Samsung Smart Monitor M7 Review: What’s the Smart Monitor?

The category of monitors up to CZK 10,000, where we count the Samsung Smart Monitor M7 tested today, is constantly growing. However, this piece is a bit of a category in itself. It offers versatility. Don’t expect to get the best colors, fast response, or high refresh rate. But it can work without any external source and offers features that we are more used to with smart TVs.

Samsung Smart Monitor M7

Why there is a Samsung Smart Monitor M7?

When the agency offered us a test Samsung Smart Monitor M7, we read a little about it and asked ourselves what such a product is good at all. Why would you want to have something like a monitor smart feature? So we finally accepted the test, saying that we wanted to test a monitor that doesn’t really stand out in anything, but for that can handle much of your work and entertainment.

Design and driver

The Samsung Smart Monitor M7 32″ looks minimalist and would fit exactly into a room like a student room. But about that later. The monitor is painted matte black and will also surprise you quite a bitframes around the display. Some foreign reviewers are a little critical of the design and quality, but we disagree. It is still a budget monitor that does not have a dramatically worse processing than the competition.

You will also enjoy the port equipment. On the back of the monitor we find three USB-A 2.0 ports, two HDMI 2.0 connectors and also USB-C, which additionally supports up to 65W chargingso you can charge any modern laptop with it. The only thing that might bother you is the fact that you can’t adjust the height of the monitor or rotate it. However, the solution may be another bracket or drilling on the wall via the VESA standard. Today iconic banana shaped driver He is great.


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Smart Monitor: The One for All Life’s Tasks | Samsung

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We have praised him in several other reviews and we will do it again. It fits perfectly in your hand and you will find everything you need to operate a television. Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either. The monitor also has built-in speakers, which have a relatively high maximum volume, but lack bass and overall is no experience for audiophiles. But it serves more than well for basic listening to Netflix series.

Image quality

  • Panel type: VA
  • Display diagonal: 32 inches
  • Native resolution: 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Response times: 8 ms
  • Maximum brightness: 250 rivets

There is no point in walking around hot porridge. This monitor gives you it can’t provide the best colors. Let’s start with a few numbers. It covers only 73.9% of the DCI-P3 gamut and 71% of the Adobe RGB. At the same time, it is a VA type of display, which means that you can immediately forget about 10-bit colors. What do we mean by that? For graphic artists or photographers, this type of display is absolutely not suitable. However, the South Korean company does not even expect someone who needs color accuracy to buy this product. It’s the same with playing.

It is about 4K panel, and given how much the monitor costs, only a lunatic could expect to have a higher refresh rate than 60 Hz. Response time that makes 8 ms however, it could be slightly lower and the brightness slightly higher. On the other hand, the image is smooth, even in situations where you have it on your desk and use it as a classic monitor. You can play on it. It’s just a question of what your demands are. If you play competitive online shooters, it is clear that such a product will be nothing for you. But if you have a game console and you’re resting on single-player titles, the monitor won’t limit you in any way.

Smart TV? No, this is a monitor

As mentioned in the introduction, the main weapon of the Samsung Smart Monitor M7 is its versatility. The system is running on it Tizen so you can count on all the clever features you’re used to on TV. Of course, there is also support for Samsung DeX, which can replace your computer with a keyboard and mouse in the event of basic office work.

Of course, you can get a number of applications on Tizen, such as Netflix, HBO Go, O2 TV (which works poorly, which is not Samsung’s fault), Telly, Plex, Apple TV Plus, YouTube or Spotify, thanks to which you can do exactly what you are doing. you want. There is also the ability to work with the cloud via Office 365.

Price and availability

Samsung Smart Monitor M7 32 ″ is available at most Czech e-shops for a price CZK 8,990. However, you can get a little cheaper in the event, and in addition, the successor to the Samsung Smart Monitor M8 was introduced at CES 2022. So you can wait a while for the monitor to be in action or get a newer model straight away.

Why Buy the Samsung M7 Smart Monitor?

At the beginning, we asked ourselves what such a product is good for. That’s why we borrowed it in the end. So after we returned the monitor, we were able to answer the question, why buy a Samsung M7 Smart Monitor? Probably yes. Thanks to its size, it is a device on which you can comfortably handle all office work, either via Samsung DeX or via a laptop, which you can also conveniently charge directly from the monitor.


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Never seen one of these before… – Samsung M7 Smart Monitor Showcase

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If you want to play Netflix in the evening or play a game that is not important every millisecond, this monitor will serve very well. We can imagine a situation where such a product replaces the television and computer in the student room at the same time, and this product is created just for users who appreciate these features.

Pros

+ 4K resolution
+ size
+ smart features

+ minimalist design
+ enough ports
+ USB-C can charge a laptop
+ built-in speakers
+ reasonable price

Cons

– the stand height cannot be adjusted
– slower response
– lower brightness

How do you like Samsung Smart Monitor M7?

Thanks to Samsung for lending the monitor.

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