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Samsung Syncmaster 171B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 974 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. Opinions about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. 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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Syncmaster 171B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung Syncmaster 171B from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and price are also appreciated.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

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 (pcworld.com)

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 (pcworld.com)

Samsung SYNCMASTER 171MP

 
Feb, 2002

Expert review by: Alfred Poor (pcmag.com)

Samsung Adds TV to an LCD

 
Jan, 2002

Expert review by: Kristina Blachere (cnet.com)

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 (cnet.com)

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

EDITOR'S CHOICE

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 (hometheater.com)

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

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 20

Audio Output

Type:None/Speaker(s)

Buttons

Input Type:Press buttons

Certificates

Certification:CE, TÜV GS, EPA, E2000, TCO'99 / EPA / NUTEK, UL, CSA, NOM, NEMKO, SEMKO, CE, TuV, PCMC, EZW, SIQ, MEEI, GOST, CCIB, PSB, EIAJ EMI: NEMKO, CE, RFS, C-TICK, VCCI, BCIQ Low-Radiation: MRP-II, TCO 99 / ISO 13406/2\nTCO '03\nCE / TCO / TCO '03 / TCO'99 / TCO, UL, CSA, TUV, GB, IEC / TCO99 / UL, CSA, NOM, NEMKO, SEMKO, CE, TuV, PCMC, EZW, SIQ, MEEI, GOST, CCIB, PSB, EIAJ EMI: NEMKO, CE, RFS, C-TICK, VCCI, BCIQ Low-Radiation: MRP-II, TCO 99 / Windows 8.1
Compliance industry standards:DDC 2B
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
Safety:UL (USA) : UL 60950-1CSA (Canada) : CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 TUV (Germany) : EN60950-1NEMKO (Norway) : EN60950-1 KC (Korea) : K60950-1 CCC (China) : GB 4943-2001PSB (Singapore) : IEC60950-1GOST (Russia) : IEC60950-1, EN55022SIQ (Slovenia) : IEC60950-1, EN55022PCBC (Poland) : IEC60590-1, EN55022NOM (Mexico) : NOM-019-SCFI-1993IRAM (Argentina) :IEC60950-1SASO (Saudi Arabia) : IEC60950-1

Computer system

Computer system:N / Y
Computer system type:Thin Client
Internal memory:1
Internal storage capacity:4
Processor:A9
Processor family:ARM Cortex
Processor frequency:1
Processor model:A9

Design

Bezel width (bottom):0.866
Certification:FCC, CE
Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Silver
Compatibility:Samsung
Design:Digital signage flat panel
Feet color:Black
Feet colour:Black
Interface:IR Wireless
Orientation:Horizontal/Vertical
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical
Remote control proper use:Audio, Home cinema system, TV
RoHS compliance: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:15.7 x 15.7 / 400 x 400 / 7.87 x 7.87

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.2in/18in/6.9in/7.5in/8.1in/8.2in/8in
Height:14.5in/15.3in/16.5in/17.9in/18in/7.2in/8.2in
Weight:10.6lbs/11.2lbs/11.9lbs/11lbs/13.2lbs/13.7lbs/13lbs/14.1lbs/18.5lbs
Width:14.4in/14.5in/15in/16.2in/16.7in/17.3in/17.4in/17.5in

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3
Built-in display: No
Composite sync: Yes
Contrast ratio (dynamic):20000:1 / 3000:1 / 50000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 1200:1 / 350:1 / 4000:1 / 400:1 / 5000:1 / 500:1 / 600:1
Digital horizontal frequency:30 - 81
Digital vertical frequency:56 - 75
Display:LCD / LED
Display brightness:200 / 240 / 250 / 300 / 330 / 350 / 500
Display Diagonal:15 / 17 / 19 / 19.5 / 21.5 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 32 / 40 / 46
Display Diagonal (metric):46
Display number of colors:1.073 billion colours / 16.2 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1366 x 768 / 1440 x 900 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 55 / 30 - 70 / 30 - 81
Display sRGB: Yes
Display Technology:TN / TN+Film
Display Type:LED
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
HDCP:No / Yes
Horizontal scan range:30 - 55 / 30 - 70 / 30 - 81
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3
Pixel Pitch:0.00976 x 0.00976 / 0.0106 x 0.0106 / 0.0112 x 0.0112 / 0.0116 x 0.0116 / 0.0143 x 0.0143 / 0.0255 x 0.0255 / 0.24 / 0.264
Response Time:2 / 25 / 40 / 5 / 8
Separate H/V sync: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1280 x 1024 (SXGA) / 1400 x 900 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p / 1080p
Sync-on-green (SOG): Yes
Type:FST
Vertical scan range:50 - 120 / 50 - 85 / 56 - 75 / 56 - 76 / 56 - 85
Viewable size, horizontal:11 / 13.3 / 16.1
Viewable size, vertical:10 / 10.5 / 10.6 / 8.27
Viewing angle, horizontal:140 / 150 / 160 / 170 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:120 / 125 / 160 / 170 / 178 / 85

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

Display Resolution

Display Resolution:1024 x 768

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Energy efficiency compliance:A / Unspecified
Energy Star certified: Yes
Power consumption (max):23
Power consumption (PowerSave):14
Power consumption (standby):0.1 / 0.3 / 0.5 / 1 / 2
Power consumption (typical):14 / 140 / 19 / 21 / 22 / 230 / 24 / 28 / 34 / 47 / 50 / 65

