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Samsung SyncMaster 172MP

Samsung SyncMaster 172MP
alaScore 84

10 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 172MP. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, 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 Samsung SyncMaster 172MP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Samsung 172MP

Mar, 2004

Expert review by: Eric Chua (neoseeker)

Samsung 172MP Review


Samsung's "MP" series has long held a special place in our hearts: what more can you ask for than LCD slickness and the ability to watch TV or hook up your consoles to your computer screen? Samsung steps up to the plate with their latest 17" MP...

Conclusion Overall, Samsung's SyncMaster 172MP is an elegant monitor that adds sophistication and quality to any desktop computer. It delivers vibrant colours and sharp images when set to the suggested resolution. The monitor's overall performance was...

Nov, 2003

Expert review by: SLCentral (slcentral)

Expert Review

Sep, 2003


Expert review by: Nathan Glentworth (tweaknews)



Samsung has done nothing but improve on a good product with the 172MP. For ~US$700, you don't only get a decent 17 inch LCD monitor, but also a mini-multimedia center with full component and composite audio and video capabilities.

Great Quality ; Good Looks ; TV & Audio/Video Inputs ; Very Good Sound Quality ; Low Power Consumption ; VERY LOW workspace Footprint ; Vibrant colors and Contrast ; Low Radiation ; Low Eyestrain ; Cons

Initial Price (US$700)may be a little steep for some people

Aug, 2003

Expert review by: HardwareCentral (

Samsung SyncMaster 172MP Review


A super-sharp LCD monitor with TV tuner and picture-in-picture capability, Ample video, S-Video, and component inputs; above-average internal speakers

Costly, and not the brightest, compared to TV-free flat panels, No digital PC input or portrait-mode pivoting

With the TV turned off, the SyncMaster 172MP is a sharp, sunny 17-inch monitor that shows its native 1,280 by 1,024 resolution at either the LCD standard 60Hz or a 75Hz refresh rate -- both flicker-free, the latter a bit crisper under our office...

Jul, 2003

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (

HardwareCentral - Samsung SyncMaster 172MP Review.


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Jul, 2003

Expert review by: Ameya Dalvi (

Samsung SyncMaster 172MP


In the past few days, I have observed a strange phenomenon. I see a lot more people from my office visiting me daily and some of them just to say 'Hi'. And some others just pass by, look at me and mumble something like - 'You lucky xyz'. Honestly,...

Nov, 2003

Product Specifications

For users who want the benefits of High Definition television, the 172MP offers HDTV-Ready capability. Included in the box is a modular TV tuner that simply snaps into the back of the monitor, the display is capable of allowing viewers to watch two sources of input at the same time with its Picture-In-Picture feature. The 172MP is excellent for use in a corporate environment, bank or even in the home where multiple tasks must be performed simultaneously. For example, a broker can watch the stock market ticker on TV while working on a client's portfolio or a home user can watch a favorite show while emailing a friend. For those who require the most superior image quality available on the market today, the 172MP features Samsung's Patterned Vertical Alignment (PVA), the latest technology advancement in liquid crystal cell structure for improved viewing. This multifunction monitor is targeted to users who require data and graphics that are accurately displayed with photo-realistic image quality including motion video applications, 3D technologies, entertainment, gaming and Web design. The 172MP has an ultra-fine pixel pitch of .264 mm and offers a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024.

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:0.264mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:250cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:700:1
Image Max H-View Angle:170
Image Max V-View Angle: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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster 172

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:CE / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK / Plug and Play / TCO '99 / TUV GS / TCO 99

Video Input

TV Tuner Presence: Yes