Well, what do you know!? Probably the last technology item anyone expected to pick up in sales due to the Windows XP retirement is those good old monitors and display screens.

You know, the LCD screens (and in some cases those fat CRT displays).

The world is increasingly going mobile — smartphones, tablets and notebooks, ultrabooks, laptops, even hybrids, convertibles and all-in-ones. The common factor between these devices? All come with displays built in, meaning there is no need to purchase a separate LCD monitor.

Or use an old one for that matter, the one that was being used with Windows XP, for instance.

And this increase in demand, along with the rise of Chromebooks, means that there has been a significant increase in shipment of LCD displays. According to the quarterly shipment report of large area TFT panels from NPD Displaywatch, that is.

Still, the manufacturers are taking a cautious, watch-and-see approach to this. Despite this notable an increase, they don’t think the retirement of Windows XP will positively affect shipments long term.

But hey, no harm in living and enjoying the moment. Sometimes.

The grass is green for the time being.

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  • Mary

    Good news! This is why this was needed. All of Microsoft and their parters should experience growth in the sort run from the Xp retirement. Not to mention, it was time to move on anyway.

  • Ray C

    This is why Microsoft’s partners need to be putting more effort into pushing their hardware and newer versions of Windows. A lot of people might interested in bigger, flatter displays

  • xinu

    Ha. This is interesting. I would expect that many of these monitors came bundled with new PC’s.

    • Steve Fulton

      Precisely. New PCs with newer OS and LCD screens. That’s your point, right?