On average there has been an increase in prices for desktop LCDs, notebook LCDs and LCD TVs of about 0.9%. However, the price increase is probably limited only to computer displays that are currently sold at a loss, according to iSuppli.
A 32-inch LCD panel currently costs an average of $161, 3 dollars less than in September. 40- and 42-inch models fell by up to 15 dollars in the same period, while LED models yielded up to $20. Panel manufacturers, however, signaled that prices for panels with sizes would be adjusted from 10 inches. In particular, the 10-inch class, which is dominated by the iPad would be affected.
It is however doubtful that the price hike will be simple and sustainable: According to Gartner, PC sales expectations for the current year to date much more modest than in September. Market researchers expect that this year a good 352.4 million PCs are sold, representing a growth of 14.3%.