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If you’re in the market for a new computer monitor, then you’ve probably already seen pictures or videos of the Samsung M8 monitor floating around online. But, you’re probably wondering all of the normal questions like, “How does it compare to the iMac?” or “What are the features?” So, let’s just dive right in! We’ll do a Samsung M8 review and share our thoughts. Then you can decide whether or not it’s the right model for you. And, one quick thing to remember is that there is no “right” model. This monitor will be the perfect fit for some of you and for others, not so much, so decide for yourself.
First up, since we’re obsessed with aesthetics here at Flourish planner, you know we have to start things off with style points.
Style Points: the look and feel
In terms of the look and feel, the aesthetics are totally on point. You’ll love the thin, clean look and this monitor is guaranteed to look stunning on your desk, which we love, right?
You can also conveniently adjust the height and overall it’s really a great-looking monitor.
Next, let’s talk a little about pricing.
Overall, you’ll find that the function of this monitor is really good and is a much better price than the iMac.
The Samsung M8 monitor price starts at $699 for white and $729 for the rest of the colors.
To compare, the iMac is $1,299 and the Studio Display is $1,599.
If you’re going for the look of the iMac or Studio Display but don’t want to shell out $1,000+ dollars, then this might be a great option for you.
And, moving on to the Samsung M8 monitor specs and features.
This monitor comes with a 32-inch screen which is really the ideal size if you have a medium to a large-sized desk. It also comes in 4 beautiful pastel colors and the colors are similar to the colors you’ll find for the iMac. It has a 60 Hz screen and pretty good built-in speakers.
This monitor also doubles as a smart tv and comes with a remote so you can watch Netflix, YouTube, and other streaming services by connecting the monitor to wifi.
Additional fun features:
The display shows up on AirPlay as well so you can AirPlay things from other Apple devices right to the screen.
You can also connect things like your Nintendo switch in order to play games like Animal Crossing.
My Setup: How I connect my laptop to the M8
To see the monitor and how I connect it to my laptop, feel free to check out the video below!
Final Thoughts: Who should get this monitor?
If you’re looking for the most technologically advanced or high-performance monitor on the market, then this might not be the right device for you and you might prefer the iMac or Studio Display.
But, if on the other hand you’re just looking for something that you can plug your laptop into for a larger display and want something with good, sharp graphics, good color accuracy, decent speakers, and looks aesthetically pleasing then you’d probably love this monitor.
Also, if you’ve been drooling over the iMac or Studio Display but you just can’t justify the cost right now, then the Samsung M8 monitor is a great alternative for you.
Or, if you’re a student or live with roommates and need an all-in-one product that can also function as a TV then you’ll love this as well.