Samsung is expanding its smart monitor lineup at CES 2022 with the Smart Monitor M8 (M80B), a sleek new 32-inch 4K display with some impressive wireless capabilities and smart TV functionality.
Initially, Samsung’s smart displays were marketed as an easy way to wirelessly connect to a compatible Samsung smartphone — like the flagship Galaxy S21 series and the rumored forthcoming S22 models — for a desktop-like DeX user experience. But in the era of remote and hybrid work, these wireless monitors have a different goal: To bring a clutter-free, cable-free setup to desks and home offices.
Instead of connecting your laptop to a monitor, for example, with an HDMI, DisplayPort, or USB-C cable, the Smart Monitor M8 allows you to cast your laptop’s display to the screen without a snaking display cable crawling on your desk. The setup makes desks look tidy and clean.
“The versatile new lineup delivers beautiful picture quality and intuitive features that give consumers more choice when selecting a monitor that fits their exact needs,” Samsung proudly proclaimed.
And to stay productive, the Smart Monitor M8 is a 32-inch 4K UHD display that supports 99% of the sRGB color space, 400 nits of brightness, and 1.07 billion colors.
Samsung is also bundling a number of smart TV and
In addition to supporting wireless casting, Samsung is also bundling a number of smart TV and
Even without having a streaming set-top box or a PC connected, you will have access to the standard selection of entertainment and
One use case is a feature called Workspace, which acts as a hub for your work-related web services, such as Microsoft 365 applications. Another is Game Home, which collects all your game streaming in one place and easily connects to controllers. That’s a lot of functionality for a monitor.
And for a wired connection, the built-in USB-C port supports video and power delivery. The company stated that the goal with the M8 is to provide an all-in-one workstation that doesn’t require any additional docking stations.
In addition to the Smart Monitor M8, Samsung also launched a Samsung High Resolution S8 (S80PB) at the
Both the S8 and M8
Samsung did not provide specifics about availability or pricing on either monitor at the show.
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