For today’s test we have the Curved Gaming Monitor KTC H32S17 looked at more closely. The company KTC is still quite unknown in this country. However, the KTC Technology Group has existed since 1995 and specializes in the production of flat screens. To the Foundry-Marken of the manufacturer include, among others Samsung, LG as well as Xiaomi. So you can be curious to see how the curved gaming monitor from China performs.
Unboxing: delivery handling and assembly
The KTC H32S17 Curved Gaming Monitor will be delivered securely packed in foam. The scope of delivery includes:
- 1x Display-Port Kabel
- 2x screws for mounting the stand
- 4x screws for optional wall mounting
- 1x Cross Slot Tool
- Quick start guide
- user guide
- warranty card
The assembly is very easy and done within 5 minutes. You write the stand together with 2 screws and then click it into the back of the monitor. You can use the stand to Shop des Monitors still around Tilt -5 to 15 degrees. On the back, in addition to the side speakers, you will also find 4 LEDs that set accents and ensure pleasant RGB ambient lighting. However, it is not possible to change the brightness or color of the LEDs.
|resolution||2560×1440 @ 165 Hz|
|MPRT Response Time||1 ms|
|Contrast||3500: 1 (TYP)|
|Maximum brightness||300 cd/m²|
|color space||85% NTSC, 99% sRGB|
|Visible zone||697.344 x 392.256 mm|
|power consumption operation||Bis 65 Watt|
|Standby power consumption||Bis 0,5 Watt|
RTS (Real Time Strategy)
RAC (racing games)
|Blue light reduction||And|
What connections does the KTC H32S17 have?
The Curved Gaming Monitor comes with the following connections:
- 1x power connector
- 1x USB Port (USB 2.0)
- 1x HDMI Port (HDMI 2.0)
- 2x Display Port (DP 1.2)
- 1x 3.5mm jack for headphones
You will also find a power button on the back of the monitor, which also serves as a Joystick for menu navigation employ.
The power button on the back of the monitor also doubles as a joystick for the KTC H32S17’s menu navigation. The functions of the joystick are quickly explained:
|Joystick hoch||Change the signal source (Display Port, HDMI)|
|Joystick down||control volume|
|Joystick links||Bring up the game assistant menu|
|joystick right||Preset mode – opens a submenu|
|Joystick pressed||Turn on the monitor.
Open the menu.
Hold for 3 seconds to turn off the monitor
The menu navigation via joystick is well thought out. You can use it to navigate very intuitively through the menu.
What to look for in the gaming monitor?
Whether normal monitor or curved gaming monitor. First and foremost, it should be good for gambling. Of course, the size of the gaming monitor is the biggest criterion when buying it. However, you should make sure that the resolution also fits the size. Small monitors are rather suboptimal for gaming, which is why you should use at least a size of 27 inches. A 27-inch monitor should have a resolution of at least Full HD for Office. As far as gaming is concerned, you should at least rely on QHD.
Larger screens from 32 inches, on the other hand, require a higher resolution. A pure 4k monitor has a very high resolution, but is more expensive. You can also confidently rely on UHD or QHD here. The differences are in the resolution:
|4K||4096 x 2160||~17:9||8.847.360|
|UHD (4K)||3840 x 2160||16:9||8.294.400|
|QHD (2K)||2560 x 1440||16:9||3.686.400|
|Full HD||1920 x 1080||16:9||2.073.600|
Also the refresh rate is an important factor in choosing the right gaming monitor. This is given in Hertz (or Hz for short). This value tells you how many images the monitor can display per second. je higher this value ishowever smoother and smoother the games are played.
Also the reaction time is important for a gaming monitor, if not the most important criterion when it comes to gaming. The response time indicates how large the input lag of a monitor is. With Input-Lag is the reaction time meant, by the input on the input device (e.g. a joystick) to its Execution on the screen is needed. For example, with a response time of 1 millisecond, it takes 1 millisecond for input from the mouse or keyboard to appear on the screen. The lower this value is, the better.
Is a curved monitor good for gaming?
You’ve probably already asked yourself: Why a curved monitor? When it comes to gaming, a curved screen can actually be better than a flat screen. Due to its curved shape, the curved screen adapts to the human eye, allowing the images to be viewed more clearly look more natural.
If you have a larger screen, you’ve probably noticed that text is harder to read at the edges than in the middle of the screen. The distance of your eyes remain to a curved monitor however, always remain the same. That means your eyes don’t have to refocus as much, which is ultimately more comfortable.
How does the KTC H32S17 perform during gaming?
We tested the KTC H32S17 Curved Gaming Monitor for a few hours in Minecraft and Fortnite in different modes and settings. The VA panel delivered a perfect image at all times in our test.
Unfortunately, we do not have a measuring device for color calibration in the editorial office. But in our subjective opinion, the color calibration and the illumination of the KTC H32S17 are good. clouding and Backlight Bleeding we couldn’t find that either. It should also be noted that the maximum repetition rate of 165 Hz is only possible via DisplayPost. If HDMI is used as a connection, 144 Hz is the end.
You also have to be aware that a curved monitor is only suitable for one person to work/play with the screen. If you watch films with several people and sit a little to the side, then the image quality will already decrease. These monitors are simply made to be looked at from the front.
All in all, the KTC H32S17 Curved Gaming Monitor makes a good impression. Thanks to FreeSync and G-Sync compatibility, the monitor works well with AMD or NVIDIA graphics cards. It can also dynamically adjust its refresh rate between 48 and 165 Hz. through the Flicker-Free-Technologie as well as the Low Blue Light-Modus the strain on the eyes is reduced.
Only the support of HDR is a nice feature here, since the lower maximum brightness tends to fall short of expectations. You can tilt the monitor though; but we would have liked a possibility of height adjustment.
By entering the code NNNDEH32S17 you can currently get the KTC H32S17 Curved Gaming Monitor at Geekbuying for 219 euros kaufen.