Report: Large-Screen TVs Will Soon Cost Less than iPads

Aug 30, 2011  •  Post A Comment

With television set prices falling, a large-screen liquid-crystal display TV will soon cost less than an iPad, which is one-tenth of the size, reports Bloomberg.

The average price of a 42-inch LCD TV will probably decline 10% this year, ending at an average price of $578, according to research firm DisplaySearch, the story notes. By comparison, iPad tablet computers cost between $499 and $829 in the U.S., with the Wi-Fi only, 32-gigabyte version selling for $599, the piece points out.

In 1954, the first color RCA-brand TV with a 12-inch screen was sold in the U.S. for $1,000, the story notes. Almost a decade ago, Samsung began offering a 40-inch LCD set for about $8,000. iPad prices haven’t changed since Apple introduced the first model in January 2010, the piece points out.


  1. Wow, another apples-to-oranges comparison of something to an Apple product… and about as useful as all the others that have been made the past 20+ years.
    What’s the point, again?

  2. Clicks. The point is clicks.

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