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Samsung 172W
2.8* out of 10

Samsung 172W

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Samsung SyncMaster 172W TFT-LCD Monitor Review

23 August 2009
  • Conclusion: The Samsung SyncMaster 172W does the job very well. It displayed sharp image quality in everything I threw at it and color reproduction was spot on. There were some instances that my eyes hurt with the combination of 60Hz and if the brightness was high. Turning the brightness down solved that.
  • Pros: Bright, Sharp Image Quality and Color, Excellent stand, DVI support
  • Cons: Speakers, Bright can be too bright sometimes, Some ghosting and only 60Hz
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Overall 8

Samsung Syncmaster 172W Widescreen LCD Monitor

5 January 2005
  • Summary: "Magic Bright" lets you increase the brightness of the screen all the way up to 400 nits - substantial considering most LCD monitors are capped off at 280 nit brightness ratings.
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Overall 1

Expert Review

Tweak Town
2 October 2003
  • Excerpt: Widescreen is a new way of viewing life, at least your computer life. Widescreen or 16:9 started to become popular as Plasma displays entered the market. Today Shawn "Toxic" Baker, the man addicted to 16:9, takes a look at Samsung's 172W LCD monitor. Interested in viewing life at 16:9?
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Expert Review

14 July 2003
  • Excerpt: Samsung, one of the industry's juggernauts, has released their line of LCD monitors into the public for all to gaze upon. If you take a moment and really think about what I just said, it's quite amazing how far things have come.
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Expert Review

Tweak News
15 May 2003
  • Excerpt: Now the real surprise is gaming with this monitor. LCD monitor wise, I have not played on a better monitor than the 172W. The colours are sharp and vibrant, the contrast and brightness are great and guess what, THERE IS NO GHOSTING!
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Samsung Syncmaster 172w

23 October 2004
  • Excerpt: Samsung hat jetzt einen 16:9-Flüssigkristallbildschirm für den Desktop-Markt im Angebot. Einige Notebook-Hersteller bieten schon Geräte mit Breitbilddisplay an, nun hat auch Samsung einen 16:9-Flüssigkristallbildschirm für den Desktop-Markt im Angebot.
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