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    What will become cheaper to buy in 20011?

    Blu-ray players
    2009 lowest: $76, Curtis Mathes Blu-Ray Disc Player from Target ($11.83 shipping)
    2010 lowest: $50, Samsung BD-C5500 from HP Home & Office (free shipping)
    2011 prediction: $39
    Why? You'll probably see a lot of blu-ray players bundled as extras with TVs, but you'll also see them as doorbusters.

    Kindle e-Book reader
    2009 lowest: $259, Kindle 2 from Amazon.com (free shipping)
    2010 lowest: $130, Kindle 3 Wi-Fi from Sobongo.com (free shipping)
    2011 prediction: $99
    Why? Because $99 is a major inflection point for consumer adoption, it was always the inevitable price for the Kindle. You'll pay just slighly more for newer models.

    42" HDTV
    2009 lowest: $490, Panasonic VIERA 42" 600Hz 720p Plasma HDTV from Best Buy ($70 shipping)
    2010 lowest: $370, Insignia 42" 600Hz 720p Widescreen Plasma HDTV from Best Buy (free shipping)
    2011 prediction: $299
    Why? Once they hit $299, LCD HDTVs will destroy the waning market for 32" LCD HDTVs.

    55" HDTV
    2009 lowest: $1,115, LG 55" 120Hz 1080p LCD HDTV from Fry's ($110 shipping)
    2010 lowest: $699, Element 55" 120Hz 1080p Widescreen LCD HDTV from Wal-Mart (free shipping)
    2011 prediction: $599
    Why? 55" LCD HDTV prices ae now where 46" LCD HDTVs were in 2008. So, for 2011, we're predicting what we saw for 46" in 2009.

    Wii System bundles
    2009 lowest: $170, console bundle from Conn's (free shipping)
    2010 lowest: $150, console bundle from Best Buy ($10 shipping)
    2011 prediction: $99
    Why? Expect more price drops as new models come out and competition drives down prices.

    16GB SD card
    2009 lowest: $20, Lexar 16GB Platinum II SDHC Class 4 card from Adorama.com (free shipping)
    2010 lowest: $17, Centon 16GB SCHC Secure Digital Class 4 card from TigerDirect.com ($2 shipping)
    2011 prediction: $12
    Why? Yes, it'll be cheap to pick up a 16GB SD card, but that's because you'll be needing a bigger card before too long for your new, cheap SLR camera.

    Full-size digital SLR camera
    2009 lowest: $346, Pentax K2000 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm lens from Meijer ($8 shipping)
    2010 lowest: $319, Canon EOS Rebel XS 10MP Digital SLR Camera with lens from Barnes & Noble ($5.49 shipping)
    2011 prediction: $299
    Why? In 2011, these high-powered cameras will start to cost what point-and-shoots cost a few years ago. Why go for ridiculously high megapixel counts in a digital camera when you can get a great SLR instead?

    15"-16" dual-core laptop
    2009 lowest: $299, Dell Inspiron 15n Celeron 2.16GHz 16" Widescreen Laptop from Dell($29 shipping)
    2010 lowest: $218, HP G56-127NR AMD 2.3GHz 16" Widescreen Laptop from Fry's ($8 shipping)
    2011 prediction: $199
    Why? Last year's $300 laptop is today's cheap grab for those who still want computing power but want to pay what they would for a netbook or a cheap Android tablet.

    17" dual-core laptop
    2009 lowest: $450, Acer Aspire Intel Dual Core 2.1GHz 4GB 17" Widescreen Laptop from Staples (free shipping)
    2010 lowest: $450, HP G71 Intel Dual Core 2.2GHz 4GB 17" Widescreen Laptop from Office Depot (in store)
    2011 prediction: $399
    Why? This basic desktop replacement, with a dual-core processor and at least 4GB of RAM, will drop even further in price.

    Portable GPS
    2009 lowest: $42, Magellan Roadmate 1200 at Toys 'R' Us ($8 shipping)
    2010 lowest: $45, Motorola MOTONAV 3.5" Portable GPS Navigator with TTS from Woot ($5 shipping)
    2011 prediction: $40
    Why? Forty dollars seems to be the floor in GPS prices. As people have turned to their smart phones and in-car models, portable GPS manufacturers are desperately adding features, driving up prices for new models.

    External 2TB USB drives
    2009 lowest: $140, Fantom G-Force 2TB eSATA/USB Drive from NewEgg.com (free shipping)
    2010 lowest: $90, Fantom Green Drive Pro 2TB eSATA/USB Drive from Buy.com ($7 shipping)
    2011 prediction: $50
    Why? Because 2TB is the new 1TB. Upgrade to one of these and you'll never have to delete a file just to clear up room.

    iPhone 3GS
    2009 lowest: $199, iPhone 3GS from Apple (free shipping)
    2010 lowest: $97, iPhone 3GS from Wal-Mart (in store)
    2011 prediction: $49
    Why? This price drop is already here! For an 8GB 3GS phone in 2011, at least. Prices will drop for other models, but you'll likely not see the 3GX on sale new for too much longer.

    EDIT: well the "More Expensive In 2011" thread went to the "Awaiting Moderation" BS crap
    Last edited by SmogHog; 02-01-2011 at 08:39 PM.

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    Smog is on the prowl! Nice to see you. Any interesting things happened in the high tech world in the last day or so? Are you busy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by powerpack View Post
    Smog is on the prowl! Nice to see you. Any interesting things happened in the high tech world in the last day or so? Are you busy?
    Work'in some OT.

    Preping for the long Lunar New Year holiday.Almost all places of non essential business close from today till next Monday.The roads are jammed with people traveling to their home towns to be with family.Traditional foods are cooked and ancesters are honored.Kids fill their pockets with cash given for bowing to the elders.

    Luckily,my wife's family lives close,so I don't need to go on the highway(huge parking lot).

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    I don't know Korean food. But I once had steak in a Korean restaurant. They shaved so thin it was great. Also I think they have Bar-B-Q? I would stock steak and ribs if I was you?

    Of course I like other things but. If you put meat in bread I will like it no matter what you call it.
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    SSDs as well hopefully?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathdiesel View Post
    SSDs as well hopefully?
    The newly announced SATA III 6gb/s SSDs with 25nm nand memory chips are already much cheaper than their predecessors were at introduction.

    The 256gb Crucial C400 lists for $450.

    Intel's 510 series: A 120GB drive lists $279, while a 250GB version will list for $579

    OCZ Vertex 3 prices????

    The performance of the new drives blows the old away.

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