As before, the new models are designed for both productivity and entertainment. To that end, they have built-in speakers and smart TV functionality powered by Samsung’s Tizen OS, letting you run streaming apps like Netflix without the need to power on your computer. At the same time, you can connect your Galaxy smartphone via DeX, letting you use it as a desktop “computer.” The M7 includes a solar-powered remote, but both models offer Alexa, Google Assistant, and Bixby voice control.
Samsung also promises HDR10 capability for the 43-inch 4K version, though it didn’t mention any DisplayHDR specification, so it may not deliver the minimum required 400 nits. Other features of that model include slim bezels and a USB Type C port. Samsung said the 24-inch 1080p M5 model is aimed at customers “looking for a good value multi-functional monitor.”
The M7 series now includes 43-inch and 32-inch 4K options. The M5 series uses 1080p panels and comes in 24-inch, 27-inch, and 32-inch sizes. Samsung is also introducing a white version of the 27-inch and 32-inch M5 Smart Monitor.