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    Samsung reveals its 'do it all' Smart Monitor range

    The Smart Monitor M7 is a 32-inch UHD model, the M5 is a 27- or 32-inch FHD model.
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    Re: Samsung reveals its 'do it all' Smart Monitor range

    This strikes me a bit as Jack of all trades, master of none.

    Okay, as a second, maybe bedroom, TV this might just about pass muster. But I'd say my TV requirements are very much on the undemanding end of today's market (judging by what's on offer in shops) and 32" doesn't even cut it for me as a main TV. As for a monitor, my main criteria would be colour accuracy, image quality and sensible cost. Others, I'm sure, would be about refresh and gaming, etc.

    I like the idea of one-size-fits-all needs, but I'm not convinced this meets it.
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    Re: Samsung reveals its 'do it all' Smart Monitor range

    Having gotten used to high pixel densities in phones and laptops, I can't get used to a screen larger than 27in that isn't 4k. Even a 32in 4k monitor starts to look a bit blocky. That 32in 1080p monitor sounds horrific for this day and age.

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    I don't see a DP connector listed. That will exclude a lot of people wanting it as a computer/entertainment screen.
    They call it a monitor but to me it looks more like an small TV without a tuner.

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    Re: Samsung reveals its 'do it all' Smart Monitor range

    Quote Originally Posted by Ballantin View Post
    They call it a monitor but to me it looks more like an small TV without a tuner.
    I haven't used a TV's tuner for probably years now. Works for me.

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    Re: Samsung reveals its 'do it all' Smart Monitor range

    Quote Originally Posted by Ballantin View Post
    I don't see a DP connector listed. That will exclude a lot of people wanting it as a computer/entertainment screen.
    They call it a monitor but to me it looks more like an small TV without a tuner.
    USB-C video implies displayport for the 4K model. Also, if you have a displayport device you can get a DP->HDMI cable, it's the other way you can't convert.

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    Re: Samsung reveals its 'do it all' Smart Monitor range

    Quote Originally Posted by Zhaoman View Post
    Having gotten used to high pixel densities in phones and laptops, I can't get used to a screen larger than 27in that isn't 4k. Even a 32in 4k monitor starts to look a bit blocky. That 32in 1080p monitor sounds horrific for this day and age.
    As you said, you got used to it.
    That isn't an argument that it is bad, only that it isn't meeting what your experiences have shaped your preference to be.
    With my eyesight for example, I see that issue far less than you do.

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    Re: Samsung reveals its 'do it all' Smart Monitor range

    Am mostly waiting on the picture quality, Currently have a Dell U3219Q screen with an pretty good (not amazing) IPS panel - cost near twice what this did without the smart bits. If this is close they should sell tons of these.

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    Re: Samsung reveals its 'do it all' Smart Monitor range

    Quote Originally Posted by ByteMyAscii View Post
    As you said, you got used to it.
    That isn't an argument that it is bad, only that it isn't meeting what your experiences have shaped your preference to be.
    With my eyesight for example, I see that issue far less than you do.
    Fair point but the issue isn't whether it's bad for any one user, it's that the specs are just plain bad in the wider context of modern technology in 2020. Not considering phones or laptops, if you look at only monitors, almost all 32in monitors (even budget ones) are QHD or 4K now while older FHD models are going for $150 or less. This new 32in FHD monitor is $280. It feels like a product launch for 2010 not 2020.

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