Samsung has introduced its new line of smart monitors, including the M8, M7, and M5 models M80C, M70C, and M50C, respectively.
The monitors come in a variety of colours and sizes, with the M8 and M7 models in 32 inches and the M5 in either 32-inch or 27-inch. The M8 boasts UHD resolution with 400 nits of brightness and comes in Warm white, Daylight blue, Sunset pink, or Spring green. Also with UHD resolution and 300 nits brightness, the M7 comes in Warm white and the M5, which offers full HD resolution, is in black or white.
The ultra-slim M8 and M7 models are just 11.39mm at their thinnest point. An organic, herringbone pattern has been applied to the back of both models as well, for an elegant look in the home office. The height-adjustable stand with tilt support that comes with the M8 can be used to adjust the angle while creating a clutter-free environment. The screen can also pivot 90 degrees to reduce the fatigue of scrolling through long files.
Upgrades to the M8 model include 4K resolution with HDR 10+ along with the increased brightness. It also provides access to the Samsung Gaming Hub as well as a Smart Hub to tap into services like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and YouTube during downtime. Both the M8 and M7 also support color coverage up to 99% sRGB color gamut to bring all content to life in brilliant color for designers and creators.
The PC-less workspace allows remote access by wirelessly connecting to and mirroring PCs. The M8 has a magnetic and removable camera so you can connect wirelessly with no additional purchase necessary. Its SlimFit camera supports FHD resolution and video conferencing features. You can connect to Google Meet and other apps while leveraging Auto Framing capabilities for more effective meetings as well. Additionally, Multi View has been upgraded, and now allows you to use Microsoft 365 and the Browser app in full screen mode to reduce switching between apps.
To enhance the interface of all three monitors, mouse and keyboard control functionality has been added to many apps, including SmartThings and Smart Hub. You can maintain full control while exploring favourite content without needing a remote.
Additionally, you can control in-home connected devices right from the monitor thanks to the built-in IoT Hub, which supports both Zigbee and Thread. The M8 and M7 both include built-in voice assistants, including Bixby and Amazon Alexa so you can control them by voice. Far-field voice is also supported in the M8 and M7 models with a built-in mic, allowing you to speak directly to the monitor.
The new My Contents feature, now available across the 2023 Smart Monitor lineup, allows you to quickly access helpful information. When the monitor is on standby mode and detects a registered smartphone through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), the screen lights up with your photos, weather, and more at a glance. The monitor resumes standby mode when the smartphone is out of range.
“We are raising the bar for Smart Monitors globally with our new lineup and especially our enhanced M8 model,” says Hoon Chung, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Within a single monitor, users can enjoy the best of entertainment and gaming, productivity, design, and personalized convenience and comfort.”