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Planar PE170

Planar PE170
alaScore 83

31 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Planar PE170. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, 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 Planar PE170 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Kristina Blachere (cnet.com)

Planar PE170 review:

 

Excellent image quality; wide viewing angles; very reasonable price.

Drab design; limited adjustability; few extra features.

The Planar PE170's stunning image quality and low price more than make up for its humdrum design and limited adjustability.

Sep, 2003

Expert review by: Alexandra Krasne (pcworld.com)

PL170M LCD

 

WHAT'S HOT: Display controls are easy enough to use without documentation. This black LCD features a headphone and speaker jacks.

One seemingly superfluous feature: You can make the on-screen menu transparent

Oct, 2002

Expert review by: Alexandra Krasne (pcworld.com)

Planar PL170M

 

Inexpensive monitor's performance is uninspiring.

Inexpensive monitor's performance is uninspiring.

Oct, 2002

Expert review by: Alexandra Krasne (pcworld.com)

Planar Planar PL170M LCD

 

Though it''s moderately priced and relatively easy to adjust, the PL170M produced worse images than most of the LCDs we''''''''ve tested.

Oct, 2002

Product Specifications

The Planar 17" PL 170 is the ideal monitor for home, small business, and specialized applications, such as financial, education and medical. The PL170 features a professional, narrow design that is 30% smaller and lighter than typical 17" LCD monitors. The wide viewing angle and superior display quality make it the clear choice for demanding business applications. The PL170 combines these innovative features with great service and support to create an outstanding monitor for an outstanding price. Planar has 20 years of experience delivering innovative flat panel monitor solutions.

Audio Output

Type:None/Speaker(s)

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.1in/8in
Height:15.5in/15.6in
Weight:13.2lbs/9.5lbs
Width:14.7in/15.7in/15.8in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.264mm/0.26mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:230cd/m2/250cd/m2/300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:350:1/400:1
Image Max H-View Angle:+75 / -75/+85 / -85/150
Image Max V-View Angle:+65 / -60/+85 / -85/125
Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Response Time:25ms/30ms/45ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC/PC
Manufacturer:Planar Systems
Model:PE170/PL170/PL170M
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Planar

Input Device

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Silver/White
Compliant Standards:BSMI / CE / CISPR 22 Class B / CSA / Energy 2000 / FCC Class B certified / NUTEK / TCO '95 / TUV GS / UL / VCCI-I / VESA DPMS / TCO 95/BSMI / CE / CISPR 22 Class B / CSA / Energy 2000 / FCC Class B certified / NUTEK / TCO '99 / TUV GS / UL / VCCI-I / VESA DPMS / TCO 99/CE / CISPR 22 Class B / CSA / cUL / FCC Class B certified / NUTEK / SEMKO / TCO '95 / TCO '99 / TUV GS / UL / VCCI-I / TCO 99 / TCO 95/CE / CSA / FCC Class B certified / TCO '95 / TUV GS / UL / TCO 95/VESA DPMS / TCO 95 / SEMKO / NUTEK / cUL / CISPR 22 Class B / VCCI Class B ITE / TUV GS / CSA / CE / FCC Class B certified / TCO '95/VESA DPMS / TCO 99 / VCCI / TUV GS / UL / CSA / CE / FCC Class B certified / TCO '99/VESA DPMS / VCCI-I / TCO 99 / NUTEK / Energy 2000 / CISPR 22 Class B / BSMI / TUV GS / UL / CSA / CE / FCC Class B certified / TCO '99
Refurbished:Refurbished

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

TV Tuner Presence: No