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Have LCD monitors recently dropped in price?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by b11_, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. b11_

    b11_ Flightless Bird

    Have any of you noticed that some or many of the LCD monitors have dropped in
    price?
     
  2. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    In what country?

    On Mon, 4 Jan 2010 16:11:01 -0800, in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, b11_
    <b11@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Have any of you noticed that some or many of the LCD monitors have dropped in
    >price?
     
  3. Patrick Keenan

    Patrick Keenan Flightless Bird

    "b11_" <b11@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D52C35CF-2796-41B8-A55F-B321AE21740F@microsoft.com...
    > Have any of you noticed that some or many of the LCD monitors have dropped
    > in
    > price?


    This has been a general trend for a few years. Production improvments have
    increased yields and this reduces the cost to produce ever-larger screens,
    hence the downward movement of prices for LCD TVs and monitors.

    In some jurisdictions, there may also be government subsidies to promote a
    shift away from CRT to LCD monitors because LCD devices use a fraction of
    the power and (especially in RoHS approved units) fewer heavy metals. As a
    specific example, a CRT monitor can contain about three pounds of lead,
    while an LCD may contain only a few grams.

    The monitor I'm writing this on (a 19" viewsonic) is discontinued, but the
    last time I saw one priced new it was about $100 less than I paid a couple
    of years before.

    The same trend applied to CRT monitors. I remember paying over $1000 for a
    17" CRT, and five or six years later they were under $500.

    -pk
     
  4. David C. Holley

    David C. Holley Flightless Bird

    The pattern that you can count on is that as time passes, prices fall. For
    example, I bought my first DVD player around $200. They're now available for
    as low as $30. LCD HDTV's are now in the $500-$1,000 range. In 2000, who
    would have thought that you could get a decent laptop for less than $500.

    "b11_" <b11@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D52C35CF-2796-41B8-A55F-B321AE21740F@microsoft.com...
    > Have any of you noticed that some or many of the LCD monitors have dropped
    > in
    > price?
     
  5. Frank A.

    Frank A. Flightless Bird

    > Have any of you noticed that some or many of the LCD monitors have
    > dropped in price?


    But since you asked....:)
    Not unless you're completely blind, never read media, and are utterly cut
    off from the world. When you can buy a 22" monitor in super condition
    used, for less than $100, yeah....I'd say prices have dropped a hair. And
    a 28" for just over $300? Unfortunately the 30" models have not dropped
    much at all in the last 1-2 years. Still around $600-800 used. But most
    of them use IPS panels which are higher quality than the typical stuff
    most of us use in the smaller sizes so perhaps thats one of the reasons.

    Watch for the aspect ratio to change from 16:10 to 16:9. Well its already
    changing. Also watch for more LED backlit monitors as they have far
    better contrast than LCD and use a fraction of the power. Both Dell and
    Benq have models worth watching. Samsung has LED 24" and 30" models but
    they are priced out of range of 99.99% of the population.

    BTW, this doesn't even belong in windowsxp.general. Maybe
    windowsxp.hardware if its related to XP - but this is not. There are many
    newsgroups for monitors I imagine with very knowledgeable and up to the
    minute informed people there more than willing to discuss a general topic
    like this.
     

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