Announcement

Samsung Smart Monitor 2021 range of Do-It-All Displays

Samsung Smart Monitor 2021

The Samsung Smart Monitor 2021 range are not your ordinary monitors. No, they are smart and offer integrated media and productivity apps, versatile connectivity, built-in speakers and some models even have a solar-powered remote control.

GadgetGuy has a smart monitor to review, and you should wait a couple of weeks so we can see just how smart it is. Now we can only give an overview of their features.

  • Samsung Dex support for Galaxy S devices – this is like an Android desktop, and there is a range of productivity apps
  • AirPlay for Apple connectivity, audio and video, and Mac hookup
  • Tap view (like NFC Chromecast) from a smartphone
  • Screen mirroring
  • Office 365 apps to work anywhere
  • Remote PC access to your office or home PC
  • Entertainment apps (similar to the Samsung TV interface with Netflix et al.) Internet connection required.
  • It is Samsung Tizen powered (same as its TVs) and has a remote control
  • Auto source switching, adaptive brightness (to the ambient light) and speaker/speakers
  • Wi-Fi 5 AC, BT 4.2, HDMI 2.0
  • Google Assistant and Alexa via smartphone or speaker. We assume Siri via an iPhone
  • VESA mountable

From what we see, these are flat, 1920 x 1080, 16:9, 16.7 million colour, 60Hz, IPS, or VA panels meant for business, not gaming. There is an M7 32” 4K model that also has a USB-C 65W upstream hub.

As time spent working, learning and playing from home increases, homes must become multi-functional environments. Our Smart Monitor lineup provides users with even more convenient and flexible ways to accomplish everyday activities. They enable users to truly ‘do it all’ through powerful mobile and PC connectivity on the smartest monitor available on the market today.

Phil Gaut, Director of Display and Memory Solutions at Samsung Australia. “

Samsung Smart Monitor 2021 range

Website here

ModelRRP
M7 – 4K, 32/43” black frame$699/899
M5 – 1080p, 24/27/32” (27/32 White or black frame)$239/399/499

GadgetGuy’s take

These certainly look interesting, and the actual value will come from the apps they can run and the functions they provide. At this stage, the 4K models look to be the sweet spot.