The Samsung Space is a new monitor concept – not so much in the display panel but in using a desk clamp stand. It folds flat against a wall and then down to the desk.

GadgetGuy will review both the Samsung Space 27-inch and 32-inch in the coming weeks so we will refrain from talking about panel performance here (Website here).

The USP (unique selling proposition) is that it can unclutter your desk by folding from a flat upright position (against the wall) to a desk top position.

Phil Gaut, Director of Display and Memory Solutions, Samsung Australia, said,

“Space introduces an elegant new form factor, starting a brand-new category for monitors. With its unique arm design freeing up desk real estate previously occupied by monitor stands, Space gives Australians the minimalist style and flexibility to get their work done.”

Available in two sizes – both 16:9 ratio – a 32-inch model that delivers content in 4K 3840 x 2160 and a 27-inch model with 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) resolution.

Understand how the Samsung Space stand works

At the bottom of the stand is a 90mm desk clamp. The monitor panel is 26mm thick and the stand foot is 115mm deep.

Samsung Space

The arm has two friction hinges – one the base that allows the arm to fold forward and one at the other end of the arm connecting to the panel that allows you to set a vertical angle.

When folded back to the wall the monitor sits up 213.9mm off the desk. When fully folded forward on the desk it occupies about 35cm of the desk depth.

Samsung Space
Samsung Space

At our first look the friction hinges were quite smooth and allowed up to a full 90°-fold stopping wherever you wished in that arc.

Our only caveat is that while it does unclutter a desk when folded back it takes up over half a 600mm desk when fully extended down.

Any monitor needs to be approximately one arm’s length away – 600mm to avoid pixilation and eyestrain so its best to use these on a 900-1200mm depth desk.

In the right use cases this unique design would be a benefit.

Specs

Model Code LS27R750QEEXXY LS32R750UEEXXY
EAN Code 8801643676711 8801643676742
RRP $799.00 $999.00
Design Colour Black Same
Screen Size (inch / cm) 27” / 68.5cm 31.5” / 80.1cm
Resolution 2,560 x 1,440 3,840 x 2,160
Flat / Curved Flat Same
Panel type VA Same
Contrast Ratio 3,000:1 2,500:1
Gamut 100% sRGB, 72% NTSC Same
Response Time 4(GTG) Same
Brightness (typ) 250cd/m2 250cd/m2
Refresh rate 144Hz 60Hz
Viewing Angles 178°(H)/178°(V) Same
Input signal 1 HDMI 2.0; 1 Mini-DP 1.2 Same
Wall mount N/A N/A
PBP/PIP Yes Same
Stand Type Dual Hinge with hidden power/video cable Same
Other No: Speaker, HDR, Freesync or USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 Same
HAS (Height Adjustable Stand) 0~213.3mm Same