Originally Posted by Art Vanelay
I'd expect this one to be cheaper, otherwise there is no point for its existence.
Exactly. And there's a difference between cheaper and significantly
cheaper. This monitor would have to cost no more than $500-$550 to be worth it to anyone. At $500:
- Graphics professionals would seriously consider it over a 24" monitor since the price isn't that much different. Any more and getting 1440p would be a no-brainer.
- Gamers would consider it over Korean monitors, for the no dead/bright pixel guarantee and the extra connections, if for nothing else
- Office users might consider it over certain dual or triple monitor setups depending on their work
At $600 they remove office users and gamers out of the equation, and at $650 graphics pros go too. They'd still have sales at those prices, but I don't think it'll be enough to keep the model afloat.