Small or medium-sized displays measuring less than 10 inches diagonally are designed into many, mostly portable, electronics, almost all of which are trending to larger, more-colorful screens, which consume more power. Designers weigh cost, power con-sumption, brightness and resolution when selecting displays. Prices can range from 40 cents for a monochrome display on an MP3 to almost $85 for a medium-sized screen on a personal DVD player, according to iSuppli Corp. Cell phone screens range from $4 for a simple monochrome handset to $40 for a high-end smart phone, according to DisplaySearch (Austin, Texas).
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