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Samsung Syncmaster 171B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 973 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. People really like the reliability and size. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

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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 88/100 = 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 People are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and price also get good opinions.

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

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

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (

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 (

Samsung SyncMaster 171MP


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

Feb, 2002

Expert review by: By Rebecca Freed (


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'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


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: GideonTech (gideontech)

Samsung Syncmaster 171P LCD


High contrast ratio, Large viewing angle, Pivoting screen, Beautiful touch sensitive OSD controls, Sleek silver finish, Designed by F.A. Porsche

Non-removable video cables

The first connector we tried was the analog.  The LCD screen is extremely bright and crisp even when using the analog connector.  The refresh rate is locked in at 60Hz like its younger brother the 151V .  The 1024X768 resolution was first tested at...

Sep, 2002

Expert review by: GideonTech (gideontech)

Samsung Syncmaster 171MP LCD


Numerous connectors, Touch sensitive control panel, On screen controls are easy to understand, Some cables are included, TV Tuner included, Light weight, able to be mounted on a wall, Beautiful silver finish

No DVI connector, HDTV only usable through digital television

Lets get a general feel of the picture quality of the 171MP using various different connection methods. RCA Coax S-Video Overall, the picture quality is best using the S-Video option.  All the above shots were taken using the same digital box.  Lets...

Aug, 2002


Expert review by: E L (neoseeker)

Samsung 171P TFT LCD Review


Porsche. Does that attract your attention? Well, to many, just the name will perk heads. Samsung’s new 171P 17” TFT LCD monitor designed by F.A. Porsche Designs will definitely appeal to many people. So, you may be asking whether it really makes a...

What Does It Offer Other Than Looks?First, lets take a look at the specifications that come with the Samsung 171P TFT LCD.

Jul, 2002

Expert review by: Chris Chiarella (

Samsung SyncMaster 171MP multimedia LCD


Many of my coworkers in New York City tend to sum up flat-panel LCD monitors as "cool," a concise but shallow understatement. Flat panels are the envy of big-ass CRTs (and their owners) everywhere, a sexy combination of performance and space economy in...

May, 2002

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.

Audio Output


Computer system

Computer system:No / Yes
Computer system type:Thin Client


VESA mounting: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:Full HD
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9

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


VESA mounting:No / 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

Ports & interfaces

Headphone Out: Yes
RS-232C: Yes

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Technical Details

Bezel width:0.673

Video Input

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