Gadget of the Day – Philips widescreen monitor

Well, we've upgraded every other piece of hardware for Vista – graphics card, memory, processor – so why not the monitor too?Philips recko

Well, we've upgraded every other piece of hardware for Vista – graphics card, memory, processor – so why not the monitor too?Philips reckons its two new LCD slabs are just the ticket. In 20 and 22in widescreen flavours, they're the perfect width for accommodating Vista's sidebar without encroaching on desktop real estate.They're touted more at office types than gamers but you’ll still get a respectable 5ms response. Besides, all work and no play makes Philips a dull gadgeteer.The big payback, however, is the lowest power consumption on God's earth. See, your green halo's shining already.

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