Wallmont, Swivel, Pivot, Sound & Cable Management

The Shuttle XP17 is not very large on swivel and pivot options, since it does not have a base. However, Shuttle does have a trick up its sleeve with a rotating rear prop that allows us to pick the LCD up and tip it on its side into portrait mode. A nice feature, but one that will probably remain generally unused; people tend to not rotate their monitors into portrait mode, and it appears as though Shuttle has overlooked placing rubber soles on the leading edge of the LCD.

The entire base of the panel can be removed in one action to reveal a VESA wall mount. We need to remove four screws from the ear of the LCD in order to attach the mounting brackets.

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Shuttle marketed this LCD as an accessory for its high end XPC machines, and fortunately, they thought through it enough to include a DVI input. Keep in mind, many LCDs that we have seen in the past (enough, though, labeled as high end or gamer/enthusiast) lacked a DVI input. Shuttle also includes both a DVI and an analog cable.

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Cable management is virtually non-existant; the cables just plug into the rear of the unit.

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  • marcusgdaniels - Wednesday, September 1, 2004 - link

    In light of the claim that there is a new model shipping with better anti-glare coating, I am not encouraged to see that there is a no refund/no return policy on the XP17. It makes one wonder if they are shipping less `perfect' units to overeager buyers...
  • Jyrinx - Friday, August 13, 2004 - link

    Oh, yeah, I forgot my point :-) So, do you suppose you'll be amending the review, or does Shuttle only get one chance? (Not sure what your policy is; I'd just like to know if you would think better of the monitors as available now.)

  • Jyrinx - Friday, August 13, 2004 - link

    Hey - I just got word from Shuttle that (contrary to common sense) they sent you a crappier demo than the production units (as agrees with the word on the street), and that the ones shipping have nicer anti-glare/reflection coating on them. Here's the original e-mail:


    Thank you for contacting Shuttle Computer.

    That XP17 monitor we sent to reviewer Anadtech was the first demo
    product we have, so it is not as perfect as the product we just released

    The product we have now has anti-glare coat on each monitor.

    If you have any question, please let us know.

    Thank you.

    Sonic Tseng
    Account Executive
    Shuttle Computer Group,Inc.
    Phone:(626)820-9000 ext.201
    Email: sonict@us.shuttle.com


  • fragstar - Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - link

    refering to your comments that the Neovo monitor didn't have a glare issue, I took the panel off my monitor to show the world how bad viewing the neovo monitor really is.

    Check out my thread in the video section of the forums for pictures

  • MadAd - Tuesday, August 3, 2004 - link

    Going slighly off topic, I hope you are going to be evaluating the L2335 sometime soon? (16ms 23" tft)

    Thx Kris
  • KristopherKubicki - Thursday, July 29, 2004 - link

    nullpointerus: Yeah, glare was an issue, but plain old reflection was terrible too - which is probably much worse!

  • KristopherKubicki - Thursday, July 29, 2004 - link

    nullpointerus: I like your suggestion. Consider it done for the next review.

  • nullpointerus - Thursday, July 29, 2004 - link

    And if you think Max Payne can stress test the glare on a display, you should try running one of the Thief series. You will *kill* your eyes if you don't have the right setup. If glare is such a big issue, maybe someone at Anandtech could incorporate this game into the display articles?
  • nullpointerus - Thursday, July 29, 2004 - link

    It sounds like that 17" LCD is just what I'm looking for provided I can eliminate the glare problem. Kinda negates its usefulness as a LAN gaming LCD if you have to tote around an easily-smudged glare filter, though.

    Just an FYI for Anandtech readers: glare can usually be fixed by removing glare emitting light sources (e.g. putting room darkening blinds over windows, switching to properly angled halogen lights) and by purchasing a decent glare filter (e.g. Fellowes) which can usually be had at a good price on eBay.
  • CRXican - Thursday, July 29, 2004 - link

    Have you guys checked out the price tag? They want $650 for that thing. Rip off!!!

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