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The Samsung SyncMaster E1720NR is an entry-level 17" LCD monitor.

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Pros

good clarity and brightness, good enough for a sunlit room

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setup is completely plug-and-play, no drivers or real setup required

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controls are easy to use, no real learning curve to adjust the picture

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light weight enough to move around as needed

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fairly low power consumption while in operation

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text is sharp and clear, easy on the eyes for working all day at it

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Cons

fairly small screen, can get a larger screen for the price

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viewing angle isn't very good, washes out when viewed at an angle

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The Samsung SyncMaster E1720NR is an entry-level 17" LCD monitor. It is the smallest model in Samsung's "Essential" line. The 4:3 display is designed more for office than home use, featuring MagicEco technology, which makes it easy to save energy by reducing screen brightness. The monitor complies with TCO Display 5.0 standards, but not Energy Star. The wall-mountable E1720NR features standard specs for a unit in its class, including a 5ms response time and 1000:1 contrast ratio. The monitor's MagicReturn feature aims to simplify working with a dual-monitor configuration. The monitor's adjustability is limited to a tilt function, but MagicAngle technology aims to optimize picture quality at different angles. A 19" inch version, the E1920NR, is also available.

Features
  • 17" LCD (1280x1024)
  • 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1000:1 typical)
  • 250cd/m brightness
  • 5ms response time
  • 170/160 horizontal/vertical viewing angles
  • D-sub connectivity
  • MagicEco
  • MagicReturn
  • MagicAngle
  • MagicBright 3
  • Tilt-adjustable
  • Wall-mountable
  • TCO Display 5.0 certification
  • 20W power consumption
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