The Planar PLL1710 17" is a high resolution LED LCD desktop monitor with VGA and DVI inputs, making it a great choice for business applications. The Planar PLL1710 is the perfect business display...
We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of flatpanel monitors to determine an average rating for each flatpanel monitor manufacturer. On average LCD screens manufactured by Planar have good reviews from experts and users.
1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years.
1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many small monitors that are a comparable age to it.
Not Supported HD Type
This LCD screen has a Not supported HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on LCD screens that were launched more than two years ago.
The narrowest PC monitor of this age and type is 120mm wide and the widest is 640mm. The PLL1710 is one of the narrower small monitors that have been around for more than two years (only 370.1 millimeters) amongst small monitors of this age.
PC monitors with a wider width that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo LT1712p (370mm).
The Planar PLL1710 is one of the lighter LCD screens that came out more than two years ago (only 1.9 kilograms) amongst PC displays of this age. PC monitors that are a comparable age to the PLL1710 have weights of between 3.3g and 19kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The PLL1710 does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in speaker.
Not 3D Compatible
Most small monitors that have been around for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The PLL1710 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Neovo C-17 ($50.00), or the Samsung SMT-1934 ($383.99).
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Planar PLL1710 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other small monitors that are a comparable age to the PLL1710 also do not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the Asus VK207 which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC displays of a similar spec and age to the PLL1710 do not have an integrated card reader. The PLL1710 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
It is worth also looking at alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the Samsung LS20C300.
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Quite Small Display Diagonal
The PLL1710 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 43.18 centimeters) amongst PC screens of this age. Small monitors that have been on the market for more than two years have screen sizes of between 8.9cm and 52cm, and the average display diagonal is 47cm.
Quite Small Viewable Width
With a viewable width of only 337.8 millimeters, the Planar PLL1710 has one of the smaller viewable widths amongst PC screens of this age. The average viewable width of PC monitors of this spec and age is 390mm.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This LCD screen was released over three years ago.
LCD Display Type
The PLL1710 has an LCD display type which is better than most similar spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years. Most PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as it have an LED display type.
There are a number of other PC monitors that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to consider including the Pyle PLVW10IW ($187.29) which has a better Rating.
If the display type of this PC display is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the NEC MultiSync EA193 ($159.97) (LED) which also has a higher rating.
1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on small monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.
Flatpanel monitors with a more display resolution that might be worth looking at include the 691224-001 (1920 x 1080), or the 688736-001 (1920 x 1080) both from HP.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.19 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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