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Asus PM17TU

Asus PM17TU
alaScore 85

34 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Asus PM17TU. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Asus PM17TU is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Asus PM17TU from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on

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Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Kalpana Ettenson (

Asus PM17TU Monitor


The Asus PM17TU looks appealing--its bezel has a shiny black patina. The display's image quality is impressive, too. But despite those favorable traits, the slipshod manner in which the maker incorporated some of its features keep me from giving the...

Smooth black bezel looks nice

Built-in speakers provide poor sound

At $279 (as of 2/16/06), the Asus is certainly a good deal, provided you can live with its lack of adjustability

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Kalpana Ettenson (

Asus ASUS PM17TU Black 17 3ms (graytogray) LCD Monitor Built in Speakers


Artwork: Rick Rizner, Chris Manners

Smooth black bezel looks nice

Built-in speakers provide poor sound

This worthy performer displayed fine text and pretty graphics, but its design is dull and it offers few extras.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by (

Asus PM17TU 17inch Gamer LCD Display Review


The Asus PM17TU is an economical 17" LCD monitor designed for gamers. Its prime attribute is a fast screen which boasts a ghost-busting 3ms G-to-G pixel response time.

With such a mixed bag of impressions left after our time working with the 17" ASUS PM17TU LCD display, we're reticent to recommend it. To be fair, the Asus PM17TU is perfectly suited for fast paced gaming, but without proper calibration it really falls...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Sean Pelletier (



Over the course of the last few years, the PC industry has witnessed a major transition away from the world of traditional CRT monitors, towards products based on LCD displays. With the inception of LCD's, there was no denying the handful of advantages...

As far as any 4:3 aspect ratio LCD is concerned, the ASUS performed flawlessly. The display exhibited exceptional brightness and contrast thanks to the quality panel used by ASUS. The thin bezel on the PM17TU helps maximize the rather small 17"...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by (toptenreviews.com_old)

Asus Review


With 800:1 contrast ratio, 5ms grey to grey response time, 2 x 2W built in speakers and a headphone jack the Asus MB17SE LCD monitor won't let you down when you have an important presentation approaching at work or when saving a damsel in distress in...

The Asus MB 17SE is one of the best LCD monitors on the market in regards to display and features; however, it may be difficult ordering one of these machines because you can not buy directly from Asus, you have to find a reseller. Additionally, your...

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


At this price point, the Asus is certainly a good deal, provided you can live with its lack of adjustability.

Attractive Design, 4 USB ports built in, Excellent image quality

Average base, poor speakers

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Ameya Dalvi (



The Asus PM17TU is not just an ordinary LCD; it sports the Color Shine technology which gives it a definite edge.

Excellent picture quality, Brilliant contrast, Bright and sharp display, Color shine technology, Soothing visual experience, 3 ms response time

Lower view angles, Minor color registration issue, Slightly expensive

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : PCQ Bureau (

Asus PM17TU LCD Monitor - PCQuest


Price: Rs 20,500, 3 years for system, 3 years for panel, 1 year for ZBD Key Specs:17”, 2.5W x 2 stereo speakers, 3ms response time Contact: SUSTek Computer, Mumbai Tel:

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (

Clear and bright


Good picture.

Cheep stand and so-so speakers.

May, 2007

Consumer review (

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I firmly believe that this PSU will be with me for a long long time. If you can spare the funds, I definitely recommend it.

The monitor is very crisp and clear but... be carefull. Read below

So far I was very happy with any purchase from NEWEGG. But this product.... maybe bad luck. I have return this screen because of very bad quality of the picture when watching DVDs. They replace it with another one that works fine but has like 0.5 inch...

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

The response time of the PM17TU reaches 4ms (gray to gray) through the revolutionary ASUS Trace Free Technology. To deliver smooth and flawless video, Trace Free Technology implemented the innovative anti-double-edge overdriving method with noise reduction circuits to reduce response time in all gray-to-gray levels, resulting in superior image quality for motion images. Color Shine is a glare-type panel technology that provides exceptional image quality with enhanced color density and saturation. With this new technology, ASUS PM17TU LCD monitors present clear and sharp images in their true brilliant and vibrant colors, making it perfect for entertainment applications, including watching movies and playing games. With Crystal Shine technology, PM17TU LCD monitors provide 500nits of bright and crystal clear video for everything from gaming and TV to blockbusters and graphics design.


