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GADGET GURU

Q CHERRY GREEN, UTTOXETER

Which monitor should I get?

A The progressive ease at which Korea, Japan, and China can manufacture LCD panels means great things for the desktop market, and good news for fans of odd aspect ratios and absurd pixel density. Though selecting the right one boils down to a personal cost/benefit analysis.

You could plump for a 16:9 screen, which suits most applications, most online video formats, and most games, or you could go mad with a more exotic oblong: the Cinemascope-shaped 21:9 is making big inroads, while Samsung and others are pushing a rather silly 32:9 ultrawide ratio.

When things start getting that complex, and you start dealing with that many

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