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Industry will Ship 2 Million Ultra HD Monitors in 2014: NPD DisplaySearch

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Thanks to falling production costs leading to declines in average selling prices (ASPs), shipments of ultra-high-definition (UHD) 4K desktop monitor displays are expected to increase steadily. According to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Desktop Monitor Shipment and Forecast Report, even as overall desktop monitor demand falls to 133 million units in 2014, 4K UHD monitor shipments will reach two million units, and by 2017 shipments are forecast to reach approximately 8% of the market. The ASP for 4K monitors is forecast to decline from $1,347 in 2014 to $927 in 2017.

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I guess they are off by several millions.

Samsung et al. have recently announced $600 UHD monitors (luckily with DP) which are going to be sold starting March, 2014.

I won't buy these new panels though since they are all two panels fused together (using DP: MST) as for now, i.e. they don't play well in certain situations.
 
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I guess they estimated there will be 2M early adopters with deep pockets. Or maybe most of this will go to businesses for their display panels.

I just can't see 2M gamers or home users buying this. The only good thing about 4k resolution right now is reading and desktop space. I can see it being useful for photography but there are already 1600p and 1440p monitors so most won't jump for this upgrade. I can't see the video editing industry buying up anywhere close to that either.
 
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Forget 4K. Please bring 1440p @120Hz monitors for cheap!
 

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