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Why are 1920x1200 monitors so expensive? O.o

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July 17, 2009 5:45:55 PM

I've been looking to upgrade my monitor from 1440x900, and want to get 1920x1200. After looking around at some sites, i've noticed that 1920x1200 monitors are substantially more expensive than 1920x1080 monitors...why is that? It seems generally, 1920x1080 monitors are about $200, and 1920x1200 seem to be around $300. Why the 150% increase in price for 11% more pixels? Do you guys suggest any good 1920x1200 monitors?
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July 17, 2009 5:51:40 PM

I believe those panels at 1920x1080 are much cheaper to manufacture then 1920x1200 they also yield better. Not 100% sure bit i believe those are some factors.
July 17, 2009 7:49:21 PM

1920x1080 is a HD standard, they're compatible with most hd devices plus it's a std res for b-ray movies. That's why they're becoming common and hence cheaper. Most OS and modern games support it, so save the $100 bucks and get one of them instead...
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July 18, 2009 12:56:03 AM

guys, i have a similar question to the OP, but a bit different...

why is there such a difference between monitors bout 19-22 inches in size, and 24 inches and above? for just a few more inches, the prices Skyrocket! how come?
July 18, 2009 11:43:43 AM

XD_dued said:
I've been looking to upgrade my monitor from 1440x900, and want to get 1920x1200. After looking around at some sites, i've noticed that 1920x1200 monitors are substantially more expensive than 1920x1080 monitors...why is that? It seems generally, 1920x1080 monitors are about $200, and 1920x1200 seem to be around $300. Why the 150% increase in price for 11% more pixels? Do you guys suggest any good 1920x1200 monitors?

Stop being so cheap and get a 2560x1600 monitor. :fou: 
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July 18, 2009 1:29:38 PM

LCD panels are manufactured in sheets measuring roughly 2.5m x 2.2m (or 8.2 feet x 7.2 feet) with current generation manufacturing processes. Additionally there are basically three panel tech in increasing manufacturing costs TN, *VA and IPS panel techs. A panel tech is applied to the entire sheet. Thus, the cost of producing a 2.5m x 2.2m TN panel tech sheet, is less costly to manufacture than a 2.5m x 2.2m *PV panel tech sheet, which in turn is less expensive to produce than a 2.5m x 2.2m IPS panel tech sheet.

There is a fixed cost to the production of each sheet. Monitor size panels are cut out of each of these 2.5m x 2.2m sheets. The manufacturer can cut out more 22" LCD panels than 30" LCD panels from one of these sheets. Thus, the cost per unit of 22" LCD panels is less than the cost per unit of 30" LCD panels from these sheets.

Additionally, there are usually some imperfections in each batch, the more number of imperfection the lower number of 22" or 30" (or any size in between) can be cut from each sheet. Imperfections increases the cost per unit; since fewer 30" panels can be cut of a 2.5m x 2.2m sheet, any imperfections can dramatically decrease the number of "cut-able" panels from the sheet, thus increasing costs per unit.

As any consumer should know, manufacturers transfers the cost of manufacturing a product to the consumer. That includes the cost of defective items in the production line. And just to clarify, the above is a rather simplistic description of a process that is immensely more complex.

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July 18, 2009 6:46:10 PM

XD_dued said:
I've been looking to upgrade my monitor from 1440x900, and want to get 1920x1200. After looking around at some sites, i've noticed that 1920x1200 monitors are substantially more expensive than 1920x1080 monitors...why is that? It seems generally, 1920x1080 monitors are about $200, and 1920x1200 seem to be around $300. Why the 150% increase in price for 11% more pixels? Do you guys suggest any good 1920x1200 monitors?




I bought one of these and so far its been excellent!


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3326540&CatId=3774
July 21, 2009 5:28:29 AM

I bought an Acer P243 on sale at Newegg for $240. I think regular price is ~$300. It's a great monitor and much better than my 22" Samsung 2232BW+.
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