Samsung Electronics launches the expanded Smart Monitor lineup, providing more display sizes and design options, and features. The lineup now includes a larger 43-inch M7 (UHD resolution) model, and is said to deliver productivity and entertainment experience. The M5 (FHD resolution) models are now available in 24-inch, 27-inch and 32-inch displays and features a new white colour option.
Launched in February 2021, the Smart Monitor offers media and productivity apps, connectivity, built-in speakers and a solar powered remote control.
“As time spent working, learning, and playing from home increases for people around the world, homes are being transformed into multi-functional environments,” notes Samsung Australia director of display and memory solutions Phil Gaut. “Our expanded Smart Monitor lineup will continue to provide users with even more convenient and flexible ways to accomplish everyday activities through technology, enabling them to truly do it all through powerful mobile and PC connectivity on the smartest monitor available on the market today.”
The new additions to the Smart Monitor series include:
Smart Monitor M7 43”– As the flagship model, the Smart Monitor M7 now comes in a larger 43-inch size that is said to maximise productivity and enhances entertainment, wrapped in a borderless design. Featuring a 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) display, the 43-inch M7 can switch functionalities, moving from a work device to an instant 4K entertainment hub with built-in content streaming apps, speakers and HDR10 capabilities to optimise every detail of 4K content.
Smart Monitor M5 27” and 32” in White – The popular M5 model now comes in a sleek and stylish white design for both its 27- and 32-inch models. The new colour is said to blend with minimalist-inspired designs and complements interior aesthetic.
Smart Monitor M5 24”– The M5 range now also comes in a new 24-inch Full HD form factor. The Smart Monitor’s compact sizing is said to be ideal for those who may not have the desk space for a larger monitor or for customers simply looking for a good value multi-functional monitor.
A monitor with assistants
The voice assistant in previous models will be upgraded this June to enable not only Bixby, but also other voice assistants such as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. The Remote Access feature will also be updated in July to PC on Screen in June, enabling connectivity between the Smart Monitor and Windows PCs.
Smart eco-friendly initiatives
As part of Samsung’s long-term sustainability program, the M7 43-inch includes an all-in-one solar powered remote made from recycled plastic, delivering energy efficiency with charging from indoor sunlight, lightbulbs, or a USB-C connection. The remote from other models have been partially created from recycled plastic. All models will include eco-packaging, a kind of product packaging that facilitates the upcycling of boxes into small pieces of furniture.
The screen that thinks it’s a PC
Utilising the same features as the first-generation lineup, the Samsung Smart Monitor lineup provides connectivity options for both PCs and smartphones. Users can connect their personal mobile devices with just a quick tap using Tap View, Mirroring or with Apple AirPlay 2.
Users will enjoy a complete desktop experience with Samsung DeX by connecting their monitor with their mobile device. The display also supports Microsoft 365 applications, enabling users to view and edit documents and save them on the cloud even without PC connection, thanks to embedded Wi-Fi. The Smart Monitor offers HDMI support, a USB Type-C port, USB ports on the M7 and Bluetooth 4.2 capabilities.
And thinks it’s a TV too
The display can also transform into an entertainment hub with the ability for users to access OTT content and stream their favourite movies and shows on Netflix, Stan, and YouTube even without a connection to a PC or mobile device.
The Samsung prices and where they are available are listed below:
Smart Monitor M7 – 43" - $899 - samsung.com, Harvey Norman and Officeworks from 21 July
Smart Monitor M5 – 32" (White) - $499 - samsung.com
Smart Monitor M5 – 27" (White) $399 - samsung.com
Smart Monitor M5 – 24" – $239 - samsung.com