LCDs

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by lucs, May 7, 2002.

  1. lucs macrumors member

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    Does anyone know if Apple has any plans of lowering the prices of their LCDs (at least the lower, 15 and 17 inch models), in the near future? One of the main issues for me right now (taking into account the lack of money) is to build a nice desktop system with an lcd monitor staying below the 2000 dollar mark, even with the education discounts...

    or are they going to do the same thing they did with the ipod: release bigger displays and keep the same prices for the existing products?
     
  2. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    LCD

    Well, if you want an LCD, try Princeton Graphics. I have the Senergy 850, and it a REALLY nice display.

    As for Apple, I am not sure...
     
  3. ericb88 macrumors member

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    i feel you dude, that is exactly what i want. Hopefully apple will realize all the potential profit they would get. lets all hope...
     
  4. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not expecting any price drops from Apple's LCDs anytime soon.

    The price increases on the iMac are due, in part, to rising prices on LCD panels. The industry right now is seeing demand catch up to, and even surpass, supply.

    If you're going to buy, there's no sense in waiting...prices could even go up!
     
  5. lucs thread starter macrumors member

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    asian manufacturing plants

    Oh thats true, i forgot about the 100 dollar increase in the imac.......but i thought that apple was buying the lcd screens all from these Taiwanese suppliers for a better price (i dont really remember in which article i read this, but i'm pretty sure i saw it) for like an year now...

    If the prices of the lcds go up, i'll be one pissed motherf*cker

    I checked the Princeton Graphics displays, but they look kinda bulky...and sooo beige :) ....
     
  6. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Check out NEC. I really want to get their 18": black with slim border
     
  7. TyleRomeo macrumors 6502a

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    well i hope those 19' LCDs are coming out this July maybe that will help spark a price drop. 15' for $500 17' $800 19' $1200 and 22' $2200.

    but then again the 19' LCD mite be a widescreen Hi def monitor which could be priced easily between $1500-$1800.

    tyler
     
  8. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Look at what ViewSonic has to offer. I have the VG175, a 17.4" LCD and it is very, very sweet. You can get the 17" model for less then the 17.4" one, and the 15" models are even less. I got the 17.4" for less then what Apple is selling their 17" model for. About $150 less at the time, which was last year.
     
  9. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Princeton

    Princeton Graphics displays aren't beige. My SenErgy 850 is a shiny silver and black. Very bright, and very very nice.
     

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