Originally posted by gugy
I say this because the 30" LCD seems to be a great monitor and it's almost 1 year old. I don't see any competitor with same offering at this time.
That's because the 30" size is such a small market at this point. I would like to see sales numbers for the 30"... it would be interesting to see. If another company came out with a 30", you can bet it would be cheaper than apple's.
As you can see the 20" and 23" are outdated... especially the 20". Samsung has 19's and 20's down to 4ms response time. While the 20" hovers at 16ms response time. To me response time is the deciding factor when it comes to LCDs. I don't like dragging a window across the screen and watch it ghost behind. I work with graphics too much to have a tolerence for that.
You listed specs in the reasons to buy apple's lcds... apple's lcd specs aren't pretty compared to most modern lcds. If design is important enough to pay double for an lcd, thats up to you. I can safely say that a majority of the consumers out there don't feel this way. They would rather have performance -> dollar rather than looks -> dollar... preferably both. There is no way I could in good conscience (spelling.. don't care) purchase a 23" apple lcd for double the price of the dell 24" when the dell has better specs in every category.
Even if apple was going to release a 40" lcd tv, they most certainly would have done it at NAB... not wwdc.