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Apple, Dell ramp up 20-inch LCD orders

updated 09:15 am EDT, Mon July 30, 2007

Apple and Dell 20-inch LCD

Apple and Dell are driving a resurgence in demand for 20-inch computer LCDs, according to claims made by Taiwan display market insiders. Although most computer monitor producers are now focusing almost exclusively on 19-inch and 22-inch widescreen displays, the two American firms have placed orders that are expanding the relatively small market for 20-inch models. The moves are expected to help AU Optronics, CPT, and LG-Philips LCD, as all three companies are the highest-volume suppliers of 20-inch LCDs while Samsung and other manufacturers only produce a small percentage of screens at that size.

None of the specific orders were mentioned, though Apple and Dell depend on the LCDs for multiple models. Apple requires 20-inch panels for both its iMac all-in-one computers and its 20-inch Cinema Display, while Dell offers multiple stand-alone screens in the form factor, such as the 2007WFP and the budget E207WFP. Neither company has announced expansion plans for their existing product lines.

by MacNN Staff





  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969



    So perhaps this is more verification that we'll see some new iMacs (or whatever new name Steve cooks up) at the October release of Leopard.

  1. chrisco

    Joined: Dec 1969


    resolution happens

    It's a confusing marketplace for buying monitors because vendors tout size and not resolution. In looking for 17" and 19" widescreen monitors, I found that most are 1440x900, the same resolution as on a 15" MacBook Pro. Most non-widescreen 19" monitors are the same resolution as 17" (1280x1024), as are widescreen 20" and 22" (1680x1050).

    These larger sizes (bigger pixels) do have an advantage for older eyes, but I still prefer more pixels-per-inch over slightly larger screen size.

  1. Paul Huang

    Joined: Dec 1969


    In October...

    When 10.5 comes out (it may take a while for other software vendors to catch up as they update), the larger pixel will be a hinderance than asset. Of course, unless you are a Windows user.

  1. bommai

    Joined: Dec 1969


    imacs coming in August

    Many rumor sites are saying August 7th as the date for new iMacs.

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