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Old 02-18-2010, 01:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How come the 1200 ones cost so much more?

On newegg, the cheapest you can find in the 24" range is $300. There is a 1080 for $210.

I'm not getting a new monitor; I already have a 1920x1200. I'm just curious why they're significantly more expensive.

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Old 02-18-2010, 05:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1920 x 1080 is an HD standard. It's more common in LCDs than 1920 x 1200 monitors. The more common something is, the cheaper it's going to be. And obviously the 1200 having more pixels as well as the technology involved in manufacturing them.

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The 1920X1200 monitors are getting hard to come by....consider yourself lucky Druid
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Default Re: 1920x1200 vs 1920x1080 monitors

Yea, I had a hard time finding a decent 1200 monitor that wasn't $500. It really just gives you more vertical real estate. So what if I have black bars when watching an HD movie...

As far as why they are more expensive, my thought would just be because they are running a higher resolution and that means more parts which means more money.
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Default Re: 1920x1200 vs 1920x1080 monitors

Also monitors that are 1920x1200 tend to be either gaming monitors or non TN panel monitors.

Increasing the price substantially.
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