There's a price war raging in the 4K monitor market, and it's only heating up as time goes on. The latest shot was fired by Monoprice, which is cooking up a 4K monitor that may sell for as little as $550.
According to CNet News, the display will have a 28" panel size, a 3840x2160 resolution, a brushed-aluminum front bezel, and a trio of HDMI ports alongside a DisplayPort input. You'll be able to pre-order it in July, although actual shipments won't kick off until "sometime in the third quarter."
About the pricing side of things, CNet news says, "The exact price hasn't been set yet, but we expect [the display] to run between $550 and $600." I doubt CNet pulled that price range out of thin air, especially considering how narrow it is. It's not uncommon for hardware vendors to share such details with the press in a semi-unofficial fashion.
The 4K price war looks set to bring us even cheaper displays, too. Intel recently announced a collaboration with Samsung that's expected to yield $399 4K displays in time for the holidays. I'm going out on a limb here, but I'd say a lot of us will start 2015 with new monitors on our desks.
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