Samsung curved monitor review

I’m going to be completely honest with you, when the lovely folks over at Samsung got in touch about trying out their 34 inch curved monitor my initial thought was, “what about my aesthetically pleasing home office?!”. Jules is always trying to convince me that function trumps form and in this instance I have happily acknowledged that this monitor makes my every day work so much easier and more pleasurable and because it is a sleek flat screen it fits right in. As soon as the monitor arrived, I quickly figured out its functions and I am now completely hooked. I don’t think I will be able to go back to a small laptop screen (and lucky for me, the monitor is staying!).

Let me tell you a bit about how I use it and why it’s made such a difference. I’m not going to use any technical jargon as I don’t understand that stuff but you can find out all of those details here.

Samsung curved monitor review | Apartment Apothecary

Firstly, this screen is huge at 34 inches so I can have multiple screens in one. As you can see below, I can have my emails, social media, blog, Photoshop and whatever else not only open at the same time but viewable so I can can work on different things simultaneously and keep an eye out for social media updates and so on. I hook my lap top up to the monitor, which sits in front of it, and work on blog posts and I can see the post developing on the monitor, rather than having to constantly hop between tabs. This is a revelation.

Samsung curved monitor review | Apartment Apothecary

Another major benefit of this screen is that it is curved, which makes it so much more immersive than a flat screen and perusing a site such as Pinterest becomes a completely new experience. The photographs are wonderfully large and clear and I can get lost in a world of beauty.

Samsung curved monitor review | Apartment Apothecary

The last thing that I have discovered about the curved monitor, which is amazing, is that you can split the screen in two. One side can be hooked up to my laptop and one side can be hooked up to someone else’s laptop. This is going to make collaborative work so much easier and more enjoyable – perfect for my big desk, too, as two of us can sit side by side. Anyone fancy a joint project?!

I’m sure there is much more to discover about this new addition to my working life. I’m totally sold (and Jules is totally jealous!).

Katy x

 

*This post was written in collaboration with Samsung.

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19 Comments

  1. Alison Perry 25th May 2015 / 9:59 am

    Wow. I’ve never heard of a curved screen. I’ve seen plenty people work from two screens at once, but this looks so much neater. I work with a MacBook Air and I now have screen envy…
    Definitely doesn’t mess with your work space aesthetics – still looks awesome.

    • Katy 25th May 2015 / 11:49 am

      I think #screenenvy should become a hashtag – a couple of other people said that over on Instagram!! Thanks for the comment, Alison x

  2. Sarah-Lou 25th May 2015 / 4:36 pm

    yeah, ok…want one! #screenenvy x

    • Katy 25th May 2015 / 6:06 pm

      Ha! I thought you’d say that 😉 x

  3. Fritha Strickland 25th May 2015 / 4:44 pm

    wow I didn’t realise I needed this..but I totally do! It looks amazing, my laptop screen suddenly feels very small! x

    • Katy 25th May 2015 / 6:07 pm

      Right? Don’t think I will ever be able to go back to a lap top screen now! X

  4. Eleanor 25th May 2015 / 6:38 pm

    Wow, that’s a thing of beauty. I’ve worked in Technology for 20 years and it still never ceases to amaze me.

    • Katy 26th May 2015 / 6:27 am

      I have to be honest – I had no idea anything like this existed! Still can’t get over that I can split it in half and someone else work with me on it x

  5. Hannah 25th May 2015 / 8:32 pm

    ooooo super cool, very CSI 🙂 I can image it’d keep everything so organised, it’s great.

    • Katy 26th May 2015 / 6:24 am

      Yes, very organised. Don’t miss anything on social media either as I can see each page x

  6. Gill Crawshaw 25th May 2015 / 8:46 pm

    I’m definitely not showing this to my husband or he’ll really want one! x

    • Katy 26th May 2015 / 6:24 am

      Ha! Mine is so, so jealous! X

  7. Adele 25th May 2015 / 10:09 pm

    Wow! Your office is so beautiful. I feel like I’d be so much more productive there than here! We have a huge monitor because my husband is a designer. I must admit I enjoy it too.

    • Katy 26th May 2015 / 6:25 am

      Makes a real difference, especially when dealing with images all day. I love it x

  8. Jess @ Along Came Cherry 26th May 2015 / 3:16 pm

    Wow this looks AMAZING!! I’ve recently upgraded from a laptop to a fairly large monitor but this looks so good! x

  9. Katie Albury 27th May 2015 / 5:10 pm

    Wowzers this computer screen looks amazing! I would absolutely love to have something like that to work on from home…your workspace looks beautiful too! x

  10. Lori 29th May 2015 / 8:15 am

    Erm hello pinterest!! How do you ever leave teh screen?! this looks so good, especially with our line of work and love the multiple screen option. I bet Jules is in heaven! x

  11. Lorna 29th May 2015 / 8:57 am

    It looks amazing! I’m thinking of getting a screen to make working off my laptop easier. I can’t see the laptop in your photos though? Does it usually sit in front of your screen? I worry about the laptop getting in the way of screen so just wondered how that worked for you?

    • Katy 1st June 2015 / 11:17 am

      Basically, the lap top sits in front of the screen and you can raise the monitor up to eye-level, so the lap-top doesn’t block it. Or, you can just use the monitor and set the lap-top to the side. x

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