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A single question: Why is it that expensive and when do you think it is going to be affordable?

I was reading 2 years ago why x1200 was so much expensive. I heard it was because with HDTV going mainstream, it is less expensive making 1080 panel as you can use them for TV and monitors... Thus, less offer, higher price for x1200.

I am wondering if this is again going to happen for 2560x1440? Will we have to wait until it gets common to own a 1440p TV?
I currently have a 27' display 1920x1200 and the resolution is not good enough and I need a bigger screen. I thought price would go down for x1440 but it's still at a steady 1000$ [dell model] after 3-4 years its been released (2560x1440).
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Actually there is a 1440p monitor that you can buy from overseas that is $400 I believe with free shipping. Someone here already tested it out and said it was a great deal. I'm thinking about jumping on it myself.
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Actually there is a 1440p monitor that you can buy from overseas that is $400 I believe with free shipping. Someone here already tested it out and said it was a great deal. I'm thinking about jumping on it myself.

I saw the thread too. No warranty and it's pretty much a matter of luck... Otherwise, it is around 600-700$ for one (with warranty).
Although, if the feedback are good after 3+months of use I may dump some money. But I really need something bigger than my actual 27'.
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If you want quality then you have to spend the money. If you are willing to buy used you can save some money but all the large, high resolution monitors are IPS and expensive. My 30" Dell was only $650 used and is in pristine condition. I LOVE it.

Prices are just not going to come down on this stuff. If technologies like eIPS improve and get cheaper and we ever transition to 4k monitors then you may see prices on 2560x1440 monitors come down. Not before.
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