20″ wide screen LCD for less than AUD$700, Aldi or Dell?

scotty on 21/04/2006 at 3:18 pm, filed under General

Aldi 20inch LCD monitor Yet another post on LCD monitors — the price has just dropped so much these days and it is just crazy looking at how much we have paid 2-3 years ago.

I have just received the weekly catelogue from Aldi Australia, and they are selling 20 inch wide screen LCD monitor for AUD$699 this week. Just noticed that it is available in Queensland Aldi Stores only, but it is pretty good spec’ed:

  • 20″ wide screen LCD running 1680×1050
  • Contrast ratio 800:1
  • Brightness 300cd/m2
  • Response time 8ms
  • DVI with HDCP + D-Sub
  • Built-in speakers
  • 1 year warranty

Dell UltraSharp 2007WFP Dell is also having heavy discount on their UltraSharp 2007WFP 20inch wide screen LCD as well — also AUD$699 delivered until 27 April, and it is not limited to the bloody Queenslanders. Spec wise they are pretty similar — same resolution, same contrast ratio, same brightness, also HDCP capable, etc. However 2007WFP has a slower panel (16ms) and it does not appear to have built-in speakers. You do get a named brand though, and there are lots of review on the web.

See how technology drives down the prices of these items? I can still remember paying almost $1,000 for a 19″ CTX CRT monitor back in 1999, thinking that I’ve got a bargain… Don’t even mention how much we need to pay for that 14″ SVGA monitor in 1990.

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