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Why do 2560x1600 monitors cost so much?

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August 31, 2010 1:15:49 PM

I really would have loved to have a 2560x1600 monitor 'cause I do gfx desing and 3d... but they are too costly :( . The lowest price I saw was $1200 , that's just ridiculous imo.

August 31, 2010 1:26:10 PM

demonnn said:
I really would have loved to have a 2560x1600 monitor 'cause I do gfx desing and 3d... but they are too costly :( . The lowest price I saw was $1200 , that's just ridiculous imo.

I know I got my pc for less then that!
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August 31, 2010 1:33:31 PM

Because any gamer or mainstream user will never buy that big monitor. Only enthusiast with a big budget. I understand that you need a 30" monitor, but because of the reasons stated above, they won't lower their price.
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August 31, 2010 6:41:02 PM

You don't need a 2560x1600 res to do your gfx designing, you can easily get by with a cheaper 27" or buy (3) 24" screens for about 650.00$ and have 5760x 1080 res for a fraction of the cost compared to a single 30".

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August 31, 2010 7:22:52 PM

Nope , I don't like multiple monitors. I can't stand that space between monitors , and you would still have 1080 lines vertically.
27" monitors are 1080p ... that's not even a good upgrade from 1680x1050 (at least vertically ) plus I don't like to have oversized UI . 1080p belongs in 24"-es
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August 31, 2010 7:25:49 PM

Then go with 1920x1200? And I agree bezels are annoying but it's really not THAT bad, but still, it's odd that a company hasn't made (or at least that it hasn't caught on) thin side bezel monitors.
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August 31, 2010 7:30:32 PM

My sister works for a company called Alpha-Graphics and she can get by with a 27" just fine, if you are being picky about the res then I guess you are going to need a wad of cash for that screen you need.

Not all 27" screens are 1080p, I have seen a few that are 2560 x 1440 native.
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August 31, 2010 8:31:00 PM

Yup Dell has a 27" sporting a 2560x1440 res. It's usually on sale a big pile off too. I've seen it as low as ~700 if i remember correctly. I'd keep an eye out.

Currently the 27" is on for $949 and the 30" is on for $999. Bun only on the Canadian website that i can see. Only the 27" is on for $999 on the US site.
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August 31, 2010 8:33:24 PM

I do graphical design on multiple monitors. Granted mine are 1920x1200, so each "screen" is big enough for its own window, that way the bezels never matter, becuase I don't like them "cut" my windows, I have different windows in each screen. Once you get used to it, its so much better.
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August 31, 2010 9:39:20 PM

demonnn said:
I really would have loved to have a 2560x1600 monitor 'cause I do gfx desing and 3d... but they are too costly :( . The lowest price I saw was $1200 , that's just ridiculous imo.


These monitors generally use H-IPS panels which are rather expensive to manufacture. I think some use S-PVA panels, but they are still much more expensive to manufacture than TN panels.

Addtionally, because of the high resolution, there are many pixels that are on the screen which uses more materials to produce.

Lastly, LCD panels are manufactured in large panes of "glass". The larger the LCD panel size, the few panels can be cut from the "glass". Additionally, defective areas must be cut around, therefore decreasing the number of LCD panels cut from the glass. The fewer the panels cut from the pane of "glass" the higher the cost per unit because there is a fixed involved to manufacture the pane of "glass".

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Do you get the picture?
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