexible glass is transparent and, of course, flexible. Manufacturers can reshape flexible glass to achieve a curved screen without damaging it. There are many different types of curved displays, but most of them consist of vertical alignment (VA) liquid-crystal display (LCD) technology with a flexible glass panel.

Advantages of Choosing a Curved Display

Unless you’ve owned one in the past, you might be wondering what advantages curved displays offer over traditional, flat displays. With their curved field of view, they can reduce eyestrain. Eyestrain can occur when viewing a flat display from the side. You may strain your eyes to see the side of a flat display. Curved displays have curved sides that point inward. This unique design helps to protect against eyestrain.

You can conserve space on your desk by choosing a monitor with a curved display. Monitors are available with flat displays and curved displays. Those with a curved display will typically take up less space. You can even set up two curved monitors to take full advantage of your available desk space.

You can find curved displays in a wide variety of sizes. Since most of them use VA LCD technology, they support many different sizes. Whether you’re looking to buy a TV, monitor or any other display, you’ll have plenty of sizes from which to choose.