Perhaps other than gamers, often the only reason cited for someone opting a CRT vs LCD in a new computer is price. LCDs these days can look sharp, bright, crisp and beautiful... aside from being a lot less hot and taking up a lot less real estate. The prices, though, are still up there. A 19â CRT can be had for under $100, whereas the average 19â LCD is more than double that. That will soon change according to many market analysts. As many manufacturers are now able to increase supply dramatically and as technology improves, prices will go down, of course. But we may see drops as high as 30% by next year. This could put the high end LCDs into the hands of budget PCs and many others.