today announced a price drop on its 17″ LCD ViewPanel VE170 model. The company is now setting the estimated street price on the display to US$995. This follows ViewSonic Corp.’s decision last month to lower the price on the VE150 model, a 15″ LCD display, to under $500.
The ViewSonic 17″ VE170 provides native SXGA resolution of 1280×1024 pixels, a 200:1 contrast ratio and a 160-degree viewing angle. The panel measures about 3.9-inches deep, and it’ll work on any Mac equipped with a VGA display connector.
ViewSonic also offers a three-year warranty on the display, and the company also makes available a 48-hour “Express Exchange” service for the first year. The VE170 is now available at the new price from leading retailers and distributors.