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Samsung SyncMaster 172N

Samsung SyncMaster 172N
alaScore 84

82 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 172N. 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.

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Mick Lockey (

Samsung SyncMaster 172N-Black review


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.

Jun, 2003

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 (

Syncmaster 172N


Very Light

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

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (

Excellent choice


Sharp, clear picture

Response time is 25ms

Sep, 2003

Consumer review (

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

Consumer review (

Reasonable monitor for the price


Thin bezel, good stand, easy controls, good price.

Bad color consistency, ghosted images.

May, 2004

Consumer review (

Reasonable monitor for the price


I searched long and hard to find a 17" LCD at a price I could afford. I run a dual monitor setup so I needed a pair which obviously doubles the cost. I had tried the Samsung 173T but I was disappointed with the base which I found too wobbly. I found a ...

Thin bezel, good stand, easy controls, good price

Bad color consistency, ghosted images

May, 2004

Consumer review (

Still Pretty, But Something's Missing...


Good price, excellent picture.

No height adjustment, no DVI.

Oct, 2003

Consumer review (

Still Pretty, But Something's Missing...


My Samsung 171S required replacement recently due to some misfortune, and since I'd been happy with Samsung I wanted to get another one. It certainly wasn't the monitor's fault or Samsung's that I needed to replace it! ...

Good price, excellent picture

No height adjustment, no DVI

Oct, 2003

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


Certification:TCO 99 / TCO 03, TÜV, UL, CSA / TCO99 / \n EMI TCO 99 / TCO 03\n

Dimensions & Weight



Contrast ratio (typical):450:1
Display brightness:270
Display Diagonal:17
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 61 / 30 - 81
Horizontal scan range:30 - 61 / 30 - 81
Pixel Pitch:0.264
Response Time:25
Vertical scan range:56 - 75
Viewing angle, horizontal:150
Viewing angle, vertical:120

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):40 / 45
Power Management:EPA, E2000

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Plug and Play: Yes
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100


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


Audio system:N/A

Operational Conditions

Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:30 - 80

Other Features


Packaging Data

Package weight:13.2

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:15 pin D-sub


Power consumption (typical):40 / 45
Power Management:EPA, E2000

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

TV Tuner Presence: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.3 / 15.5 / 6.93 / 6.97
Height:15.3 / 15.5 / 6.93 / 6.97
Package weight:13.2
Width:14.5 / 15