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    Samsung SyncMaster 172W LCD Monitor Review
    Author: Jakester
    Date Posted: July 13th, 2003
    SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Bottom Line: LCD Monitors continue to improve picture quality, brightness and viewing angles, we got hold of the latest Samsung SyncMaster 172W LCD Monitor and put it to the test. Find out how we rated it and what makes it different from the rest in our official review...

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    Conclusion:

    I could essentially write this conclusion in one word: magnificent. Samsung's SyncMaster 172W has been an absolute treat to review. While it's street price is a semi-steep $649USD, keep in mind you're paying for an excellent 17" LCD monitor. The menu system for the SyncMaster is smart and simple- navigating with it's front panel buttons is a breeze. Samsung's MagicBright feature is also a nice addition for having quick access to the brightness of the monitor. I also found the Dual Hinge System to be a nice feature as it was very easy to adjust the tilt and height of the screen. However, I would have liked the main arm to have just a little bit higher raising radius, but that is just me being picky. My girlfriend was impressed by the SyncMaster's picture when we watched the movie on it and with that I can say- chicks dig the monitor.

    Pros:

    • Beautiful Picture quality
    • Easy to use display menu
    • Extra-wide shape provides a much better widescreen movie experience
    • No dead pixels
    • No ghosting
    • Easily adjustable Dual Hinge Mount

    Cons (very minor):

    • Slight problem with the maximum height allowance (not a big deal, I'm pretty much used to it now).
    • Speakers could be better, but I can't expect much from built-in monitor speakers.

    Overall, I was very impressed with the SyncMaster 172W 17" LCD monitor and I give it a 9.5 out of 10.

    SLRating: 9.5/10

     

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