Samsung Smart Monitor M8 has wireless broadcast, game streaming

Samsung is expanding its line of smart monitors at CES 2022 with the Smart Monitor M8 (M80B), a sleek new 32-inch 4K display with impressive wireless capabilities and smart TV functionality.

Initially, Samsung smart displays were marketed as an easy way to connect wirelessly to a compatible Samsung smartphone – like the flagship Galaxy S21 series and future S22 models – for a desktop-like DeX user experience. . But in the age of remote and hybrid working, these wireless monitors have a different purpose: to bring a clutter-free, cable-free setup to offices and home offices.

Samsung's latest smart monitor comes with a webcam for video conferencing.

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 project your laptop’s display onto the screen without a cable. display won’t creep up on your desktop. The configuration gives the desks a tidy and clean appearance.

“The new versatile line offers great picture quality and intuitive features that give consumers more choice when selecting a monitor that exactly matches their 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 productivity apps right into the monitor.

In addition to supporting wireless streaming, Samsung also bundles a number of smart TV and productivity apps right into the monitor, making it a single window for smaller environments like home offices. dormitories and rooms.

Even without having a streaming decoder or PC connected, you’ll have access to the standard selection of entertainment and productivity apps, which the company says are ideal for remote working. It even comes with a mobile magnetic SlimFit camera for video calling, making it a great video conferencing hub.

One use case is a feature called Workspace, which acts as a hub for your work-related web services, such as Microsoft 365 apps. Another is Game Home, which brings all of your streaming games together 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. The company said the goal of the M8 is to deliver an all-in-one workstation that doesn’t require any additional docking stations.

Samsung is targeting creatives with its new high-resolution S8 monitor.

In addition to the Smart Monitor M8, Samsung also launched a Samsung High Resolution S8 (S80PB) at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. This 27-inch panel delivers professional-grade performance for designers and creative professionals.

The 4K UHD panel can cover 98% of the DCI-P3 wide color gamut for rich and vibrant color reproduction, support for DisplayHDR 600 and Underwriter Laboratories Glare Free certification. The last element will help reduce glare and glare when working in ambient light to help creatives focus on their work without straining the eyes or getting distracted.

The S8 and M8 monitors both support 90W USB-C power to help charge connected laptops and smartphones. The M8 has an ergonomic stand that supports various settings as well as compatibility with the VESA mounting standard.

Samsung did not provide details on availability or pricing on either monitor at the show.


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