Apple and ViewSonic working on 17-inch widescreen displays

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 28 2006 @ 00:37 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
In the first quarter of 2007 or maybe even by the end of this year if they can ship out their products in time, both Apple and ViewSonic will release 17-inch widescreen LCD displays.
LCD monitor vendors expect 17-inch widescreen monitors to replace entry-level and middle-range 15-inch and 17-inch LCD monitors in the future. The prices for 17-inch widescreen monitors will not necessary be higher than 17-inch 4:3 models amid more efficient panel cutting by makers, according to the vendors.

Currently, LCD panel makers such as HannStar Display and China-based players have launched 17-inch widescreen panels in the market. A fifth-generation (5G) substrate from HannStar can be cut into fifteen 17-inch widescreen panels or fifteen 15-inch 4:3 conventional-sized panels, the sources said.
It's expected that 34% of the display market will be widescreen LCD displays in the last quarter of 2007.


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