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When are LCD monitors going down in price this year?

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April 17, 2007 2:08:18 AM

I read an article or two recently that monitors are about to drop about 30-40% sometime this year.

Can anyone confirm this?
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April 17, 2007 3:40:36 AM

I remember hearing about some LCD TV prices that will take place in 2007. I don't think that includes any LCD TV that supports 1080p.

As for prices for computer LCD monitors, I don't think there will be any significant price drops. Or at least I haven't heard of any.
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a c 195 C Monitor
April 17, 2007 3:57:40 AM

Actually there may be a price reducing in the 24" LCD market because Samsung has developed a 24" LCD panel based on the cheaper TN panel technology. TN panels are typically 6-bit, but there's not reason why an 8-bit TN panel cannot be built.

Right now the cheapest 24" LCD that can be bought is most likely the Acer AL2423Wdr which can be had for $600 + shipping over at Newegg. A 24" LCD using a TN panel may bring an entry levle 24" monitor that's prices in the upper $400 or lower $500. That's my guess.

The potentially lower price of these 24" TN panels may lower the price of smaller size monitors that also uses TN panel technology. But I don't foresee significant price drops.

Just for reference:

Current 24" LCD using the better 8-bit P-MVA or S-PVA technologies are in the $600 - $1,000 range. 24" LCDs using the superior S-IPS (and similar) technology start at about $1,300.
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a c 195 C Monitor
April 17, 2007 4:00:28 AM

Lastly, this question is better asked in the CE (Consumer Electronics) section of the forum under "Flat Panels/ LCDs".

http://forumz.tomshardware.com/ce/
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