Some computer monitors have a pivot mechanism to turn them into a vertical orientation. The vertical mode can improve your productivity in tasks like programming.
Most monitors that support the vertical orientation are flat monitors. So you might wonder whether it is possible to use a curved monitor vertically.
In this article, we discuss whether you can use a curved monitor vertically.
Here’s Whether It Is Possible To Use A Curved Monitor Vertically:
Most curved monitors don’t have a pivot to support the vertical orientation. But a monitor mount can be used to use a curved monitor vertically. However, curved monitors can look unnatural in vertical mode. They also lose their immersion and eye comfort in the vertical orientation.
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Portrait Mode Of A Monitor
Some monitors have a pivot to turn them vertically. This vertical orientation of a monitor is also called the portrait mode.
The portrait mode gives you more vertical space on the display. So it allows better productivity in many different tasks, including programming and writing.
Do Curved Monitors Support Portrait Orientation?
Most curved monitors don’t have a pivot to turn them vertically. So they don’t support portrait mode.
However, some rare curved monitors have a pivot and you can use them in the portrait orientation. One such monitor is the Samsung Odyssey Ark 4K monitor.
Even though most curved monitors don’t support the portrait mode, you can use a monitor mount that has a pivot to get the portrait orientation with a regular curved monitor.
Does Portrait Mode Degrade The Image Quality Of A Curved Monitor?
The portrait mode can slightly degrade the image quality of a curved monitor. Curved monitors are designed for landscape orientation. Their curvature is horizontal in order to take advantage of the human peripheral vision.
When you use a curved monitor vertically, the curvature is vertical and there’s no horizontal curvature. So in portrait orientation, a curved monitor will lose most of its advantages that make them better than flat monitors.
They will suffer higher image distortion in portrait mode than in landscape mode. In landscape orientation, curved monitors can give better immersion for movies and video games. On the other hand, at a vertical orientation, they can’t give any better immersion.
Due to their curvature, curved monitors are also easier for the eyes than flat monitors. However, they can only give this benefit in the landscape orientation.
Curved monitors in portrait orientation will also look weird to most users. It is simply unnatural to look at a curved monitor in a vertical position.
Does The Curvature Of A Curved Monitor Matter For The Vertical Orientation?
If you want to use a curved monitor in the vertical orientation, you should go for a monitor that is less curved. They will not cause significant distortion and will also be easier to look at.
On the other hand, if you use a highly curved monitor in a vertical orientation, it will cause significant image distortion. It will also look weird and unnatural.
Does The Size Of A Curved Monitor Matter For The Vertical Orientation?
Larger monitors are usually harder to use in vertical mode. This matters for both flat monitors and curved monitors similarly.
When a monitor is too wide in the landscape mode, it will be too high in the portrait orientation. Then you will have to place it at a higher viewing distance to see the entire screen. This is not comfortable for most users.
Curved Vs Flat Monitors: Which Is Better For Portrait Mode?
Flat monitors are better for portrait mode than curved monitors. That is why portrait mode is rare among curved monitors.
As we explained before, curved monitors lose their benefits in the vertical mode. They will also look weird. Therefore, it’s not worth it to purchase a curved monitor to use in portrait orientation.
Most curved monitors are also not designed to use in a vertical orientation. Therefore, they might get damaged easily when you mount them vertically.
You can’t also wrap multiple vertically mounted curved monitors to get a wider setup. They will leave a space between two monitors making it impossible to wrap them.
Most curved monitors are not designed to use in portrait orientation. Most of them don’t have a pivot to support the portrait mode. However, you can use a separate monitor mount with a pivot to mount a regular curved monitor vertically.
Curved monitors will also look unnatural in the vertical orientation. They also lose their immersion and eye comfort in the vertical mode. Therefore, it is better to use a flat monitor than a curved monitor for vertical orientation.