You Don’t Need a Computer for Samsung Smart Monitor

Samsung’s new lifestyle Smart Monitor is not your typical monitor. It is so smart that it doesn’t need your computer to play Netflix or watch YouTube. It will be available in December and here is what it does.

When you think of monitor nowadays, you might think of external monitor that extends beyond your computer screen or just duplicate it onto a larger screen.

Samsung latest lifestyle Smart Monitor can definitely do that but that’s not what the smart monitor can only do. It has built-in WiFi, BlueTooth and even Tizen OS and Samsung’s Smart Hub to play your favorite Netflix movies using your computer.

The lifestyle smart monitor comes in 2 models – M5 (27-inch, 32-inch) and M7 (32-inch). They will be available in December.

Check out the availability and pricing in the Press Release below.

Press Release

Samsung Announces Availability of New Lifestyle Smart Monitor

Versatile and affordable ‘do-it-all’ screen offers flexibility for work, learning and entertainment at home

SINGAPORE – 26 November 2020 – Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced the availability of its all-new Smart Monitor from December 2020. The Samsung Smart Monitor is an innovative, do-it-all screen that brings together an unprecedented suite of features for work, learning and entertainment in a single display.

Designed to meet the new needs of today’s consumers, who are now working, learning and consuming entertainment at home, the Samsung Smart Monitor incorporates powerful mobile and PC connectivity, remote home office and learning features as well as Smart Hub, a comprehensive entertainment hub, similar to Samsung’s built-in Smart TV platform. 

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“As remote working and learning arrangements are expected to continue for the foreseeable future, it is no surprise that many are rethinking their technology set up at home that can meet their different needs. Our new Smart Monitor offers flexibility of usage with both PC and smartphone connectivity, consumers no longer have to choose between a screen for one or the other as this display streamlines all experiences within one screen,” said Jacus Long, Director & Head, Display and Brand Memory Business, Samsung Electronics Singapore.

The new Samsung Smart Monitor provides numerous connectivity options for both PCs and smartphones. Users can connect their personal mobile devices with just a simple tap using Tap View[1], App Casting or Apple AirPlay 2. For a complete desktop experience using a mobile device, users can also connect to the monitor with Samsung DeX.

For home office and learning, the display operates Microsoft Office 365 applications[2] without a PC connection thanks to embedded Wi-Fi, allowing users to view, edit and save documents in the cloud directly from the monitor. Remote Access also allows users wirelessly and remotely access files from a PC or view content from a laptop whether it is situated elsewhere in the house or at the office. The USB Type-C port[3] allows for data, display and power — up to 65W — with just a single connection, keeping the area around the monitor clean and beautiful. Multiple USB ports and Bluetooth 4.2 allow for additional connection versatility while the display has built-in two channel speaker.

When work is done, the display also operates as a complete entertainment hub with the ability to stream content with Samsung’s Smart Hub. The monitor’s app store allows users to stream their favourite content including Netflix, HBO and YouTube[4] even without a connection to a PC or mobile device. Content can easily be accessed with the supplied remote control, which includes streaming service hot keys. The display can also be controlled by voice thanks to Bixby integration.

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The Smart Monitor also features technology designed to make viewing more comfortable. Adaptive Picture optimises picture quality for any viewing environment by automatically adjusting brightness and colour temperature in response to room conditions. This ensures the most comfortable viewing experience in any environment, reducing eye strain even after extended use. The monitor also features a special eye-saver mode to reduce blue light.

The monitor is available in two models at launch. The M7 supports Ultra-High Definition (UHD) resolution in 32-inch while the M5 supports Full HD (FHD) resolution in 32-inch and 27-inch options.

For more information, please visit the product page here.

Local Availability and Pricing

From the first and third week of December 2020, the Samsung Smart Monitor will be available on the Samsung Online Store and major consumer electronics and IT stores.

ProductModelRecommended Retail Price (w/ GST)Availability
M5 27”LS27AM500NEXXS$548First Week of December 2020
M5 32”LS32AM500NEXXS$698Third Week of December 2020
M7 32”LS32AM700UEXXS$898Third Week of December 2020

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.


[1] Tap view is compatible with Galaxy devices running Android 8.1 or higher, and version 5.1 in the SmartThings app.

[2] Subscription required.

[3] Available on M7 model

[4] Streaming service availability and the remote control’s technical specifications may vary by country. Subscription required.

[5] Streaming service availability may vary by country.