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Why are 2560x1600 monitors so expensive :c

#1greenyoshi46Posted 8/27/2013 4:34:52 PM
They cost like 8-9000 kr here in sweden and they are all outdated... come on screen makers show some love for 16:10!
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#2Master_BassPosted 8/27/2013 4:39:29 PM
I wouldn't expect any love anytime soon. I was lucky to grab my Dell U3014 for $990 when it was on sale at Newegg. Still quite expensive, but a good deal for that model.
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#3Son Of SpamPosted 8/27/2013 4:52:39 PM
I think its because they were never widely adopted so they became a bit of a niche market. I see 4k monitors becoming cheap before 1600p does.
#4GeejiPosted 8/27/2013 4:54:45 PM(edited)
There are korean monitors if you don't mind a defect. A few dead pixels, or something small like that.

I only know of catleap and crossover, but I think there are some more too. They're about 300-400 on ebay.

EDIT: Oh wait, no x1600 for that price. I do see a x1600 crossover for 550 though...
#5ThescyyPosted 8/27/2013 4:54:12 PM
Geeji posted...
There are korean monitors if you don't mind a defect. A few dead pixels, or something small like that.

I only know of catleap and crossover, but I think there are some more too. They're about 300-400 on ebay.


Nowadays the PLS monitors are a good deal cheaper while overclocking better as well. Can be found for $270-$290 shipped.
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#6GeejiPosted 8/27/2013 4:56:17 PM
Thescyy posted...
Geeji posted...
There are korean monitors if you don't mind a defect. A few dead pixels, or something small like that.

I only know of catleap and crossover, but I think there are some more too. They're about 300-400 on ebay.


Nowadays the PLS monitors are a good deal cheaper while overclocking better as well. Can be found for $270-$290 shipped.


Which PLS monitors?
#7SnipeStarPosted 8/27/2013 4:58:09 PM
one reason they are so much more expensive is because they are IPS/S-IPS panels instead of cheaper TN panels
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#8Son Of SpamPosted 8/27/2013 4:58:57 PM
Geeji posted...
Thescyy posted...
Geeji posted...
There are korean monitors if you don't mind a defect. A few dead pixels, or something small like that.

I only know of catleap and crossover, but I think there are some more too. They're about 300-400 on ebay.


Nowadays the PLS monitors are a good deal cheaper while overclocking better as well. Can be found for $270-$290 shipped.


Which PLS monitors?


The Qnix and X-Star are the most popular ones. They overclock like the 2b Catleaps.
#9greenyoshi46(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2013 5:18:53 AM
SnipeStar posted...
one reason they are so much more expensive is because they are IPS/S-IPS panels instead of cheaper TN panels


What about 1440p IPSs or 1200p IPSs, they cost 3x-5x less
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#10GreenMage7Posted 8/28/2013 6:17:20 AM
greenyoshi46 posted...
SnipeStar posted...
one reason they are so much more expensive is because they are IPS/S-IPS panels instead of cheaper TN panels


What about 1440p IPSs or 1200p IPSs, they cost 3x-5x less


16:9 is the standard so it is in high demand, meaning more are made so they cost less. 1200p monitors are 23-24" so they also cost less than their 27"+ counterparts. 1600p is a super-niche resolution at a larger screen size, so far fewer panels are ordered which drives up the price of every unit.

I'm happy with my 24" 1200p IPS but if you really want 1600p you're going to be paying for it big time.

You could always just buy three 1080p monitors and turn them vertical. ;-)