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Samsung Syncmaster 171B

Samsung Syncmaster 171B
alaScore 89

972 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 972 reviews of Samsung Syncmaster 171B. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The usability and price are also appreciated.

design, price, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung Syncmaster 171B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung Syncmaster 171B from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Monitors on Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The design and price also get good feedback.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung SyncMaster 171P 17" LCD Monitor (Silver)

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Digital Trends Staff (

Samsung SyncMaster 171N Review


Business users who are looking to upgrade their current CRT monitors to an LCD will find the Samsung SyncMaster 171n very attractive. The 171n performs well and has some nice extra features plus it's very competitively priced. The entry level LCD...

Good brightness level ; attractive design

Limited to analog input ; noticeable ghosting

Business users who are looking to upgrade their current CRT monitors to an LCD will find the Samsung 171n very attractive.

Jun, 2003

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Cade Metz (

Samsung SyncMaster 171N


For the third year in a row, Samsung earns an Editors' Choice for an LCD monitor: the 17-inch Samsung SyncMaster 171N. This unit has visibly better image quality than the other monitors in our roundup, looking almost as crisp and clear as our reference...

Apr, 2003

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Samsung SyncMaster 171P (Silver) review: Samsung SyncMaster 171P (Silver)


Samsung Electronics paired up with the F.A. Porsche design house to deliver the SyncMaster 171P, a sleek, 17-inch LCD. Its price is a bit steep, but its balance of substance and slick design make it a good choice for businesses that need a...

Contemporary style; vivid colors; wide viewing angles; sensitive onscreen controls.

Panel creaks when adjusted; power cable fits too loosely; some fuzziness at the screen's corners; slight ghosting during DVD playback.

This sleek LCD may be a little pricey, but its sharp image quality and snazzy design make it a good choice for style-conscious business and home users.

Jun, 2002

Expert review by: By Rebecca Freed (


Feb, 2002

Expert review by: By Rebecca Freed (

Samsung SyncMaster 171MP


High-end TV and monitor combo has everything going for it but a great picture.

Feb, 2002

Expert review by: Alfred Poor (

Samsung Adds TV to an LCD

Jan, 2002

Expert review by: Kristina Blachere (

Samsung SyncMaster 902 review: Samsung SyncMaster 902


Samsung's $284 SyncMaster 955DF makes flat-screen monitors affordable for all types of users. But as with other low-cost units we've seen, its display quality falls short of perfection. Samsung's $284 SyncMaster 955DF makes flat-screen monitors...

Low price; optional USB hub available; excellent display controls.

Middling display quality; low refresh rate at highest resolution.

This solid, reasonably priced, 19-inch flat-screen monitor offers satisfactory display quality for mainstream users.

Sep, 2001

Expert review by: Dan Littman (

Samsung SyncMaster 170 review: Samsung SyncMaster 170


Looks Like Love The SyncMaster 170MP's satiny, silver bezel and chrome menu-control buttons are handsome, but more importantly, its picture quality is stunning. Its colors are saturated and vivid, its focus is impeccable, and its sharp contrast draws...

Low price; high-quality picture; built-in TV tuner; extensive input options; easy controls; attractive.

Inputs are hard to reach; no digital input.

A top-quality, full-featured LCD monitor with an entry-level price.

Expert review by: Hardware Zone (

Samsung 171N-Silver 17-inch TFT LCD Monitor


Representing a balance of substance and style, the Samsung 171N with its svelte looking ultra-thin bezel (0.5-inch thick), and cool black pedestal will impress many. This is further enhanced with an effective routing system which reduces wire clutter...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Hi-TEK (

Samsung SyncMaster 171N TFT-LCD Monitor Review


In a quest for conserving desktop space, consumers have started re-defining a long standing trend of migrating away from conventional bulky CRT based monitors. The need for small computer components has been fueled by the popularity of new SFF (Small...

Excellent picture quality and sharp display ; Three year warranty support ; Aesthetically pleasing design ; Good for media applications ; Easy to navigate on screen display menu ; Simple cable management system ; Small size and footprint ; Adjustable...

Slight ghosting on image ; No DVI digital connection

The Samsung SyncMaster series of CRT and TFT-LCD based monitors can certainly be classified as some of the best products currently on the market. The SyncMaster 171N TFT-LCD Monitor has been positioned as a mid-range monitor retailing at $630 CDN and...

Jul, 2003

Product Specifications

Functionality blended with the latest PVA technology. A slim design combined with powerful performance. Flexible features that meet your specific needs. That's the new 171b from Samsung. A perfect combination of function and form to fit the way you work. From Pivot Technology for portrait and landscape viewing, to exceptional 250 cd/m2 brightness, the 171b is the ultimate in viewing comfort and performance. No matter how you look at it, the images are always bright. The text is always crisp. And the view? Always picture-perfect. For users who demand high performance, the 171b delivers. Providing the latest LCD technology, the 171b offers the widest viewing angle, exceptional brightness, extremely high contrast, and a lightning fast response time. For home users who need to save space - the 171b is a perfect fit. With its ultra-slim, lightweight design, the 171b provides the comfort of a 17" screen without taking over your desktop. Take a closer look at the new 171b, and discover just how far your vision can go.

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Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.264mm/0.26mm/0.28mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:220cd/m2/240cd/m2/250cd/m2/270cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:350:1/400:1/450:1/500:1
Image Max H-View Angle:+75 / -75/+80 / -80/+85 / -85/140/150/160/170
Image Max V-View Angle:+60 / -60/+65 / -60/+80 / -80/+85 / -85/120/125/130/160/170
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)/VGA (HD-15)/VGA (HD-15) / DVI
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Response Time:25ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC/Mac / PC / Unix/PC/Unix / Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster/Samsung SyncMaster 171

Input Device

Type:None/Remote control


Color:Black/Black / Silver/Ivory/Silver
Compliant Standards:BCIQ / C-Tick / CE / CSA / EPA Energy Star / IEC950 / ISO 13406-2 / MPR II / NEMKO / TCO '99 / TUV / UL / VCCI Class B ITE / TCO 99/BSMI / C-Tick / CE / CSA / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / MPR II / NEMKO / TCO '99 / TUV GS / UL / TCO 99/C-Tick / CE / CSA / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / DHHS / IEC950 / PTB / TCO '95 / TUV / UL 1950 / VCCI / TCO 95/CE / CISPR 22 Class B / CSA / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / DHHS / DOC-B / IEC950 / PTB / TCO '99 / TUV / UL 1950 / VCCI / TCO 99/CE / CISPR 22 Class B / CSA / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / DHHS / EPA Energy Star / FCC Class B certified / IEC950 / MPR II / NUTEK / Plug and Play / PTB / TCO '99 / TUV / UL / VCCI-I / TCO 99/CE / CISPR 22 Class B / CSA / DDC-2B / DHHS / DOC-B / Energy 2000 / IEC950 / PTB / TCO '99 / TUV / UL / UL 1950 / VCCI / TCO 99/CE / CISPR 22 Class B / CSA / DHHS / DOC-B / EN 60950 / EN55022 / EPA Energy Star / FCC Class B certified / IEC950 / MPR II / NUTEK / Plug and Play / PTB / TCO '95 / TCO '99 / TUV / UL / VESA DPMS / TCO 95 / TCO 99/CE / CSA / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / IEC950 / N

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

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