|While a shortage of 17-inch LCD monitor panels is expected to persist in 2008, the 19-inch widescreen and 22-inch widescreen segments may also run short this year, according to panel makers.
The supply of 17-inch monitor panels was tight in 2007 because only a few panel makers were producing for the segment and supply will still be limited this year, the panel makers pointed out.
Please note that the 17" panels discussed in the article are 4:3. The 19" and 22" panels discussed are both widescreen panels, and will be limited in numbers due to a 'normal' generational manufacturing upgrade.
Articles like this, not necessarily supplies, can drive prices up quickly.
So, if you're looking to upgrade that 17" 4:3 LCD display to a new 22" 16:10, you may want to jump on that wagon now.