Skip to main content

Samsung Smart Monitor M8 launches at $700, now with Game Hub

The Samsung 32-inch Smart Monitor M8 is now available for pre-order, starting at $700. It launched missing one of its most anticipated features — Samsung Game Hub. Since support rolled out for Game Hub in June, however, the M8 now supports the feature.

The idea of Game Hub is to put multiple cloud gaming services into a single library of games for smart TVs and monitors. So far, the game platforms included are GeForce Now, Google Stadia, and Utomik — but Samsung has confirmed that Game Hub will not appear at launch on the Smart Monitor M8.

The Samsung Smart Monitor M8 on a desk.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

The M80B model number smart monitor is available in Warm White, Sunset Pink, Daylight Blue, and Spring Green bezel color options. The monitor is ultraslim at just 11.4mm and can serve as a smart TV and a computer monitor with the help of a docking station. It is also compatible with a number of entertainment and productivity applications.

The monitor comes with apps including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and Apple TV already loaded and can work with the services through Wi-Fi without having to connect to another device. The Smart Monitor M8 cans also connect to Windows or Mac computers, using various wireless features including Samsung DeX, Apple AirPlay 2, Microsoft 365, and content mirroring from smartphones.

Microsoft recently released its Your Phone feature for Windows 11 as a partnership with Samsung alongside the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series. Your phone allows users to see on their Windows devices the last applications recently accessed through their phone. The feature is currently a Samsung exclusive due to its collaboration with Microsoft.

You can also connect the Smart Monitor M8 to the Samsung SmartThings Hub to control various IoT devices around the home.

The Samsung Smart Monitor M8 in a kitchen.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Specifications for the Samsung Smart Monitor M8 include a flat 32-inch UHD 3840 x 2160 resolution display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, 60Hz refresh rate, and 400 nits of brightness. Other notable display features include HDR 10+, 4ms response time, 3,000:1 contrast ratio, and 99% sRGB Coverage.

Ports for the monitor include one micro-HDMI, two USB-C, one uplink, and one downlink supporting 65 watts-per-hour charging.

Wireless connectivity includes Wi-Fi 5 and BT4.2, while audio support includes 2.2-channel 5-watt speakers with two tweeters. The monitor also comes with a USB-C remote control, docking station, and a magnetic and removable SlimFit camera that can snap onto the top bezel.

Editors' Recommendations

Fionna Agomuoh
Fionna Agomuoh is a technology journalist with over a decade of experience writing about various consumer electronics topics…
I finally gave PC gaming a shot. Here’s why I’m a true believer now
HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless headset leaning against a gaming PC.

As long as I've been a gamer, I've always stuck with home consoles. From the NES to the PlayStation 5, consoles were always my gaming home base, and I was happy with the convenience of it. When it comes to PC gaming, though, I've always watched from afar, jealous of the buttery-smooth frame rates and graphics, but intimidated by the parts, drivers, settings, and prices.

But the time had come. I needed a new PC anyways, and I was ready to see if everything the PC Master Race folks preached really lived up to the hype. As it turns out, being told what PC gaming had to offer didn't make me a believer -- but feeling it for myself did the trick.
Ready Player 2

Read more
Samsung’s first flat mini-LED gaming monitor doesn’t come cheap
Samsung's 2023 Odyssey Neo G7 sitting on a table.

After announcing 2023's Odyssey Neo G7 earlier this year, Samsung finally revealed the price for the display. The 43-inch mini-LED monitor runs $1,000, and listings are live now. Unfortunately, it has some stiff competition from the best gaming monitors.

It's a significant size increase over last year's version, jumping from 32 inches to 43 inches while maintaining a 16:9 aspect ratio. Samsung says the panel has a 144Hz refresh rate and 1 millisecond response time, as well as DisplayHDR 600 certification from VESA and Samsung's own HDR10+ certification.

Read more
Samsung’s first QD-OLED gaming monitor might be dead on arrival
The Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 was announced at IFA on Wednesday in Berlin, Germany.

Samsung's first QD-OLED gaming monitor is available now. First announced in August 2022, the Odyssey OLED G8 is a 34-inch ultrawide gaming display sporting QD-OLED technology, but it has a problem -- we've already had this same monitor for nearly a year.

Here's a quick rundown on the specs. The Odyssey OLED G8 is a 34-inch QD-OLED monitor with a 3,440 x 1,440 resolution, a 21:9 aspect ratio, and a 175Hz refresh rate. It also comes with some nifty features like up to 65 watts of USB power delivery, and it's earned VESA's DisplayHDR True Black 400 certification.

Read more