[thechat] Monitor sizes in USA

Madhu Menon webguru at vsnl.net
Mon Feb 4 14:37:02 CST 2002

At 11:34 PM 2/3/2002, thechat-request at lists.evolt.org wrote:
>I've just been to a huge geek heaven store (Fry's) and checked out a ton of
>computers and monitors this past week and these are the prices and
>resolutions that I saw.

My goodness, Shirley. Please don't tell me you did all that research just
for *me* :)

>High end computer packages have 17" monitors set at 1024x768 (regular
>monitors and flatscreen), and the highest end had 19" monitors (regular
>monitors and flatscreen).

Hmmm... I must have assumed wrong. I thought that most new machines came
with 19" ones as standard.

>If you're into better graphics quality, you're probably looking at at least
>$500+ for a good 17" regular monitor.

Whoa. My 17" Samsung monitor (with 16" viewable area, 0.25 mm dot pitch)
costs $270, and things are more expensive in India. How is it so much more
expensive out there?


Indeed it does. So would it be fair to say that over the past few years,
average monitor sizes have been increasing? I need to make that statement
for an article I'm writing, so I want to be sure of my facts first ;)



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