Recieve bi-weekly updates on news, new articles, and more
Samsung Syncmaster 172MP LCD Monitor Review Author:Jakester Date Posted: March 13th, 2004
Bottom Line: Samsung is back with their sexy new 173P LCD display. although it has a great picture quality and the ability to the display documents or pictures vertically. It may be a bit expensive for the average home user especially if they don't need the digital input, having said that it performed well, read more in our official review....
Magic Bright™ - The 173P utilizes Samsung’s MagicBright™
technology, which features three separate “brightness modes” designed
specifically for PC, Internet and entertainment applications.
brightness mode, PC-Text, is ideal for traditional text-based computing such as
world processing, spreadsheets, graphics and database applications. The PC mode features a brightness level equivalent to what users are accustomed
to on traditional LCD displays.
-The Internet Mode offers increased luminescence that is specifically designed
for viewing streaming video or video from the Internet.
-The Entertainment mode features the highest luminescence level. This mode is
designed for entertainment applications such as PC-Internet gaming, multimedia
content editing, and watching TV or HDTV (if a user’s PC includes a TV tuner).
Dual Signal Inputs- The 173P comes with both Analog RGB and DVI Digital
Link input ports.
Dual Hinge System - The two-hinge system allows the monitor to be folded freely
or to be wall mounted. See demo below (note the monitor in the example isn't the
173P, it is the 172W which has the same dual hinge system)...
Click arrows to see the Dual Hinge System in
Wall or Ceiling Mounting Abilities - Since it comes with a mounting
bracket the 173P is able to mount on a wall or ceiling.
Soft-touch power button - The only external control is the power
button which uses Samsung's extremely cool soft-touch technology.
Pivoting Screen - Included on the software disc is the Pivot Pro program.
To use the software simply right click on the desktop and choose how much you
would like the screen to be rotated and then rotate the monitor screen
The main purpose of this software is to allow the user to fit
more of a word document, picture, or web page on the screen so they don't have
to scroll as much. I didn't end up using this software very much. One, because
whenever I wanted to play a game I had to change the settings back to normal and
then rotate the monitor back into position. Two, my mouse comes with the pretty
much standard scroll wheel which makes scrolling hardly a hassle. I suppose the
best use for this feature would be for viewing tall pictures.