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Ergonomics

Height adjustment:No / Yes
LED Indicators: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Pivot: Yes
Pivot angle:-1 - 95
Plug and Play: Yes
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes
Swivel angle range:-45 - 45
Swiveling:Y
Swivelling: Yes
Tilt adjustment: Yes
Tilt angle:-1 - 20 / -3 - 25
Tilt angle range:-1 - 20 / -3 - 25
VESA mounting:N / Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100 / 75 x 75 / N

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC/Mac / PC / Unix/PC/Unix / Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:173V/B/MP/N/P/S/T/V
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster/Samsung SyncMaster 171

Input Device

Type:None/Remote control

Miscellaneous

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

Multimedia

Audio system:External Speakers (optional) / N
Built-in camera: No
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:2
TV tuner integrated: No

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40 / 10 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40 / 10 - 40

Other Features

AC (power) in: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bandwidth:0.135
Bezel width:17.14
Bezel width (bottom):0.866
Built-in camera: No
Bundled hardware:VGA cable
Cable lock slot: No
Depth (with stand):4.65
Digital audio optical out:1
Digital horizontal frequency:30 - 81
Digital vertical frequency:56 - 75
Display:LED
Display sRGB: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Height (with stand):22.9
Monitor max. video input bandwidth:140
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of products included:1
Number of TV tuners:1
On/Off switch: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):17.9 x 5.55 x 17.2
Pivot:Y
Power consumption (max):121 / 160
Relative humidity:10 - 80
Response time (3D):8
Screen format adjustments:16:9
Viewable size diagonal:40
Viewable size, horizontal:15.7
Viewable size, vertical:15.7
Weight:25.4
Weight with stand:50.7
Width (with stand):38.2
Время отклика:8

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:Drivers & Utilities
Cables included:AC, DVI, VGA / Audio (3.5mm), DVI, VGA / HDMI / VGA
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stand included: Yes
User Guide on CD-ROM: Yes

Packaging Data

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:VGA
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Package depth:15.5 / 5.2 / 5.79 / 6.4 / 6.8 / 7.28
Package height:14.2 / 15.2 / 15.5 / 15.6 / 20.9 / 28.7 / 7.36
Package weight:11.9 / 12.1 / 13.1 / 267.2 / 36.6 / 529.5 / 8.16 / 9.92
Package width:20.8 / 21.1 / 22.7 / 24.1 / 32.5 / 47.9
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

HDCP: No
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Multi-display supported:N
Number of devices supported:1
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Audio Input:No / Yes
Audio Output:No / Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
DVI port:No / Yes
DVI-D ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
HDMI in:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x display / video - VGA / VBE - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) - 1 1 x display / video - DVI-Digital - 24 pin digital DVI - 1 / 15 pin D-sub / VGA (15 Dsub)
RS-232 interface: Yes
RS-232C:Y
USB port:1 / No
VGA (D-Sub) input ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Energy efficiency class:A / Unspecified
Energy Star certified:Y
Power consumption (max):23
Power consumption (PowerSave):14
Power consumption (standby):0.1 / 0.3 / 0.5 / 1 / 2
Power consumption (typical):14 / 140 / 19 / 21 / 22 / 230 / 24 / 28 / 34 / 47 / 65

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Technical Details

Bezel width:0.673
Display Type:LED
PC in (D-Sub): Yes

Thin Client

Internal memory:1
Internal storage capacity:4
Processor:A9
Processor family:ARM Cortex
Processor frequency:1
Thin client installed:No / Yes

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.18 / 16.5 / 2.09 / 2.16 / 2.18 / 2.36 / 2.64 / 3.22 / 3.7 / 3.94 / 6.89 / 7.52 / 7.99 / 8.07 / 8.19 / 8.23 / 8.66
Depth (with stand):7.28 / 7.36 / 7.48 / 7.68 / 8.27 / 8.66 / 9.33 / 9.84
Dimensions (WxDxH):14 x 15.2 x 14.5
Height:11.4 / 11.8 / 11.9 / 12.4 / 12.7 / 13 / 14.2 / 14.5 / 15 / 15.4 / 16.3 / 17.1 / 18 / 24.1 / 24.3 / 5.98
Height (with stand):14.9 / 15.2 / 15.4 / 15.8 / 16.6 / 16.7 / 16.9 / 17
Package depth:15.5 / 5.2 / 5.79 / 7.28
Package height:14.2 / 15.2 / 15.5 / 15.6 / 7.36
Package weight:11.9 / 12.1 / 13.1 / 13.2 / 8.16 / 9.92
Package width:20.8 / 21.1 / 22.7 / 24.1
Stand weight:3.09
Weight:10.6 / 12.1 / 2.26 / 211.2 / 25.4 / 27.6 / 4.63 / 441.6 / 6.06 / 6.5 / 6.72 / 7.5 / 9.7 / 9.92
Weight with stand:17 / 5.29 / 7.05 / 8.38 / 9.37 / 9.92
Width:13.8 / 14.5 / 14.6 / 16.2 / 16.4 / 16.7 / 17.3 / 17.5 / 18.7 / 19.8 / 20.2 / 21.5 / 21.9 / 29 / 41.6
Width (with stand):14.6 / 16.4 / 16.5 / 17.3 / 18.7 / 19.8 / 20.2 / 21.5 / 21.9