Chimei 221A, 22″ Wide LCD Monitor, for $384 in Australia

Chimei’s 22″ wide LCD monitor, the 221A, is selling for $509 Australian dollars or US$384. The 221A has a 1680 x 1050 resolution and 5ms response time with a 800:1 contrast ratio. It is being distributed by Protac in Australia. The price is impressive considering a 20″ wide LCD monitor from Dell can cost about the same price.

The new standard sizes for wide LCD monitors will likely become 19″ wide with a resolution of 1440 x 900, 22″ wide with 1680 x 1050 and 24″ wide with 1920 x 1200. At the lower end, some LCD manufacturers are considering a 1280 x 720 resolution on a 17″ wide size.

Source: apc

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