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Intel Senior Exec Predicts 4K Monitors Will Drop Below $400 Before 2015

by Maximum PC | June 7, 2014June 7, 2014 6:00 am PDT

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Affordable 4K Ultra HD monitors might be around the corner

We have to give credit to monitor, TV display, and panel makers for pushing out next-generation technology despite the relative lack of content compared to Full HD 1080p. In years past, hardware and software and/or content makers would sometime get caught in a standstill waiting for one side to justify the other. Not so with 4K displays, of which there are already several to choose from. And while we wait on more content to appear, an Intel executive is predicting that 4K monitors will drop below $400 by the end of the year.

Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group at Intel, announced during a news conference in Computex that the Santa Clara chip maker is working with ViewSonic and TPV to bring budget 4K monitors to market later this year,” ITWorld reports. You may not have heard of TPV, but might be familiar with AOC and Envision, two brands it sells monitors under.

Skaugen also said that Intel is working with MSI to introduce a line of 4K Ultra HD all-in-one (AIO) systems that will cost less than a grand. These are also slated to release before the end of the year.

At these price points, we’re probably looking at TN panels, and there are still quirks to work out in order to run 4K displays at 60Hz, However, it’s nice to see a company like Intel getting involved.

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