I have no complaints about the auto-adjustment feature; the color reproduction is rather average – you can see cross lines in smooth color gradients, but only if you expect to see them. The distribution of brightness is uneven as the top of the screen is a little bit darker than the bottom, especially in the corners. Of course, we also have the traditional problem of TN+Film matrixes with vertical viewing angles, the lack of which makes the top of the screen seem even darker. The horizontal angles are quite enough for comfortable work.
The gamma curves indicate that the monitor “slumps” dark color tones, especially of the blue tone. This problem only aggravates at 100nit screen brightness:
The total response time of the monitor is a little higher than the specified 16 milliseconds, but it is overall typical for a regular (but not the fastest) 16ms TN+Film matrix – the pixel rise time is 27 milliseconds at the maximum.
The AccuSync LCD1703M features a relatively good contrast ratio, which is above 300:1 in some modes. The maximum brightness is normal, too, although didn’t meet the specs.
With its austere appearance, the AccuSync LCD1703M will look best in an office, but it can also make a good home monitor – only if you’re not intimidated by the problem with the bad reproduction of darks. I can’t say this monitor has any exceptional qualities, but it’s good for its price category anyway.