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Asus PM17TU

Asus PM17TU
alaScore 86

38 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Asus PM17TU is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 38 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 22 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (11)

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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

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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.

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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...


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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"...

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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...

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Clear and bright


Good picture.

Cheep stand and so-so speakers.

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return policy


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...

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best LCD I've seen so far


screen takes a few hours to "break in" after that everything is great.

Very bright and crisp display. high 600:1 contrast ratio is great for movies. ("black" is actually display as black") no ghosting

speakers might as well not be installed at all. but i'm not using them so it's not a concern

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Simply put... the best 17in LCD on the market!


I'm pretty sure these are the only ones of there kind on the market, even being on the market for months (no other glossy type screens out there as far as I know not even by viewsonic!). Purchasing these would not be regretable. And how are you gonna...

clear, crisp, bright, fast, faultless. image quality is amazing. no ghosting. great industrial design

Are you kidding

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Very Nice!!!


So far so good.

Can't find any yet.

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 Output


Dimensions & Weight


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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS

Input Device

Type: None


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


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

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