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Samsung SyncMaster 173P LCD Review


Closer Look

The monitor arrived on my doorstep in Samsung's typical LCD monitor 'breifcase' style box. This box makes for easy carrying, and a generally solid constuction. Needless to say, everything arrived without harm, and it looks like the courier actually managed to not drop it down a flight of stairs this time.

Inside the box we find everything necessary for using this monitor:

  • D-sub cable (aka RGB cable)
  • DVI-D cable
  • Power Cord
  • DC-Adapter
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Installation Disk (Drivers and Software)
  • VESA Mounting Bracket
  • Warranty Card and...something else...where'd I put it? Oh yes! The SyncMaster 173P monitor itself. Check it out:



    One of the first things I noticed about this monitor, seeing as its my first LCD, is that this thing is TINY! One of the major selling points of the 173P is its 'Slim and Simple Style' and it has plenty of all three.

    First: Slim. The monitor, when folded into its packaged position (also the wall-mounting position) measures a mere 6.9" in height (or, according to my ruler, 10cm). The screen itself boasts similarly slim dimensions, measuring a mind blowing 3 cm in depth, and that includes the rear pivot (the circle on the back of the screen).


    Want to see what that translates to in real life? Take a look at the next picture.

    That's a 17" CRT monitor it's next to. Can you say 'desk space'? Big benefit!

    1. Introduction & Specifications
    2. Closer Look
    3. Closer Look (Continued)
    4. Installation
    5. Testing
    6. Conclusion
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