Samsung has a notable market share in TVs and computer monitors, the company is also known for releasing some quirky computer monitors adding to the list the company has now released a smart monitor M5 series that it claims to be the first computer monitor to combine over-the-top media services, mobile connectivity, and remote PC capabilities.
The M5 series monitor looks like a usual PC monitor that runs on Samsung’s Tizen OS and it can connect to your Wi-Fi network to stream HDR10 content from apps like Hulu, Netflix, Apple TV, YouTube and much more. It also allows users to install other apps from the app store including Samsung Health app.
The new Samsung monitors comes with two built-in 5W speakers and it includes a remote control with voice assistant support for Bixby 2.0, Alexa and Google Assistant.
Samsung’s M7 Smart Monitor offers a USB-C port (connection and data transfer), two HDMI 2.0 ports and three USB-A 2.0 ports while the M5 offers two HDMI 2.0 ports and two USB-A 2.0 ports.
It also offers support to connect a mouse and a keyboard via Bluetooth 4.2 and connects to Office 365 through a virtual machine without the need for any additional device.
It can also connect wirelessly via Samsung DeX that offers a desktop-like PC experience on the monitor. You can also mirror your Samsung phone (with Android 8.1 or more) simply by just tapping your phone to the top-right edge of the monitor (NFC tag is placed in that location).
Samsung M5 series is available in a 27-inch priced at $229.99 and a 32-inch priced at $279.99 in the United States. The company also released a 32-inch 4K monitor called the M7 priced at $399.99.