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Samsung Syncmaster 172x

Samsung Syncmaster 172x
alaScore 85

111 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 reviews of Samsung Syncmaster 172x. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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 172x is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung SyncMaster 172X


The SyncMaster 172X's fast 12-ms response time makes entertainment more comfortable than on most LCDs.

Excellent text display ; Inexpensive ; Thin ; Small ; Unique design

Pronounced color shifts at extreme angles

Well-rendered motion and decent graphics make the Samsung SyncMaster 172X a good LCD monitor for entertainment.

Jun, 2004

Expert review by (

Samsung 172X 17'' LCD Monitor


The Samsung SyncMaster 172X is one of the first LCD monitors with a 12-millisecond response rate we've tested. In our informal tests with an action game and a movie, we pitted the SyncMaster 172X against our Dell UltraSharp 1703FP Best Buy. We found...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Laura Blackwell (

A High-Speed LCD for DVD


New monitor caters to the DVD-viewing set.

New monitor caters to the DVD-viewing set.

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : Alfred Poor (

Samsung SyncMaster 172X


The sleek and slim Samsung 172X is all business—it has both analog and digital inputs, but no frills.

The slim design of the Samsung SyncMaster 172X, with its thin bezel, makes the monitor pretty to look at whether the power is on or off. The computer-based control utility and digital connection also add value. But the monitor doesn't have extras such...

Feb, 2004

Expert review by : Admin (

Samsung SyncMaster 172X LCD Monitor Review


Today we'll be looking at another of Samsung's popular SyncMaster line of LCD monitors, the 172X. This 17" monitor is one of Samsung's top of the line monitors, with a very important feature for us gamers and hardcore computer geeks, a 12ms response...

Looks great ; Extremely small footprint ; Excellent monitor quality ; Wall-mounting unit ; DVI-D connection ; Stylish design ; Easy to use software ; Extremely fast response time - no ghosting

Slight adjustability problems, users may find it does not adjust to a tall enough stature

Finally, a monitor that can hold up to the rigours of extreme testing! The SyncMaster 172X not only lived up to the standards I’m now looking for in LCD monitors, but amazed me with the ghostless gaming with that incredible 12ms response time. ...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by (pyroport)

SyncMaster 172X TFT LCD Display

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Benjamin "Zeus" Heide (

Samsung SyncMaster 172X 12ms "Gaming LCD"


After reading the last review I posted of the Samsung 192MP, Samsung got a hold of me and said they'd sent me an LCD that would silence my complaints of "Ghosting" in Games. The model that arrived at my door less than a week later was the 172X "Narrow...

Supurb Text Quality ; Slim & Narrow ; VESA Mounting Hardware ; No Dead Pixels ; DVI & VGA Inputs ; 12ms Response Time = Excellent Entertainment Performance

Menu Buttons A Little Awkward

The games, movies and applications I tested are similar to the last LCD I reviewed.

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Rob Parks (

Samsung SyncMaster 172X 17" LCD Flat Panel Display


You always hear about how good LCD monitors look, but very rarely are they any good for games. With gaming becoming a very important role for pretty much every home PC, having a monitor that makes your games look good is important. It seems that...

The Samsung SyncMaster 172X 17" Narrow & Slim Color TFT LCD display is a very nice monitor. The controls are great and the quality is fantastic. Samsung has gone far beyond any LCD we have seen. The 172X finally bridges the gap for gamers to enter into...

Nov, 2003

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Samsung Syncmaster 172X LCD Monitor Review


The Samsung Syncmaster 172X is a 17" LCD (a-si TFT/TN) that maintains a 1280x1024 resolution with 0.294mm pixel pitch.

Nov, 2003

Expert review by : Andy Zen (neoseeker)

Samsung 172X Review


Samsung's new performance LCD can be summed up as a a long anticipated merging of the 171T and 172N thin bezel designs. With a VERY smooth looking design, featuring ultra slim, and ultra thin bezel, this LCD certainly LOOKS to like a killer. But how...

Conclusion The Samsung 172x is an impressive monitor. Physically it looks very stylish with the thin, uniform bezel and the unobstrusive buttons. Some users may dislike the fact that the DC powersupply is external and is not part of the monitor itself....

Nov, 2003

Product Specifications

Eliminating unnecessary bulk, this monitor is light and slim. Place this monitor wherever it is needed, unobtrusively. Its lightweight and slim structure can fit anywhere! The tight-fitting case, along with the uniquely exceptional slender one-body stand, accentuates the SyncMaster's slim appearance. For an uncluttered look and to underscore the stylish and simple front view, the control buttons have been hidden. Conveniently placed out of sight, but not out of reach, these hidden control buttons add to the sophisticated and contemporary look of your monitor. The ultra narrow bezel provides a slim frame around your monitor, truly accentuating what is on the monitor screen. The Hidden Cable System eliminates the need for bulky cables that clutter the area around your monitor. The clean cable arrangement emphasizes the clean look of this monitor.

Audio Output

Type: None




Color of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:270
Display Diagonal:17
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 80
Horizontal scan range:30 - 80
Pixel Pitch:0.289
Response Time:12 / 16
Vertical scan range:56 - 75
Viewing angle, horizontal:160
Viewing angle, vertical:140

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/0.289mm/0.294mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:270cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:500:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160
Image Max V-View Angle:140
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)/VGA (HD-15) / DVI
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Response Time:12ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Energy Management

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


VESA mounting interfaces:75 x 75


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster 172

Input Device

Type: None


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

Other Features

Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.1 x 15.5 x 5.59 / 18.1 x 5.59 x 15.5

Packaging Data

Package weight:12


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

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
TV Tuner Presence: No

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:12