A year ago the netbook space was populated by mini-laptops with 7 inch and 8.9 inch displays. Today, the 10 inch screen is king. Those 10 inch displays come in two different basic configurations, a 10.1 inch 1024 x 576 version and a 10.2 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display. But most netbooks from major laptop makers coming out today feature one of those two display types.
And the surge in popularity of 10 inch screens appears to be leading to a decline in prices for 10 inch panels. DigiTimes reports that these LCD panel prices are falling by about $2, while orders for 8.9 inch panels are dropping and prices for screens of that size are staying the same.
$2 might not seem like a lot, but the profit margins on netboks are quite low, so every cent computer makers can save on parts helps.
via Eee PC.net
I dunno. I have a 901 (9″) and my friend got a 1000H (10″). I really prefer the 9 inch screen, because it seems to make a large size difference to me. The keyboard is a bit more cramped, but I am pretty used to it. I think there is a fairly large difference between the two, I hope both continue to be offered because I really love my 901.
Here are the prices for 10″ and 8.9″ panels for last few months:
8.9″ – dec $30, jan $25, feb $24, mar $24
10″ – dec $41, jan $38, feb $37, mar $34
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