The Samsung Space monitor is for one primary purpose – to clear
up space on a cluttered desk or work area.
The Samsung Space monitor comes in 27 and 32-inch sizes. While they share the same 90° folding dual hinge concept (Samsung calls it Zero Level HAS – height adjustable stand) the panel tech specs are very different.
Why the Samsung Space monitor?
A clean desk is the sign of a sick mind. Well, Albert Einstein
coined the original saying, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind,
of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Thomas Edison, who had a famously
messy desk, agreed.
The sole purpose of the Samsung Space is to fold up flat
against a wall or somewhere in between down to desk level. Oh, and the image
quality is quite good as well.
There are two caveats that you need to know. As long as you
are aware, then we have done our job.
When it folds down to desk level, it takes up 350-400mm depth of the space. This can place you too close to the screen (ideally 600mm or an arm’s length way) and does not leave a lot of room for a keyboard or workspace on a narrow desk.
The arm C-clamp has two depths -the first up to 40mm and the second to 90mm. While it is quite stable, it adds 6-7kg so make sure your desk can use it – not recommended for glass top desks unless you can clamp it over the thicker frame.
So, our advice is an 800-900mm deep desk and its perfect.
Note that you can buy clamp-based monitor stands for around $100,
but these do not have the innovative dual hinge that allows it to fold down. An
articulated (folding) stand is over $300, and these tend to need a lot more space
behind the desk. The Samsung Space Monitor stand is unique.
Review: Samsung Space Monitor 32-inch LS32R750UEEXXY
I would have loved to see the 27-and-32-inch side by side to
see if the QHD and UHD made much of a difference. It is safe to assume that the
purchase decision is more about what fits size wise than resolution.
Given that you buy this for space saving we have limited our
tests to basic ones
SRD brightness (does not support HDR -claim 300)
– result 310 – pass
Contrast (claim 2500:1) – result 2700:1 – pass
Colour accuracy Delta-E – 2.5 (0 is perfect) –
pass. With considerable tweaking, you can get it to 1.0 (lower colour temperature
Colour gamut: (claim 100% sRGB) – 96% sRGB and 81%
Adobe RGB – can get to 100% with some tweaking – pass
Reflectivity – perfect haze which probably
accounts for lower brightness
Viewing angle (claimed 178° vertical and horizontal)
– a noticeable shift in colour off-axis around 60° (normal for VA panels) –
In all the 32-inch VA panel performs very well as a productivity
monitor in an office lighting environment. Don’t be concerned about the lack of
HDR – that really is a TV term and requires dedicated content.
Base Samsung Space specifications
(street price about $720)
(street price about $899)
with ultra-thin top and side bezels
Size (inch / cm)
1,440 (16:9) VA QHD
2,160 (16:9) VA UHD
2.0; 1 Mini-DP 1.2
Flicker Free at maximum brightness
(Height Adjustable Stand)
C-Clamp needs 95mm of space to connect
614.8 x 730.3 x 115.5 mm x 5.8kg
Add 400mm when folded down
714.5 x 757.2 x 115.5 mm x 7kg
Speakers and headphone jack
Free or Adaptive sync
It uses the typical Samsung four-axis joystick to access the menu. The user manual is here.
Suffice to say there are image adjustments for colour temperature,
tint, RGB, tone and gamma as well as the usual brightness, contrast etc. It lacks
a calibration mode – all you can do is play with image adjustments.
We found the default settings were fine. There is also a self-diagnosis
mode. We could see no evidence of pixel row or column bleed or error – it’s a good
The test unit was a desktop AMD A7 processor and the inbuilt GPU defaults to 4K@29Hz. We also tested on a Kensington SD5200DT Thunderbolt 3 Dock, but it still defaulted to 29Hz. The panel is 60Hz capable with the right video card and HDMI 2.0 (not 1.4) cable.
GadgetGuy’s take – Samsung Space monitor for when you are outa space
Samsung achieves its primary aim in spades – foldable flat
to a wall to create a clear workspace. In fact, it also allows for more height adjustment
that any other monitor so it could be very useful to clear coffee cups etc.
The 32-inch panel has excellent colours but lacks a little
in brightness. That is not an issue in 400-500 lumen office lighting but could
be in bright rooms.
And herein lies the rub. If you don’t need to reclaim desk
space, there are some excellent VA panel QHD and UHD monitors from Samsung, Dell,
Philips, BenQ and more out there for less money.
The 27-inch model has a 144Hz panel but does not support variable refresh like NVIDIA or Radeon sync.
Value for money
Ease of Use
Reader Rating0 Votes
Innovative dual hinge with cable management - you buy it for the fold-up stand
Accurate sRGB gamut
Fine for office productivity and lower frame rate games