Here comes the bendable TVs and monitors that nobody asked for

Zoom / LG’s OLED Flex LX3 TV wouldn’t take it aside.

If you’ve been watching display technology lately, you might have noticed an interesting feature: bendable screens. Yes, monitors and TVs that you can bend to be either flat or curved are allegedly coming soon. This feature is meant to please those who can’t settle in flat or curvier, and most upcoming products feel similarly indecisive, emerging crises of identity that make it hard to see where they fit in…literally. Does something like this belong in the living room, office, or gym?

If LG OLED Flex LX3 4K TV Announces Wednesday (No Price or Release Date)And the The most obvious answer is the living room. It’s a 42-inch TV with a tuner, LG webOS, and even LG’s own OLED Evo technology used in the LG C2 TV. The main difference from every other TV is that this one has buttons (including the buttons on the remote control) to change the screen from flat to 900R curvature in 20 steps. Provides the possibility of having until far away curved tv

The thing is, you probably don’t want to watch curved TV. Vendors have been trying to make this a thing for years, but as we wrote at the time, curved TVs mostly accommodate people who sit near and directly in front of the TV. This is not how most people gather around the heart of the living room. Living room TVs are often shared, with people sitting at different distances from the screen and at different angles. But near and center sounds very similar to the way most people use screens.

Based on this image, LG sees its TV being used like a computer monitor as well.
Zoom / Based on this image, LG sees its TV being used like a computer monitor as well.

The Switching Hub should make it easier to use your TV microphone and USB peripherals with a computer connected to HDMI. A dedicated button on the stand switches between TV input and HDMI input. HDMI supports version 2.1, which means your PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S can connect and use the TV’s 4K and 120Hz refresh rate. There’s also plenty of Adaptive-Sync compatibility, and you can even adjust the viewable screen size up to 27 inches.

These days, gaming is the most common use of curved screens, where players sit close to the screen and feel the virtual world that envelops them. But many living room fixtures won’t accommodate this type of setup. Someone with a lot of flexibility might be able to crank their gaming chair up to the TV for an intense gaming session, but we wouldn’t bet that driving the massive sales of bendable TVs that are sure to come at a higher price tag.

Bendable screen too

The Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 . Monitor Announced last week (price and availability to be announced this year), meanwhile, appears to be targeting PC game dens based on specs. It’s a 45-inch screen with 3440 x 1440 resolution, 21:9 resolution, 800R curve and LG Display’s W-OLED panel. The gray-to-gray response time is 0.03ms. Obviously, this is for serious gamers for whom a curved ultra-wide screen with very limited motion blur is the ultimate screen.

800R is an extreme curve, even for high-performance ultra-widescreen gaming monitors.
Zoom / 800R is an extreme curve, even for high-performance ultra-widescreen gaming monitors.

So why put tacky knobs on the monitor that let you bend it curved or flat? It certainly can’t just be feeling nauseous that I have to physically fiddle with the 45-inch OLED panel I paid for with my own money. No, it has to be for multiple uses. Many people prefer productivity and other types of computing on a flat panel (although I’ve known some workhorses that are obsessively dedicated to using ultra-fast curves to get work done too), and you should make it a 45WQHD240 so you don’t need multiple monitors for work and games.

However, the 45WQHD240’s gaming specifications and potentially high price will make it more suitable for extreme gamers who also love curved Ultra HD displays. Users will need a powerful PC with a powerful graphics card to push 4,953,600 pixels at 240 frames per second. Extremely fast video motion processing is made for hardcore gamers who take the battlefield seriously. And for these gamers, gaming is a top priority, which increases the chances that the 45WQHD240 will mostly be used as an ultra-wide curved gaming monitor.

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