EXTREME Overclocking  - Samsung SyncMaster 172X LCD Flat Panel Display Review - Page: 2
Home | Reviews | EOC Forums | File Downloads | RealTime Pricing Engine | Folding Stats Contact Us

Samsung SyncMaster 172X 17" LCD Flat Panel Display

Company: Samsung
Product: 172X Silver
Street Price: N/A
Date Reviewed: November 13, 2003
Reviewed By: Rob Parks


Examining the Samsung SyncMaster 172X Exterior:

As you can see the SyncMaster 172x lives up to its name. With only one half inch of framing on the screen and only three quarters of an inch deep. The base is also kept very small by removing the power from the unit and placing it in an external enclosure, much like a laptop power supply. The SyncMaster 172X comes with one standard VGA 25pin sub-d cable, a power cable and inverter, driver CD, quick setup guide, and a manual. It would have been nice to see a DVI cable in the package as well. It saves using a vga to dvi converter, or the cost of buying a separate cable.

The base is a static mount, with no real option for movement other than to pick it up. Unlike the SyncMaster 173T model we reviewed some time ago which was on a swivel pad that allows for a full 360 degree rotation. The mount basically only has up/down and tilting options. The height should be good for most users when maxed out.

The on screen menu is easy to use and gives direct access to the brightness controls with just one touch access to Samsung's MagicBright control. The OSM gives you access to the brightness, contrast, image lock, position and color control features for this monitor.


Examining The Samsung SyncMaster 172X Display:

Taking a look at the screen we can see that the colors are very rich and have depth. As in our previous tests with the SyncMaster 173T, the 172X continually out shone the CRT in color quality, brightness and text readability. The sharper contrast of the LCD makes reading text and internet browsing much easier on the eyes. With several quick access brightness settings preset, the SyncMaster 172X can cater to any environment and any number of applications.

The other feature, the one that gamers will like most, is the MagicBright one touch brightness control. This is especially helpful when playing games that tend to be very dark, with a lot of shadows of dark corridors. The MagicBright feature allows for quick adjustment to one of three preset levels, or one user defined level. This helps to expose those campers that utilize dark holes to hide and snipe you when you are not looking.


Latest Reviews
Most Downloaded Files
Recently Added Files
Compare Prices On Top Brands!

Intel Processors
Core i7 - Haswell
i7-4770K  i7-4771  i7-4790  i7-4770  i7-4790S  i7-4770S

Core i5 - Haswell
i5-4670K  i5-4690  i5-4690S  i5-4590S  i5-4570  i5-4460  i5-4590  i5-4440S  i5-4430  i5-4440

Core i3 - Haswell
i3-4340  i3-4370  i3-4350  i3-4360  i3-4330  i3-4130T  i3-4160  i3-4130  i3-4150

AMD Processors
Vishera 8-Core AM3+
FX-9590  FX-9370  FX-8370  FX-8370E  FX-8350  FX-8320  FX-8320E

Vishera 6-Core AM3+
FX-6350  FX-6300

Kaveri 4-Core FM2+
A10-7850K  A10-7800  A10-7700K  A8-7600

Video Cards
nVidia GeForce GTX 900 Series
GTX 980  GTX 970  GTX 960

nVidia GeForce GTX 700 Series
GTX 780  GTX 760  GTX 750

AMD Radeon R9 Series
290X  290  285  280X  280  270X  270

AMD Radeon R7 Series
265  260X  250X  250  240

Search By Brand
ASUS  Diamond  eVGA  Gigabyte  MSI  PowerColor  PNY  Sapphire  Visiontek  XFX  Zotac

PC Memory

ASUS  ASRock  Biostar  ECS  eVGA  Foxconn  Gigabyte  Intel  MSI  Shuttle  Supermicro  Tyan 

Hard Drives & SSDs
Corsair  Crucial  Fujitsu  HGST  Intel  OCZ  Samsung  Sandisk  Seagate  Western Digital

Copyright ©2000-2016 EXTREME Overclocking. All rights reserved.
Disclaimer of Liability - Privacy Policy