Standing strong as one of the leading display technology brands, Samsung recently launched their Smart Monitor M8 for India at ₹59,999, sporting a modern, slim, and nearly bezel-less design launching.
The Smart Monitor product line by Samsung is the first range of monitors that allows for a “PC-less experience” – that is, even when the display is untethered to a regular PC, users can use productivity apps such as the Microsoft Office suite, as well as regular Smart TV features including Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ and Apple TV+ over a Wi-Fi connection using Samsung’s very own Tizen operating system.
Furthermore, through SamsungDex, users can power the display using Samsung smartphones and tablets to unlock a Desktop-Class UI to use all their favourite apps on the 32-inch monitor.
Moving on to the display, it’s a 32-inch, 4K VA panel at 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, with up to 400 nits of typical brightness and a 3,000:1 contrast ratio. The piece also covers 99% of the sRBG colour gamut, having support for HDR10+ content. With a response time of 4ms grey-to-grey, the max refresh rate on this monitor is 60hz.
The monitor is packaged in a sleek, 22.3mm chassis, weighing 6.7kg with the stand. Furthermore, the display comes in 4 metallic finishes – Sunset Pink, Spring Green, Daylight Blue, and Warm White. Overall, the clean and minimal aesthetic is perfect for a clean home or work setup that requires a modern touch while balancing features and quality.
The product comes with a modular SlimFit Camera, attachable using a magnet to the top of the monitor. This webcam delivers 1080p at 30fps for video calls using the various available apps and through apps powered by Samsung Dex or a connected PC.
As an overall package, at ₹59,999, the Samsung Smart Monitor M8 is worth checking out for home or office applications to make a great addition to the desk setup. The unique duality of the Monitor being able to stream and display content without a PC while still acting as a great PC monitor, in addition to SamsungDex empowering features such as Bixby and powerful apps such as Google Chrome and more, makes this product definitely worth looking into.