Samsung maintains its commitment to its multipurpose monitors and updates the line dedicated to a single product that can be used both as a PC and as a TV. Thus, the new Samsung Smart Monitor is updated with two new sizes and raising the minimum resolution in the larger ones.
This is the latest version of the models launched last year, the Smart Monitor M5 and M7. A new minimum size is added, 24 inches and the maximum is increased to 43 inches.
Samsung Smart Monitor 24M50A, Smart Monitor 32M70A, and Smart Monitor 43M70A
|SAMSUNG SMART MONITOR 24M50A||SAMSUNG SMART MONITOR 32M70A||SAMSUNG SMART MONITOR 43M70A|
|Panel||24 inch 16:9 flat|
IPS, 60 Hz
|32 inch 16:9 flat||43 inch 16:9 flat|
|Resolution||1,080 x 1,920 dots||3,840 x 2,160 dots||3,840 x 2,160 dots|
|View Angle||178° (Horizontal) / 178° (Vertical)||178° (Horizontal) / 178° (Vertical)||178° (Horizontal) / 178° (Vertical)|
|Brightness||250 nits (typical)||250 nits (typical)||300 nits (typical)|
|Ports||2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x USB type A||2 x HDMI 2.0, 2 x USB type A, 1 x USB type C||2 x HDMI 2, 2 x USB type A, 1 x USB type C|
|Connectivity||WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.2||WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.2||WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Dimensions||539.2 x 326 x 39.4 mm, 2.6 kg|
(539.2 x 416.1 x 232.9 mm with stand), 2.9 kg
|716.1 x 424.5 x 41.8 mm, 6.5 kg|
(716.1 x 517.0 x 193.5 mm with stand), 5.4 kg
|965.5 x 559.8 x 25.7 mm, 8.5 kg|
(965.5 x 629.3 x 247.2 mm with stand), 12.6 kg
|Others||Tizen, speaker, SmartApp support, Samsung Dex||Tizen, speaker, SmartApp support, Bixby, Samsung Dex||Tizen, speaker, SmartApp support, Bixby, Samsung Dex|
Lowering the minimum, raising the maximum
While the M5s started at 27 inches, this time the spectrum is widened and there will be a 24-inch model. However, it is the one that stands out the most in terms of specifications, as it retains the FullHD resolution and only includes one USB, keeping the two HDMI. There is a closer tie in terms of features with the new M7 models so that the choice of one or the other can be based almost on a question of diagonal, dimensions, and weight.
For their part, the new M7 series monitors do leave behind FullHD to start with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, with a brightness of 250 or 300 nits depending on the model and with HDR10 support. These are flat screens, without curvature, and maintaining the simple and discreet design that we saw in the previous generation highlights how thin the frames are. Although, yes, the 24-inch also comes in white.
With this Samsung expands both the minimum and maximum of this type of monitor, which works with Tizen, has an integrated speaker, and has smart TV function. In addition, with support for wireless Samsung DeX facilitates this use of the smartphone as a computer.
The new Smart Monitors have voice control from the Bixby, Samsung’s voice assistant, but also support both Alexa and Google Assistant. What they have not updated is the wireless connectivity, featuring Bluetooth 4.2 again and not supporting WiFi 6.
Pricing and availability of the Samsung Galaxy 24M50A, 32M70A, and 43M70A.
Samsung at the moment has not made public the prices of these new monitors, but seeing the prices of the previous generation it is reasonable to think that the 24-inch will start from a slightly lower price of $249 (the starting price of the 32-inch M5 of the previous generation) and that the M7 4K will start from a price above $399.
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