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Samsung SyncMaster 172N

Samsung SyncMaster 172N
alaScore 83

144 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 172N. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, 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 172N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 144 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung SyncMaster 172N


alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 172N from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung SyncMaster 172N 17" LCD Monitor (Black)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (

Samsung SyncMaster 172N-Black


Excellent focus and sharpness; above-average color saturation and geometry; affordable price; comprehensive tech support.

Generates minor image distortions.

The Samsung SyncMaster 172N doesn't provide any revolutionary features, but its standout image quality makes it a good choice for home and small offices.

Expert review by: Jay Werfalli (

Samsung SyncMaster 172v


A quick look around the Samsung website reveals that the company has an impressive range of TFT models which alone is an indicator of how the flat panel market has grown over the last few years. With an assortment of LCDs that range from simple, clean...

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: Matt (

Syncmaster 172N


Very Light

Doesn't swivel left and right, cannot raise or lower screen

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: Lubo (

Excellent choice


Sharp, clear picture

Response time is 25ms

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: (

"Great picture, worth every penny"


My first LCD monitor. Awesome detail in the picture. Looks great on the desk. I highly reccomend this one.

You can't raise and lower the screen. Only tilt it front to back.

Consumer review by: smoke00077 (

"This thing is really good,"


I like that you cn put it on the wall and you don't have to buy and other things to do that. Also the way it handles the HD movie play back and the hi-speed games. I have to say its the best you can get for your buck!!!!! I have have had this one for...

I liked the size and the price alot. But the way it can go on the wall and the tilt was the frist thing I liked about it.

I would have liked to have had some key board lighting put on it, thats would have made it a full five stars for me.

Consumer review by: hitmanoo (

"Great upgrade from CRT"


A quality monitor for the money. Under $300 after rebate. Great for a home user just looking to browse the internet, check mail, etc.

Easy to adjust, sharp picture

Buttons are not easy to see on monitor

Consumer review by: (

"Good for an upgrade"


Sharpness, clarity, and color are amazing if your going from CRT to LCD, The picture is clean and color is great. Its like a floating picture and the theres no glare on the screen from overhead lighting, presets are nice and easy to acess

No digital hook up, software and driver support minimal, would be nice to have pnp could us a hub, nice if it came w/ a wall mount

Consumer review by: mikeblexus1 (

"Expected both of my 172n screens to last longer, but both monitors failed after warranty lapsed."


I will try a different monitor manufacter next time. It is odd that the monitors both failed so clode to each other. We did not use them every day either.

great picture quality

did not last long for the price. lasted only 3 years.

Consumer review by: monique_ (

Excellent choice for the money!


When we decided to purchase a flat panel LCD monitor we did not do a ton of research, we found the best way to find a monitor was to go to the store and see them in action. After seeing a few monitors for $500 and up, we found this one, and were ...

Crisp, clean images

No height adjustment, buttons are a bit small.

Jul, 2004

Product Specifications

The Samsung SyncMaster 172N is an ultra-slim 17-inch TFT-LCD that offers a razor-sharp picture and wealth of innovative features. An analog LCD that's ideal for the corporate office to the home office, the 172N delivers 1280 x 1024 maximum resolution. The 172N redefines the concept of sleek. With both a narrow bezel that measures just 0.5" thin, and a removable base, the 172N is ideal for tiling. Multiple monitors can be lined side-by-side or stacked on top of each other for a continuous flow of virtually uninterrupted data - a growing application that's well suited for industries from medical to financial. The monitor's built-in Power Brick and VESA wall-mount capability also make it the perfect choice for a crowded corporate environment, or a home user needing more desk space. The 172N delivers a maximum of 16.2 million colors. Input video signals include analog RGB, and input connectors include 15-Pin D-Sub. So if you want the latest LCD technology and versatility in a slim, stylish design, the 172N is the perfect fit.

Audio Output

Type: None

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
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:250cd/m2/270cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:350:1/450:1
Image Max H-View Angle:150
Image Max V-View Angle:120/125
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/Mac / PC / Unix
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster 172

Input Device

Type: None


Color:Black/Black / Silver/Ivory/Silver
Compliant Standards:CE / CISPR 22 Class B / CSA / DDC-2B / DHHS / DOC-B / IEC950 / Plug and Play / PTB / TCO '99 / TUV / UL / VCCI / TCO 99/CE / CISPR 22 Class B / CSA / DDC-2B / DHHS / DOC-B / IEC950 / PTB / TCO '95 / TUV / UL / VCCI / TCO 95/CE / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK / TCO '99 / TUV GS / TCO 99/CISPR 22 Class B / CSA / DHHS / IEC950 / PTB / TCO '95 / TUV / UL / TCO 95/DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK / TCO '99 / TUV GS / TCO 99

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

TV Tuner Presence: No