Apple should make a low-end monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by n459umb4786ers, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. n459umb4786ers macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2009
    Apple should make lower priced monitors. They should have versions that are smaller like 15'' and 17'' so it won't be so expensive. Maybe ones that don't include speakers or iSight or only includes iSight. Or let us customize it at the Apple Online Store. Do you think it's possible Apple would do that? Why or why not?
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    Apple is known to have some of the best displays in the industry. They probably wouldn't lower the quality of the screen just to lower the price. That's why you can always purchase a cheap monitor somewhere else -- because Apple doesn't make crap.

    Of course, you could get a third-party monitor and slap an Apple sticker on the side. ;)
  3. n459umb4786ers thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2009
    Can't Apple make a monitor with a smaller screen at least? It's not like everyone needs 24''. 15'' or 17'' would be fine if it were also an option. Maybe even 13''.
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Who the hell would go to a company that is thought of as premium for such a small screen??? :confused:
  5. Revelation78 macrumors 68000


    Dec 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    Apple already makes a less-expensive monitor...

    It's called a 24" Refurbished ACD!

    For the price they're offering, it's a steal...
  6. Grimace macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2003
    with Hamburglar.
    Apple doesn't want every customer.

    Apple wants to provide the best solution for what it views to be the best products. 20+ inch monitors are the wave of the future, not 15 and 17 inch monitors. Apple happily allows other companies to fill the low-margin, low-end niche.

    For brand quality, and company profitability, the high-end, high margin products are where Apple will shine. The best products at a fair, but not bargain-basement price, is the goal.

    Again, Apple doesn't want every customer.
  7. Hrududu macrumors 68020


    Jul 25, 2008
    Central US
    The only thing I could see them doing is bringing in a 20" LED display similar to that of the 24" one thats out now. This is 2009, and very few people are interested in buying screens under 19" now. Go to any electronics store and you'll see very few screens that are smaller.
  8. UltraNEO* macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2007
    They used to make a 15" Cinema Display, perhaps if you used google you can fine one lurking around but it'll be a used product. Alternatively there's end of line 20" floating around!
  9. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    And they're probably compatible with your Mac, so go ahead and buy one.
  10. Hot Snowboarder macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2009
    Behind you...!
    Apple should simply make ANOTHER monitor.

    Seriously they sell the 24" LED. That's all!!!*

    *excluding the 500 year old ACDs.
  11. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    I wish they'd bring back a 20" screen, as they were great. Sure, it'd be LED/iSight etc like the new 24", but it would provide a cheaper entry option for those who don't want a 24 due to cost or space restraints.
  12. ethical macrumors 68000

    Dec 22, 2007
    Apple have never made "low-end" products, and I cant see them starting now to be honest.
  13. danchurchill123 macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2009
    exactly. there is only two options. the 24 inch or the 30 inch. and the 24 inch is only compatible with the newer macbooks. great job of alienating your OWN customers there apple ;)
    i think that by the end of the year there will be an announcement of a new monitor line. hopefully.

    but the whole reasons behind buying an apple product is because of the exorbitant price tag......right? ;)
  14. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    The 20" ACD was still expensive compared to other 20s on the market...
  15. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
    13 inch??? Are you kidding??
    17 would be the absolte smallest size that would sell.
  16. n459umb4786ers thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2009
    What about the Mac mini?
  17. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    I'm not being rude. But you seem not to know much about apple. otherwise you would know that Apple do NOT make low-end products. They make premium and quality products, not products that aren't popular anymore. They don't seem to want to tender for the $200 monitor market, as they are a PREMIUM company. Same as Alienware, they use the same parts as everyone else. But it's the design and popularity of them that allows them to charge more (until Dell took over).
  18. n459umb4786ers thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2009
    Well I have known Apple for only about 2 years so you can say I don't know much about them. Unlike you guys who have known Apple for over 20 years.

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