4K monitors could be the next big thing in enterprise offices, particularly curved UHD displays: Here’s why.
Stephan Jukic – January 15, 2015
Among all the other 4K goodies at CES 2015, one of the major items was the arrival of several new monitors from companies like LG, Samsung and HP. Among these monitors were a number of curved PC screens with 4K resolution.
While 4K monitors themselves are nothing new and have been popular for at least most of the last year among gamers, photographers, videographers and other art and design professionals, curvature in a PC screen is definitely a bit of a new twist.
Aimed mainly at enterprise users, these new curved 4K PC monitors are something that their manufacturers are hoping to see become popular in corporate settings despite their still somewhat high prices.
The reason why the major manufacturers of both curved and flat-screen 4K monitors are seriously expecting their machines to be the next major thing in enterprise settings is something that stems from the data analysis needs of companies using software from SAP, Oracle and others.
Having mountains of colorful, highly interactive data to analyze while also moving through numerous apps in the process of doing that analysis is a key part of the enterprise workflow experience and its always best done on the most colorful, high resolution screen possible. And when it comes to colorful, high resolution and maximal screen size, pretty much nothing beats 4K.
In simpler terms, modern corporate data visualization is moving closer to gaming in terms of its need for high intensity, high quality graphics and companies like HP, Dell, LG and Samsung are betting on this as something that makes their 4K monitors highly attractive for certain types of corporate customers.
Of course, 4K displays are certainly not cost savers (at least not yet) and even the cheapest PC models on the market cost at least $300 and usually well above $400 but these prices will keep dropping and the monitors’ manufacturers are hoping that the attraction of 4K resolution and color display will offset pricing concerns for higher-end corporate buyers who want the best possible equipment for their data crunching specialist employees.
Also, a big potential part of the value of large curved ultra HD monitors could come from their sheer size. No models with screen sizes of less than 27 inches were on display at CES 2015 and the curvature coupled with such a large screen could allow corporate users to replace their existing twin HD monitor displays with a single curved 4K set. This simpler setup would also look more reasonable in terms of pricing, especially if the superior resolution and visual specs of ultra HD are factored in.
Given the powerful, colorful and increasingly interactive nature of data crunching applications from software makers like Oracle and SAP, the mesh of 4K display with the software in question is something a lot of enterprise users will definitely take a look at.
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