Originally Posted by Gilles3000
Has their been any mention of the Acer's price? If they're similarly priced, then the Acer seems like the obvious winner, but if the Acer is going to be $200-$300 more, I'll go with the Asus.
I also have more trust in Asus as a company, Acer has always been a bit hit and miss.
It really doesn't matter, beyond warranty support, what display manufacturer you go with if you are talking about one of the big guys. Acer and Asus both didn't manufacturer the panels and hardware in those displays, they just put them together.
In the case of the Acer it is using the AU Optronics AHVA panel, with PCBS manufactured by Novastar or Realtek, etc. Basically the brand on the front of the panel isn't who actually makes them, they more or less just put it together with their name on the front. So, don't get too terribly hung up on branding with a display.
As for cost, no official mention. I am guessing between $699 and $999. Only putting a number that high because there really isn't an official competitor to it right now; but then again Acer isn't known for price gouging that I can remember. So maybe we will see it at $599, just crushing everyone else in value.