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Samsung SyncMaster 172 B

Samsung SyncMaster 172 B
alaScore 83

10 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster 172 B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 10 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Syncmaster 172B 17


WHAT'S HOT: The 172B's strongest asset is its image quality. Even though it has only an analog video interface, in our tests the 172B rendered terrific graphics and text on photos and Web pages; font sizes smaller than 9 points had crisp edges. (This...

Extras include built-in speakers, a plus if you're pressed fordesktop space. Like the built-in speakers on many monitors we've evaluated,these are adequate only for business use, as they emitted tinny trebles andbarely perceptible bass notes

Expert review by:

Samsung SyncMaster 172B


Sleek, silver panel displays color graphics well.

Expert review by:

Samsung 172B 17" LCD


Samsung is one of the biggest manufacturers of electronics in the market today. They make everything from a microwaves to 40" HDTV Plasma Screens. They are also one of the leaders in LCD manufacturing and are intensively campaigning to get more people...


Consumer review by:

One of the best and slimest moniters ever


Consumer review by:

Defective Monitor and no service from Samsung


Nice looking monitor

Developed lines across monitor-Samsung will not replace

Expert review by:

Samsung SyncMaster 172B


Thin is in, and this slender 17-inch LCD from Samsung provides a bright, colorful picture, and saves you tons of desk space.

Slim, bright, and easy to set up; saves lots of space; vivid colors

Fuzzy text at small fonts; slightly distorted geometry; expensive

This LCD could fit well into any small office, but the Dell UltraSharp 1702FP is prettier and cheaper.

Product Specifications

No matter how you look at it, Samsung LCDs offer a view that is picture perfect every time. From the corporate office to the home office, Samsung LCDs deliver high contrast, crisp text, and lightning fast response time - all in an ultra-slim, lightweight design. Now you can enjoy your viewing experience without compromising your valuable workspace. Offering the latest LCD technology, flexible features, and high resolution, Samsung displays are perfect for any user. The SyncMaster 172B multimedia LCD produces sharp, crisp text and images with a high contrast ratio of 500: 1 and high brightness of 250 cd/m2. With an ultra-thin 1.0" panel profile, the 172B has a lot more going for it than just sleek good looks. With its built-in speakers, the 172B is ideal for any environment where space is a factor.

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight


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:0.26mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:250cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:500:1
Image Max H-View Angle:+70 / -70/+85 / -85/170
Image Max V-View Angle:+60 / -60/+85 / -85/170
Interface:VGA (HD-15)
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 / Unix/PC/Unix / Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster 172

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:CE / CISPR 22 Class B / CSA / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / DHHS / DOC-B / IEC950 / Plug and Play / PTB / TCO '99 / TUV / UL 1950 / VCCI / TCO 99/CE / CISPR 22 Class B / CSA / DDC-2B / DDC/CI / DHHS / DOC-B / EN 60950 / EN55022 / FCC Class B certified / IC Class B / ICES-003 / IEC 61000-3-2 / IEC 61000-3-3 / IEC950 / MPR II / NUTEK / Plug and Play / PTB / TCO '99 / TUV / UL 1950 / VCCI Class B ITE / VESA DPMS / TCO 99/CSA / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / Energy 2000 / MPR II / NEMKO / NUTEK / TCO '99 / UL / TCO 99/UL 1950 / TCO 99 / PTB / IEC950 / DOC-B / DHHS / DDC-2Bi / DDC-1 / CISPR 22 Class B / VCCI / TUV / CSA / CE / FCC Class B certified / Plug and Play / TCO '99

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS / Linux / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP

Video Input

TV Tuner Presence: No