When will the Apple HD display comedown in price?

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
I have a feeling with the reduction in LCD display prices that the 23" HD display should be coming down in price in the near future.

Anyone have any predictions?


  • Reply 1 of 8
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Those who really need the 23" HD will probably pay the asking price. There isn't much out there to compete with it on price, so Apple may just leave it alone for now.

    The 22" is a bit different in that there are better displays out there for less money, like the Formac 20.1" unit, which has a much faster display, better contrast and higher resolution.

    The whole panel market between 20-24" is a bit wonky, and Apple's panels actually compete well in that space. Considering that Apple is loathe to reduce prices on products that are clearly over-priced, I don't think they're going to touch a product that actually represents a fair price (relative to the rest of the market)
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    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    If you are at all considering the HD display, and you have the room on a credit card for it... DO NOT USE ONE IN A STORE.

    You won't be able to help yourself.

    And yes, I don't think it'll be coming down in price anytime soon. I'd love to be proven wrong though.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    They will come down price when big/better displays come along. So, yeah it migh be a while.
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    hey all, this is my first post.

    does anyone know what the pixel response of the 22" and 23" apple displays is?

    i'm comparing the apple displays to a new sony display( <a href="http://sonydisplays.imgusa.com/display/model.jsp?pModelId=561"; target="_blank">http://sonydisplays.imgusa.com/display/model.jsp?pModelId=561</a>; ) with a 40ms response time.

    the apple site claims that their screens have "Lightning-fast pixel response" but offers no numbers.
  • Reply 5 of 8
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    MVA screens have the fastest response right now. See Formac, they have numbers for their displays compared to Apple's
  • Reply 6 of 8
    klinuxklinux Posts: 453member
    Get a Gateway! Their 42" plasma TV is only $3000. Not HD though.
  • Reply 7 of 8
    xaqtlyxaqtly Posts: 450member
    Formac info is <a href="http://www.formac.com/p_bin/?cid=solutions_displays_gallery2010_compare"; target="_blank">here.</a> The Formac has 10-25ms pixel response. It's actually a hell of a good monitor.
  • Reply 8 of 8
    here are the two problems i see with the formac displays:

    1) they are not wide screen. a big negative if you've ever had the luck to do cad on a wide screen.

    2) they just don't feel that solid. they appear cheap to the touch if not the wallet. i don't know how they would hold up over time.
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