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:. Samsung SyncMaster 172T LCD
Date: ManufacturerType: Pages:
October 6th, 2002 Samsung Monitors  1 | 2 | 3

:. Introduction .:

The Samsung 172T is by far one of the most unique LCD monitors on the market. I have not seen any LCD that has even come close to the style and performance of the 172T. This 17" LCD outperforms a lot of the LCD monitors currently available. It was designed for high performance usage and therefore the standards are quite high for a monitor such as this.

The silver and black styling also makes this monitor look like so unique because there isn't a monitor on the market that looks nearly as good as this one. It is so thin and compact that it makes anyone drool when they see it, especially when they see how clear, bright, and crisp the image is.

Some Features to Note:

  • Super-Slim Design

  • Resolution: 1280x1024 @ 75Hz

  • Dual Hinge Design

  • VESA Mount Compliant (75mm x 75mm)


:. Specifications .:

Category Samsung 172T
Panel Type a-si TFT/PVA
Viewable Area 17"
Pixel Pitch (mm) 0.264 mm
Brightness (Typical) 250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 500:1
Viewable Angle (H/V) 170 / 170
Response Time Less Than 25ms
Interface Analog / Digital
Power On Mode 42 Watts Maximum
DPMS Mode Less Than 2 Watts
Energy Star Energy Star Compliant
Frequency Horizontal Rate (Digital) 30 ~ 63
Horizontal Rate 30 ~ 81 kHz
Bandwidth 135
Vertical Rate 56 ~ 75 Hz
Maximum Resolution 1280 x 1024
Color Supported 16.2 Million
Signal Input Input Video Signal Analog RGB, Digital DVI
Video Level Analog 0.7VP-P
Sync. Type Separate H/V, Composite H/V
Input Connectors 15 Pin D-Sub & DVI-D
Included Signal Cables Analog & Digital Cables
Multimedia Speakers Stand Option
Wall Mount VESA 75 mm
Emissions Standard TCO '95
Cabinet Color (Front/Back) Silver / Black
Other Included Accessories VESA Wall Mount Bracket
Mac Compatibility Yes
Dimensions Monitor w/Stand (WxHxD) 15.2" x 15.6" x 8.5"
Packaging (WxHxD) 18.4" x 15.7" x 5.7"
Weight Net 10.3 lbs
Gross 15.0 lbs
Special Features Dual Input, Slim, Retractable
Warranty (Parts/Labor/Backlight) 3 Yr. / 3 Yr. / 20,000 Hr.


:. Samsung SyncMaster 172T LCD  .:

When I first saw the package containing this monitor, I thought that there's no way an LCD can be inside a box that small, but there was! I've seen a lot of LCD's in my life and this one is so compact and slim that it can easily fit into a tiny box.

The way it is set up is totally different than other LCD's. The stand is a two-pivot system that allows you to take the LCD and turn it into somewhat of a table (just don't put anything on it). This is also done because the 172T can be wall mounted! If you do choose to mount the unit on a wall, Samsung has provided all the necessary hardware for you to do that. This monitor can be hung on a wall and you don't have to worry about viewing angles since the 170 vertical and horizontal angles can accommodate anyone who is surrounding the monitor. The wall mount system is also very easy to install and comes with detailed instructions. Anyone who constantly uses their desk and needs all the space should consider wall mounting this monitor. But for more entertainment purposes, one might consider wall mounting the 172T in their kitchen or basement bar - you'll be the talk of the town! You can't get monitors to get more versatile than this one. It also includes both Analog and Digital inputs so this monitor can adapt to the new Digital Video Technology without incident. And with the two inputs, you can plug in two computers. By pressing the "Auto" button, you can change between the two computers.

Another thing this monitor is just amazing at is playing DVD's and Video Games. LCD monitors have been known to have lousy video quality since previous technology has "Ghosting" (high pixel delay). With the 172T you don't get that: the monitor has some of the fastest pixel speeds of today's LCD's - at less than 25ms, images and video are displayed flawlessly. Also, with past monitors, low contrast ratios made watching anything with darkness, or shadows blend in as one color - Black. This monitor has a 500:1 contrast ratio which can handle variations in dark colors perfectly. As you can see, the movie "The Lord of the Rings" at right, looks so good on this monitor that instead of just playing the movie for the photo shoot, I ended up putting the camera away and watching the movie because my eyes were so attached!

Another excellent feature this monitor has is the "on-screen menu". It has the most options I've ever seen on a monitor. It is also available in 10 different languages. The option screen is also very easy to navigate through and has plenty of "automatic adjust" features so that you don't have to adjust images yourself. All the small details have been worked out for this monitor. Whether it be the physical design, the software, and the menu, everything was thought of in such a way to make living with the "Digital Life" as easy as possible. Samsung is a company that is leading this "Digit-All" phase of technology to make it easy for anyone to join the digital revolution.


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