ASUS PM17TU LCD
Removing the panel from the packaging, we quickly realize that the overall weight of the panel is extremely light. Here, the vast majority of the overall weight for the product is found within the base of the display to provide ample stability.
The first thing one notices upon pulling the PM17TU out of the box is the display's lack of any sharp edges. With a clean aesthetic that combines a flat black with a glossy finish, this LCD certainly offers an appearance that reflects its high pricetag. Overall, the fit and construction of the panel receives top marks with small accents such as the chrome power button and blue LEDs pulling things together nicely.
Glancing at the feature stickers found on the display, we find multiple references to the special functionality offered by this LCD. From a high level, we find features such as application-specific modes that tailor picture quality settings to specific tasks as well as more generalized features like the panel's anti-glare screen that improves contrast ratios.
Aside from the sole power button in the middle of the display, all of the panel's adjustments can be found on the right-side of the LCD. Here, everything from brightness to volume and contrast can all be adjusted from the single push of a button. Should you need to access the various advanced settings for the panel, a quick press of the "Menu" key will get you started.
Out of the box, the PM17TU is not assembled with its base. Rather, this heavy baseplate requires being mated to the bottom of the panel's stand by aligning a few guide-posts into the appropriate holes in the stand. The base is then locked in place using a slotted screw which has a thin folding handle to aid in tightening the pieces to the proper level without the need for tools.