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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.

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.

In over 6 months of searching, and haven't found ANY monitor fulfilling these criteria. I haven't found any 32" curved 4K IPS panels, regardless of any other features.

Below are the closest monitors I've found.

Curved 32" (31.5") 4K monitors - all have VA panels

Flat 32" 4K IPS monitors

  • LG UltraFine 32EP950 - LG's first OLED monitor, announced at CES 2021. Besides OLED: KVM, 2xDisplayPort 1.4, 2xUSB, USB-C with 90W power delivery, 60Hz refresh rate. Reddit is not that excited about it. No official product page yet.
  • LG - 32" UltraFine 32UL950 - fully adjustable, speakers, USB-C/Thunderbolt with 60W power delivery (insufficient for a ThinkPad X1C). Set the "Black stabilizer" to zero for dark theme programming work. Some users have reported image burn-in.
  • Dell U3219Q - fully adjustable, 60Hz, USB-C with 90W power delivery, USB hub. No built-in speakers, but there's a sound bar accessory that mounts on the stand, powered via USB from the monitor; Amazon buyers report backlight bleed.
  • ViewSonic VP3268-4K - speakers, but no USB-C. 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? Amazon
  • BenQ EW3280U - good speakers, USB-C 60W, not height-adjustable (same issue as with the ViewSonic above) but instead it comes with a small remote 🤦. Suspend/resume works perfectly with Linux though, and it has a simple but useful volume knob. Sound is great but the lack of height adjustability made me not use the upper 25% of the screen. Wit the speakers below the bezel, the usable screen area starts at 103mm above the desk.
  • HP Z32 31.5-inch 4K UHD - USB-C data + 65W power delivery; no built-in speakers; Amazon
  • Asus ProArt PA329C - USB-C 60W, 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)

(plus a bunch of VA panel 32" 4K monitors: AOC U3277PWQU LG 32UD59, Samsung S32R750U, Samsung U32J590)

5K monitors

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.

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  • Consider getting a separate VESA stand. If a monitor is VESA compatible, you can easily find a plethora of stands for it (for desk/wall mount, for 1/2/3... screens.. you name it!). Mounting is easy, just 4 screws. And yes, you need adjustable stand! – Ott Toomet Jun 7 '20 at 15:18
  • Most displays are VESA compatible - but in this general product space, be aware that the Samsung UR59C series (32" VA 4K curved) doesn't have a VESA mount. There are adapters out there but they are a significant portion of the cost of the monitor. – Dan Pritts Jan 22 at 18:56
  • I just purchased the Dell S3221QS. I would disagree that the viewing angles are "very poor" but they certainly aren't great. I notice it vertically with the monitor at arm's length. For anyone who's on the fence, I'll say that the curve (1800R) is great. More curve would be better. – Dan Pritts Mar 8 at 20:56
  • @Dan Dascalescu - you mention that your viewsonic is max 30Hz refresh rate. This might be because you're going through a USB-C docking station. Mine doesn't provide enough bandwidth to do 60Hz at 4k; vendor said that I needed a thunderbolt dock or a dedicated cable to my mac. – Dan Pritts Apr 27 at 16:24
  • @DanPritts: no docking station, I was connecting the ThinkPad directly to the monitor. – Dan Dascalescu May 9 at 0:36
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I would say that it is better to get an adjustable VESA stand on Amazon, than to actively search out for a monitor with an adjustable stand on it.

Hemundu Monitor Stand
VIVO Monitor Stand
VIVO Tall Monitor Stand
AmazonBasics Monitor Stand

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  • That solves the height-adjusting part, but I still haven't found a curved 4K IPS monitor. – Dan Dascalescu Dec 27 '20 at 2:33

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