27 July 2021
Samsung has introduced its Smart Monitor lineup in the Indian market. It comprises a total of three models aimed at delivering both productivity and entertainment to users. These are officially referred to as "Do-It-All" screens as they come loaded with a number of OTT (over-the-top) streaming applications along with the usual work-related features.
The lineup has two models named Samsung Smart Monitor M7 and Smart Monitor M5. The first one is available in a single 32-inch display size option with a 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) panel. The second one offers a choice between 32-inch and 27-inch size options but with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. Other than these differences, all other features and visual appearance elements are exactly the same.
These smart monitors offer 250 nits of brightness and run Tizen OS 5.5 out of the box. Some of the pre-installed apps include YouTube, Netflix, and Apple TV. It also has support for Samsung's own TV Plus service that it debuted in India recently. It goes without saying that users will need to have an active internet connection and relevant subscriptions to enjoy these services.
It comes with Bixby, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa digital assistants to help you get things done hands-free and by simply using voice commands. The panel has a 60Hz refresh rate, 3000:1 contrast ratio, 16:9 aspect ratio, 8ms response time, and 178-degree viewing angles. The connectivity options include two HDMI ports, three USB 2.0 ports, and one USB Type-C port. There is support for both Bluetooth and WiFi along with Eye Saver mode, Game mode, Flicker-Free technology, HDMI-CEC, and Auto Source Switch+.
Samsung has priced the Smart Monitor M7 at INR 36,999 for the sole 32-inch option. The Smart Monitor M5 will cost you INR 24,999 and INR 21,999 for the 32-inch and 27-inch model respectively. It is important to note that these are introductory prices for a "limited period of time". These are already available for purchase through Amazon India, Samsung's own online store, and various offline stores across the country.