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Samsung Announces Global Availability of New Lifestyle Smart Monitor

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Samsung Electronics today announced the global availability of its all-new Smart Monitor, an innovative, do-it-all screen that brings together an unprecedented suite of features for work, learning and entertainment in a single display.

Designed to meet the new needs of today's consumers, who are now working, learning and consuming entertainment at home, Samsung Smart Monitor incorporates powerful mobile and PC connectivity, remote home office and learning features as well as Smart Hub, a comprehensive entertainment hub, similar to Samsung's built-in Smart TV platform.





"Around the world, work, education and entertainment have transformed into home-centered activities," said Hyesung Ha, Senior Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. "With this new normal, it is no surprise that most indicators show a rise in digital activities and many are rethinking their technology use at home. Our new Smart Monitor is a direct response to that demand. Consumers no longer have to choose between a screen for one or the other as this display brings it all together."

The new Samsung Smart Monitor provides numerous connectivity options for both PCs and smartphones. Users can connect their personal mobile devices with just a simple tap using Tap View, App Casting or Apple AirPlay. For a complete desktop experience using a mobile device, users can also connect to the monitor with Samsung DeX.

For home office and learning, the display operates Microsoft Office 365 applications without a PC connection thanks to embedded Wi-Fi, allowing users to view, edit and save documents in the cloud directly from the monitor. Remote Access also allows users wirelessly and remotely access files from a PC or view content from a laptop whether it is situated elsewhere in the house or at the office. The USB Type-C port allows for data, display and power — up to 65 W — with just a single connection, keeping the area around the monitor clean and beautiful. Multiple USB ports and Bluetooth 4.2 allow for additional connection versatility while the display has built-in two channel speaker.

When work is done, the display also operates as a complete entertainment hub with the ability to stream content with Samsung's Smart Hub. The monitor's app store allows users to stream their favorite content including Netflix, HBO and YouTube even without a connection to a PC or mobile device. Content can easily be accessed with the supplied remote control, which includes streaming service hot keys. The display can also be controlled by voice thanks to Bixby integration.

The Smart Monitor also features technology designed to make viewing more comfortable. Adaptive Picture optimizes picture quality for any viewing environment by automatically adjusting brightness and color temperature in response to room conditions. This ensures the most comfortable viewing experience in any environment, reducing eye strain even after extended use. The monitor also features a special eye-saver mode to reduce blue light.

The monitor is available in two models at launch. The M7 supports Ultra-High Definition (UHD) resolution in 32-inch while the M5 supports Full HD (FHD) resolution in 32-inch and 27-inch options.

The Samsung Smart Monitor will be available from November 16 in United States, Canada and China, and Samsung plans to expand launching markets starting the end of November.

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This seems unnecessary. A smart monitor, supposedly also connected to a PC? For that one person who wants to keep their PC shut down during their leisure time but also wanted to give Samsung some good data on their entertainment habits.
 
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So basically it's a smart TV without the TV tuner, or a monitor with streaming platform built in. But either way I doubt it'll be useful if it's connected to a PC anyway, aside from the added convenience by remote and TV-optimized apps.
 
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Ten years ago, or thereabouts, I dropped a lot of cash on a Samsung smart TV with camera, and skype app. Fantastic. Could use it for video chat with family - a real boost for grandparents and their grandkids. Much better than a traditional telephone!

Was worth the extra spend.

Then, only a year or two later, the TV firmware and apps were not updated, and lots of apps started getting removed or were unusably clunky or incompatible. First, skype became incompatible, then it got dropped on all embedded devices, so the whole purpose of this smart tv with camera was lost. Not alternative Samsung video chat app was ever developed.

So in the end it was a big spend for only a limited time use, and made me learn that smart TVs are a bad idea.

Better an ipad or smartphone. And a TV sized MONITOR to screenshare. But never again embedded proprietary software on a TV.

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And what the heck if FHD! In 2020! A screen resolution worse than most smartphones. Appalling!
 

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Watch as they include Ads in the name of Smart.
 

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All smart TVs, Samsung or otherwise, are horrible. A good implentation of the concept would actually be nice.
 
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So... much... corporate... marketing crap... it hurts. "a tiny smart TV, only more expensive because it has less hardware in it! But we used the word "smart" 26 times, so you know it's great! Available with pixels the size of your thumb!"

Horrible product.
 
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samsung 49" DQHD 5120x1440 240hz is the future...very juicy specs..but well the price is like woow. maybe in 2 3 years price might be decent.

I just received ysd the new AOC 34" 165hz G3 (samsung VA panel inside) it's amazing enough for now.
waiting for a new CGU...if available one day.
 
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I don't get the purpose of this "smart" monitor.
For a device that has practical uses in a board or classroom, these are too small for those situations.
 
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