Audio system:SonicFocus
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Output



Battery performance:2200
Number of battery cells:6


Certification:Energy Star, TCO03, ISO 13406-2, VCCI, Energy Star, UL, cUL, TUV-GS, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, MIC, WHQL, RoHS, WEEE / Energy Star, UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, ISO13406-2 Class II / TCO'03, UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, PSB, MIC, WHQL, RoHS, WEEE / TCO99, Energy Star, UL/cUL, TUV-GS, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, ISO13406-2 ClassII / TCO99, UL/cUL, TUV-GS, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, ISO13406-2
Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Silver
Market positioning:Home & Office

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 5:4
Contrast ratio (typical):600:1 / 800:1
Display brightness:300 / 400 / 500
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1920 x 1080
Display scan frequency (horizontal):24 - 80 / 31 - 80
Horizontal scan range:24 - 80 / 31 - 80
LED backlight: Yes
Native Aspect Ratio:5:4
Pixel Pitch:0.0104 x 0.0104 / 0.264
Response Time:4 / 5 / 8
Vertical scan range:56 - 76 / 56 - 76.2
Viewing angle, horizontal:140 / 150 / 160
Viewing angle, vertical:130 / 160

Display (Projector)

Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.264mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:320cd/m2/400cd/m2/500cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:600:1/800:1
Image Max H-View Angle:140/150/160
Image Max V-View Angle:130/160
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)/VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Response Time:4ms/5ms/8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Energy Management

AC adapter output voltage:19
Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):40 / 48 / 50
Power Management:Energy Star

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
LED Indicators:Stand-by
Plug and Play: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes
Tilt angle:-5 - 20 / 20 - -5
Tilt angle range:-5 - 20 / 20 - -5
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100 / 75 x 75


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS

Input Device

Type: None


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Color:Iron gray / Silver/Silver
Compliant Standards:BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / DDC-2B / FCC / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / TCO '03 / TUV GS / UL / VCCI / TCO 03/BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / TCO '03 / TUV GS / UL / VCCI / TCO 03/BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / TCO '99 / TUV GS / UL / VCCI / VESA FPMPMI / TCO 99/BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC / GOST / MIC / PSB / RoHS / TCO '03 / UL / WEEE / TCO 03/BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC / GOST-R / ISO 13406-2 / MIC / RoHS / TCO '03 / TUV GS / UL / VCCI / WEEE / WHQL / TCO 03


Built-in camera: No
RMS rated power:2.5 / 4
TV tuner integrated: No


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Type: None
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:SonicFocus
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Package dimensions (WxDxH):16.7 x 5.43 x 18.5 / 17.1 x 5.28 x 18
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240V / 100-240V / 100-240V; 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC/DC
Security Features:KENSINGTON security lock

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Package weight:12.6 / 12.7


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio Input: Yes
Audio Output: Yes
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
DVI-D ports quantity:1
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:15-pin D-Sub / 24-Pin DVI-D\n15-Pin D-Sub\nAudio in (3.5mm mini) / 24-Pin DVI-D\n15-Pin D-Sub\nAudio in (3.5mm mini)\nEarphone (3.5mm mini) / D-Sub\n / Digital Input: 24-Pin DVI-D,\nAnalog Input: 15-Pin D-Sub,\nAudio-in: 3.5mm Mini-jack
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter output voltage:19
Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):40 / 48 / 50
Power Management:Energy Star


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 23
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2410M / I7-2630QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2 / 2.3
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I5-2410M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52224
Processor code:SR02Y
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:N
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:500 / 600

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
TV Tuner Presence: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4 / 4.25 / 7.09
Depth (with stand):7.09 / 8.82
Height:1.55 / 15.4 / 16.4
Height (front):1.5
Height (rear):1.55
Height (with stand):15.3 / 15.4
Package weight:12.6 / 12.7
Weight:7.5 / 9.37 / 9.92
Weight (with stand):9.26 / 9.37
Weight with stand:9.26 / 9.37
Width:15 / 15.4 / 16.8
Width (with stand):14.8 / 15