Dell and HP Have the Declining PC Monitor Market Figured Out

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axiomatic

I happen to agree with other posters here that state that PC monitors at 1080p are the cause of the downturn in purchasing. If you cant differentiate your PC monitor from a HD Television... whats the point of making a monitor? In fact I think 1080p HDTVs actually have a leg up on PC monitors. So monitor industry... its time to jump out in front of TV's again please.

Higher resolutions, higher contrast, better display controls, even g-sync are things I look for right now in monitors.

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NoDebt

If they would put something out that was more than 15% better at best than what you could buy 5 years ago instead of just churning out 1080p monitors year after year we might buy one.

I want to buy a new 3 monitor setup but there isn't anything out that's significantly better than what I have unless I spend $1k+ on each monitor.

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Rebel_X

Basic Supply and Demand laws. Let them lower the supply to match the demand or lower the price to make the demand higher without affecting supply. Equilibrium at best.

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yammerpickle2

Monitor tech has stagnated due to the HD 1920 X 1080 standard. It just started to move to 4K recently. Currently the price and performance of 4K just does not justify my investment in an upgrade yet. I'm going to wait to display port 1.3 and higher 4K refresh rates before I upgrade.

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Granite

If they could figure out how to sell inexpensive large touch screens, their market would increase by at least one.

Until then, I'm content to using a mouse/keyboard.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

lol i had an acer 19" monitor from 2008-2010. then i replaced it with a syncmaster 26" that i later retired in 2013. since then, i've been using my gorgeous shimian 27" IPS 1440p

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thematejka

It's easy to convince users to upgrade computers, but monitors are one of those peripherals that are tougher for consumer marketers to convince people to upgrade. Especially now with the wealth of relatively cheap and quality monitors (Samsung Syncmaster for example).

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firefox91

That's true. When I built my current rig a few years ago, I kept the same monitor until recently when I decided I wanted higher res and HDMI. Clearly a nicer monitor, but the old one was still good too.

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Baer

I just bought three Dell Ultrasharp 1920 X 1200 for my surround set up (5760 X 1200). They replace three Samsung monitors the oldest of which was almost ten years old. The Dell's are great, sharp and bright.
While I upgrade other components in my rig often there is no need to replace monitors for a very long time.

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praetor_alpha

I'm in the same camp (3x 24" 1920x1200). I'm looking forward to my next monitors being 4k OLEDs at 100+Hz.

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Baer

3 ea 4K monitors in surround would take more GPU power than is feasible right now and I would rather have lower resolution that have to go to a single monitor even if it is a 27" 4K.

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jtrpop

Dell makes solid reliable monitors. We are happy with what we have, and that's a good thing.

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LatiosXT

The declining monitor market isn't surprising to me since monitors aren't upgraded nearly as often as computers themselves. I have one I bought in 2008 that I just retired. It also served about four main builds. It's not that it doesn't work, but I don't have a use for it.