Today Samsung Smart Monitor M8 32” with 4K OLED Panel went on sale in the US for pre-ordering. Now, this monitor gives an Apple-inspired vibe to Apple iMac M1. The device is very similar to Apple’s in design, available colors, and even shape. What makes this monitor better than Apple’s is its smartness and affordability. Let’s start digging.
1. Samsung’s Monitor has Better Practicality Even with many resemblances to Apple
Samsung’s monitor has thin bezels overall, has a movable camera that is magnetic, a great look and feel making it more practical than Apple’s. The Monitor comes in four colors; Spring Green, Warn White, Daylight Blue, and Sunset Pink. You can adjust the height and tilt of the monitor too.
2. Smart and Affordable
This monitor has a 32″ OLED 4K panel with a brightness of 400 nits, 1.07B colors, 60 Hz refresh rate, HDR10 Plus, and 99% sRGB color gamut. In the US its price is $729. While the Apple iMax M1 has no HDR technology even with a 5K panel and a 60 Hz refresh rate. The Samsung’s monitor has a higher size, HDR10 Plus tech but lower resolution which doesn’t make a big difference.
The major difference here is the price. The Samsung monitor is $870 lesser than the Apple Studio Display. This monitor runs Samsung’s Tizen OS which means you can binge-watch Netflix on it or stream your favorite audio/ videos all day with a built-in speaker 2.2-channel and a Full HD 1080p camera.
3. The Ecosystem for Everyone
With the monitor, you have two Type-C USB ports with a 65W USB charging support for devices. It also has an AirPlay 2 version which means you can also stream your multimedia or share screens of Macs, iPods, and iPhones. Not just these, it also comes with Wi-Fi 5, Samsung Bixby, Amazon Alexa, Samsung Health, SmartThings, and Bluetooth 4.2.
Even the Samsung’s Smart Monitor is inspired by Apple’s iMac, the monitors offer a great screen, affordability, smart features, better look, and its even fit for your Apple Ecosystem by introducing AirPlay 2. You can also PD charge your devices at 65W. Not just these but also a $900 lower rate for the Apple Studio Display which is very generous.