BenQ plans to introduce six to eight new LCD-monitor models in the fourth quarter of this year, and the company expects global shipments of its LCD monitors to climb 17.6% sequentially.
The company launched its FP785 17-inch LCD monitor in Taiwan yesterday. The unit won an iF Design Award and was showcased during the Milan Fashion Week. BenQ will also launch 17- and 20-inch wide-screen LCD-monitor models in the fourth quarter, Yao indicated.
The key features of the TFT panels are the following:
- Stunning Silver-Red Design
- LCD Screen Size: 17"
- Viewing Angle 170/170
- Contrast: 600:1
- Dot pitch: 0,264
- Brightness: 250 cd/m2
- Display colours: 16.7million
- i Key Auto Adjustment
Although a tight panel supply limited BenQ's monthly shipments to 500,000-600,000 LCD monitors in the first half of this year, BenQ is confident it will ship 700,000 units per month in October and November.
The company expects its fourth-quarter shipments to rise to more than 2 million units, up from 1.7 million in the third quarter, said Hermit Huang, vice president and general manager for BenQ's network display business group. BenQ's own-brand monitors are expected to account for more than 30% of its total monitor shipments in the fourth quarter, up from less than 20% in the third quarter, Huang said.