I've been through all twenty pages of Amazon search results for this query (70% of them wrong, but that's another matter), and haven't found ANY monitor like this. I can live without USB-C, and I don't game, but I've learned that the refresh rate is very relevant - 30Hz is visibly slow, while 50Hz is enough. I want this monitor for desktop work, and the curvature of my current DELL 34" has been great for productivity, but its low resolution compared to my 4K laptop is a problem.
Below are the closest monitors I've found.
Curved 32" (31.5") 4K monitors - all have VA panels
- MSI Optix MAG321CURV Gaming Monitor - height adjustable, USB-C but only 15W power; USB hub; no speakers
- Dell S3221QS - height adjustable and speakers, but no USB-C. Refresh rate not mentioned.
- Philips 328E1CA - VA panel, no adjustable stand, poor viewing angles
- Samsung 32-Inch UR590C - stand not adjustable, gimmicky curve stops 6" from each edge; no USB-C. There's a monitor + arm combo that has the same monitor.
- AOC CU32V3 - no adjustable stand, cheapo, no USB-C
- VIOTEK NV32Q (NewEgg) - not height-adjustable
Non-curved 32" 4K IPS monitors
- LG - 32" UltraFine 32UL950 - speakers, USB-C/Thunderbolt. Set the "Black stabilizer" to zero for dark theme programming work.
- Dell U3219Q - USB-C, USB hub. No built-in speakers, but there's a sound bar accessory that mounts on the stand; Amazon,
- BenQ EW3280U - speakers, USB-C + 60W, not height-adjustable 🤦
- HP Z32 31.5-inch 4K UHD - USB-C data + 65Wpower; no built-in speakers; Amazon
- ViewSonic VP3268-4K - speakers, but no USB-C; Amazon. I bought it and it turns out the maximum refresh rate is 30Hz and the minimum height is 3.25", which is too tall. That's the height of fixed stands. Good monitor ergonomics dictate the the top of the monitor be exactly in front of the user's eyes while they look straight ahead. Otherwise, you'll get neck strain when you look above. A stand should go as low as possible, not as high as possible, because you can always put the monitor on books or whatever. ViewSonic's design of the stand for this monitor is just... dumb. Sorry. I ended up placing the top of all my windows a few inches below the top of the screen, but then why am I paying for a 32" when I'm using only 80% of its surface?
- Asus ProArt PA329C - USB-C 60W power delivery, frequent dead pixels. The 2016 version (PA328Q, no USB-C) was also plagued by dead pixels. Both are height-adjustable and have speakers in the specs - PA329C, PA328Q, and the newer PA329Q (still no USB-C). Unclear refresh rate. Among 4K ASUS monitors, the refresh rate seems to be only clearly specified for the upcoming ProArt Display PA32UCG - "48~120 Hz Variable-refresh-rate (VRR) for game developer" and the ASUS CG32UQ HDR Console Gaming Monitor (40-60Hz)
- There's the 34" 5120x2160 5K2K @ 60Hz LG monitor, but it's not curved (annoying for a 34" ultrawide) and users have reported image burn-in.
- MSI Prestige PS341WU 34" 5120 x 2160 - 60Hz, USB-C (5V/3A power, but no data "transmition"); adjustable; no speakers. Amazon, Newegg
Neither DELL nor HP make this 32" 4K curved combo. Dell makes an otherwise great 34" curved (the U3419W with USB-C and speakers), but it's not 4K, and the pixelage is pretty bad once you get used to 4K. The 38" DELL isn't much better, at only 1600 vertical pixels.
Why is this so hard for manufacturers? Get a darn adjustable stand (there are many), and plaster it onto a 32" 4K curved panel (there are quite a few).
Do I need to give up the stand and mount a curved 4K IPS panel on 2 inches of books or something?