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Formac Gallery 1740 (DVI)

Formac Gallery 1740 (DVI)
alaScore 83

5 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Formac Gallery 1740 (DVI). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, 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 Formac Gallery 1740 (DVI) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: John Rizzo (

Formac Gallery 1740 (DVI) review: Formac Gallery 1740 (DVI)


Although Apple's displays continue to surpass all others in our image-quality tests, the Formac Gallery 1740 comes close, and in other ways, it's actually better than the Studio Display . The Formac is less expensive for what you get, and it's a good...

Bright, sharp display; easy setup; works with both PCs and Macs with DVI or ADC connectors; built-in USB hub.

Stand and frame feel a little flimsy; picture-frame design uses more desk space than do pedestal-mounted displays.

The Formac Gallery 1740 offers picture quality nearly as good as that of an Apple display but for a lower price and with more connectivity. Only its slightly flimsy frame disappointed us.

Feb, 2002

Expert review by: Anja Schmoll-Trautmann (

Formac Gallery 1740 (DVI)


The Formac Gallery 1740 almost matches an Apple Studio Display on image quality, but costs less and offers more connectivity. Only its slightly flimsy frame disappointed us.

Bright, sharp display quality ; easy setup ; works with PCs and Macs with DVI or ADC connectors ; built-in 2-port USB hub

Stand and frame feel a little flimsy ; picture frame design uses more desk space than pedestal-mounted displays

May, 2002

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Formac Gallery 1740 (DVI)

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: (

Formac Gallery 1740 (DVI)


After only one month, the display won't stay on. Their Web site is terrible and the tech support nonexistent. I made the mistake of trying to save some money and wish I bought Apple instead. Picture quality is good, but who cares when it doesn't work.

Nov, 2004

Product Specifications

Formac gallery 1740 OX is a 17.4-inch digital flat panel display that incorporates two industry breakthroughs: Fujitsu's Multi Domain Vertical Alignment (MVA) TFT and Formac's 24-bit digital graphics technology. Both technologies combined allow the gallery LCD to clearly outperform comparable displays in video and picture quality. The industry's best LCD for brightness, contrast ratio and pixel response time is also the first LCD that conforms to the PANTONE display standards. Enjoy accurate on-screen colors, especially from an ultra-wide viewing angle! Formac gallery 1740 OX supports a true resolution of 1, 280 by 1, 024, its virtual workspace is comparable to a 21" CRT. Available with an ADC, DVI or VGA interface. Formac gallery 1740 OX is designed for the creative professional working in color-critical applications, where viewing angle, picture quality and accurate on-screen colors are important. Its industry-leading pixel response makes the gallery display the ideal solution for video experts, demanding smooth full-motion video playback without color distortion. Formac's gallery displays are designed, engineered and manufactured exclusively by Formac and incorporate more than 15 years of experience in developing high-end solutions for the professional graphics and display market. Formac gallery 1740 OX combines the latest TFT technology with Formac's digital 24-bit digital graphics technology, clearly outperforming comparable displays in image and video quality.

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:17.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):44.2cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.27mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:220cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:400:1
Image Max H-View Angle:+80 / -80/160
Image Max V-View Angle:+80 / -80/160
Interface:DVI/DVI / VGA (HD-15)/VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Response Time:10ms/25ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Compatibility:Mac/Mac / PC/Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Formac Electronic
Model:1740 CAL/1740 Oxygen/1740 Platinum
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Formac Gallery

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:Plug and Play

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS/Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 98 or later/Microsoft Windows 98/2000/XP / Microsoft Windows NT / Linux / Apple MacOS

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)/None
TV Tuner Presence: No