LCD monitor prices to continue fall next year

A REPORT from the Taiwanese Market Intelligence Center (MIC) said that prices of 17-inch LCD monitors will continue to fall next year. That's as a result of the manufacturers appearing to have recognised that if they want the lucrative CRT replacement market, they'll have to continue to cut prices.

The research group said that 17-inch LCD monitors will drop to around $300, but the "sweet spot" for such units could be as little as $200 to encourage movement away from CRT displays. The Center said that manufacturers of thin film transistor (TFT) LCD displays will have to break away from their idee fixee that large panels are the way to go to continue to compete against other technologies such as OLED (organic light emitting diode) technologies.

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News source: The Inq

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