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Samsung SyncMaster 173MW

Samsung SyncMaster 173MW
alaScore 87

134 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 173MW. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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 173MW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 173MW from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Monitors on

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This summary is based on the product: Samsung SyncMaster 192MP 19" LCD Monitor with TV Tuner (Silver)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Alfred Poor (

Samsung SyncMaster 173mw


Native Resolution: 1280 x 768 pixels x pixels, Screen Size: 17 inches, Type: Monitor, Supported EDTV and HDTV Resol...

Versatile multimedia for the desktop. Handy remote control. Extra AV connectors and headphone jack on side.

Moderate smearing on moving images. Weak documentation. No mute button on front panel.

This dual-function 17-inch widescreen monitor/TV knows that all work and no play makes for a dull monitor. Designed for business, its picture-in-picture (PiP) feature lets news junkies keep current while working on office applications. It has a lot of att

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Laura Blackwell (

Samsung SyncMaster 173MW


Text looks great, but go elsewhere for entertainment.

Crisp text and appealing audio features don't make the most of the wide-screen format; other monitors provide better graphics.

Sep, 2004

Expert review by: Laura Blackwell (

173MW Silver 17


Although both of the other 17-inch monitors we tested reproduced the bright colors and flesh tones in our test screens better than this one did, the 173MW still earned a score of Very Good for graphics. Its video was a tad less pleasing. In our...

Three brightness settings (entertainment, Internet, and text) and four color settings (cool, normal, warm, and SRGB) are preprogrammed. The 173MW also allows you to save your own brightness and color settings; an animated tutorial guides you painlessly...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by: Edward B. Driscoll, Jr. (

HDTV on Your Desktop


Wide-screen (and pricey) LCD monitor supports high-definition TV.

Wide-screen (and pricey) LCD monitor supports high-definition TV.

Jun, 2004

Expert review by: Alfred Poor (

Samsung SyncMaster 192MP


Soon Americans will celebrate the anniversary of their Declaration of Independence, and many revelers will record the festivities with the latest digital technology. Oddly, though, for viewing their memories, untold numbers remain under the tyranny of...

Good picture quality. Feature-packed. Handy television tuner and remote control

Some smearing on fast-moving images

Jun, 2004


Expert review by: Brandon King (

Samsung SyncMaster 173P


The Samsung SyncMaster 173P boasts among the best image quality we've seen in an LCD monitor. Even the gaming performance was better than expected, but still may not live up to a sniper's expectations.

Dual VGA/DVI inputs ; sleek design ; included calibration software

Software only compatible with Windows ; price may be restrictive to some

The Samsung SyncMaster 173P boasts among the best image quality we

Apr, 2004

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (

Samsung SyncMaster 173P


Innovative design and high-quality images make this "hands-free" monitor a hands-down winner.

The swank SyncMaster 173P's outstanding image quality (and good looks) make it a fine choice for graphics and entertainment applications, if you can swing its premium price.

Feb, 2004

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (

Samsung 17IN LCD 1280X1024 700:1 .264MM 173P SILVER ULTRA NARROW BEZEL (Samsung-173PSILVER)


Artwork: Rick Rizner, John Goddard

Feb, 2004

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (

17IN LCD 1280x1024 700:1 .264mm 173p Silver Ultra Narrow Bezel


Samsung's stylish SyncMaster 173P should appeal not only to techno-fashion aficionados but to anyone who wants an LCD that delivers outstanding image quality. Thanks to its very sharp text and vivid, accurate colors, the 173P earned top scores for both...

As is often the case with innovative designs, the SyncMaster 173P LCD isn't cheap. Its $630 price tag (at the time of our review) makes it nearly as expensive as some 19-inch LCDs

Feb, 2004

Expert review by: Ian Bell (

Samsung Syncmaster 173T Review


The 173T does not offer any technological improvements over its predecessor, the 172T, so you will need to decide if it is worth the $100 increase to step up to a higher contrast ratio on an older model. The Syncmaster 172T offers higher a contrast...

Supports both DVI and analog inputs simultaneously ; very bright color reproduction

limited to 450:1 contrast ratio ; limited adjustability

Business and home users will love the 173T's bright display, crisp clear text and low price point.

Oct, 2003

Product Specifications

The Samsung SyncMaster 173T is an ultra-slim 17-inch TFT-LCD that offers a razor-sharp picture and wealth of innovative features. An analog and digital LCD that's ideal for the corporate office to the home office, the 173T delivers high contrast ratio, 0.264mm pixel pitch, 1280 x 1024 maximum resolution, a scanning frequency of 30-81 KHz horizontal and 56-75 vertical, and a large horizontal/vertical viewing angle. The 173T redefines the concept of sleek. With both a narrow bezel that measures just 0.5" thin, and a removable base, the 173T 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, Pivot technology and VESA wall-mount capability also make it the perfect choice for a crowded corporate environment, or a home user needing more desk space. Available in black, the 173T delivers a maximum of 16.2 million colors. Input video signals include analog RGB and digital DVI, and input connectors include 15-Pin D-Sub. So if you want the latest LCD technology and versatility in a slim, stylish design, the 173T is the perfect fit.

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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/0.289mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:250cd/m2/270cd/m2/450cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:450:1/500:1/700:1
Image Max H-View Angle:150/170/178
Image Max V-View Angle:120/170/178
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)/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/PC
Model:173MW/173P/173S/173T/173T MM
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:BSMI / C-Tick / CCIB / CE / CSA / GOST / GS / MPR II / NEMKO / NOM / PCBC / PSB / SASO / SIQ / TCO '95 / TUV / UL 1950 / VCCI / TCO 95/BSMI / C-Tick / CCIB / CSA / DDC-2B / GOST / MPR II / NEMKO / NOM / NUTEK / PCBC / Plug and Play / SASO / SIQ / TCO '95 / TUV / TUV GS / UL 1950 / VCCI / TCO 95/CE / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK / TCO '03 / TUV GS / VESA DPMS / TCO 03/CE / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / TCO '99 / TUV GS / TCO 99/CE / DDC/CI / Energy 2000 / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK / TCO '03 / TUV GS / VESA DPMS/CE / DDC/CI / Energy 2000 / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK / TCO '03 / TUV GS / VESA DPMS / TCO 03/DDC-1 / DDC-2B / Energy 2000/DDC-2B / NUTEK / Plug and Play / TCO '99 / TCO 99

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

Video Input

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