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Super widescreen comes to the desktop: hands-on with LG's 21:9 display

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The LG EA83 is a 29-inch IPS monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio.

Gallery Photo: LG EA93 29-inch widescreen IPS monitor and EA83 27-inch display
Gallery Photo: LG EA93 29-inch widescreen IPS monitor and EA83 27-inch display

LG's 29-inch EA93 monitor may not be the largest screen at its IFA hall, but the super-wide 21:9 IPS display is still pretty unusual. Big enough for several full-sized spreadsheets or browser pages, the monitor includes a screen-splitting feature that automatically resizes windows on the screen, giving you up to four panels with several custom options. Depending on your needs, the EA93 may be able to replace some dual-monitor setups, and widescreen videos watched on it are very wide indeed — resolution is 2560 x 1080. That said, we're not sure exactly when it goes on sale or how much it might sell for. There's not an official launch date, though we're told that the EA93 will launch in January along with its companion, the more traditional-looking 27-inch IPS EA83. The EA83 will sell for around 800 euros, while no price is given for the widescreen monitor.