Realistically, how much will Apple reduce the display prices? And when?

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  1. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2004
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Dell has a 20.1" LCD monitor for $524 and a 24" for $1019.

    Apple's 20" is $799 and 23" is $1499.

    Even with the edu. discount I'll get with Apple, its still hard to pass up on saving a couple hundred dollars. So realistically, when and how much will Apple lower the display prices? I'm thinking something like this...

    17" - $299 (thats probably wishful thinking, but that would be what they would have to price it to compete with Dell)
    20" - $699 (maybe $599?)
    23" - $1299
    30" - no price cut

    So what would you say? Think as if you were Apple, wanting to be competitive, but still making a profit.
  2. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    the cut the prices in like march sooo it might be a while, im with you they should bring back the 17'' for 299 or 399 or a 15'' for 199
  3. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    Is the Dell based on an all-aluminum design?

    I think the ACD's may come down a bit, but considering the 20" old-school ACD I bought around a year and a half ago was 1299.00, don't count on it.
  4. The_Man macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2005
    I agree that ACD's are over priced and I cannot see myself ever spending that ridiculous amount of money of those monitors when you can get a dell monitor for a less and with more features. Apple needs to seriously work on the pricing for their monitor line.
  5. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    So Dell is making their displays out of aluminum instead of plastic now?
  6. yellow5 macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2005
    I just bought a 20" ACD and it's beautiful.

    I'd definatly pay more to look at a silver apple all day rather than a circle with "Dell" written inside it.


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