Redefining The PC

from the the-IMAX-monitor... dept

I heard about this a few months back, but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. The typical PC monitor only covers a tiny portion of a user’s field of vision, leaving plenty of untapped visual real estate. A researcher at Microsoft is working on a new, curved display that acts almost like an IMAX-style monitor for your computer, making much more efficient use of your field of vision. I have to admit, it sounds very tempting. It’s 12 inches high, and 44 inches across as it curves around your desk, making the most of your peripheral vision as well. Of course, this is a long way off from any sort of actual product. I also wonder what it would mean for laptops, which can’t offer the same sort of coverage. I could see similar systems being used in head mounted displays, though.

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “Redefining The PC”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment
dorpus says:

Support dilemma for game makers

Surely, game makers will want to take advantage of the new opportunities this would offer. However, if most people do not own a panamax monitor, game makers would have to make two versions of their product, for the high-end vs. ordinary gamers.

It also occurs to me that wide-angle monitors could create a new kind of annoyance. For now, I can easily rest my eyes by turning my head away from a narrow-angle monitor. With a wide angle monitor, I’d have to turn all the way around. Monitors that don’t irritate the eyes still seem to be a ways off.

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...