ASUS PM17TU

  • Review
  • Specs
  • Images
  • User Reviews
  • Buy Now
ASUS PM17TU
  • ASUS PM17TU
  • ASUS PM17TU
  • ASUS PM17TU
  • Expert Rating

    3.00 / 5

Pros

  • Attractive Design, 4 USB ports built in, Excellent image quality

Cons

  • Average base, poor speakers

Bottom Line

At this price point, the Asus is certainly a good deal, provided you can live with its lack of adjustability.

Would you buy this?

The Asus PM17TU looks appealing - its bezel has a shiny black patina. The display's image quality is impressive, too. But despite those favorable traits, the slipshod manner in which the maker incorporated some of its features keep us from giving the unit a wholehearted thumbs up.

In our tests, this model achieved the rather high image-quality marks, showing sharp, readable text and rich colors. We noticed the display's ability to render a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with sharp, even lines and excellent contrast.

The PM17TU includes built-in speakers that run along the bottom of the screen bezel. However, they produce pretty dismal sound - sufficient for standard system notifications, but not for much else. On a music track, bass notes were barely audible. With four USB 2.0 ports - two upstream on the back and two downstream on the side of the unit - the PM17TU offers flexibility for hooking up devices like USB thumb drives.

The PM17TU's greatest weakness is its base. The monitor doesn't sit solidly, and its only nod to ergonomics is the ability to tilt. Even then, we had to exert some force when we tried to tilt the display, as the joint offered resistance, and the whole unit wobbled during the process.

According to Asus, the PM17TU has a 3-millisecond response time. Screens with lower response times should theoretically deliver less motion artifacting, but our real-world motion tests detected no discernable difference in motion quality between this display and products with 8ms or even 12ms response times.

At this price point, the Asus is certainly a good deal, provided you can live with its lack of adjustability.

Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?