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Planar PT1710MX
5.5* out of 10

Planar PT1710MX

The cost-effective PT1710MX 17“ touchscreen monitor is perfect Read more

Great Deal: $590.36

Reviews and Problems with Planar PT1710MX

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Overall 8
8.0

w/ my Laptop it must be main monitor.

Mike J., Newegg
5 May 2009
  • Summary: I'm using this for my DMX Intelligent Lighting rig using Martin LightJockey. Works great as a 'busking' console.
  • Pros: Responsive. Seems durable (had it just a short time). Bright enough for office use. Taking the stand off, I'm able to carry it and my 17" laptop in my Targus Laptop bag along with all of the power bricks and cables to run my lighting desk for Martin LightJockey. I can show up to a lighting gig wi...
  • Cons: Could be sharper but I understand the limitations of the resistive technology, you're not going to use something like this for digital photo processing. I could never get the drivers to run the monitor as the secondary off my laptop, it absolutely must be setup as the main monitor. Not a deal bre...
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Overall 8
8.0

Much better than the alternative

Zachary A., Newegg
30 December 2008
  • Summary: Compared with the other major maker of touchscreens, the warranty is golden. I switched to Planar because the other maker does not have an advanced replacement policy, and requires about a month turnaround time to repair a touchscreen.
  • Pros: Screen is very bright for a Resistive-type touchscreen and just the right sensitivity. Software included with the driver has all the necessary utilities and settings. Speakers included are OK. The warranty is excellent compared with another major manufacturer of touchscreens.
  • Cons: The driver isn't totally compatible with Windows 2000. It continually crashes one 2k box, but works perfectly on another after several initial reboots were needed to fully install. Calls to customer service were not fruitful, as they didn't really help me much. The one tech who answered had virtu...
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