CES 2023: Samsung's Latest Monitors Include an Apple Studio Display Rival, Updated M8 Smart Monitor

Ahead of CES 2023 this week, Samsung has announced several upcoming additions to its monitor lineup, and perhaps the most interesting model for Apple users is the ViewFinity S9, Samsung's first 27-inch 5K display that will compete against Apple's Studio Display.

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27-inch 5K displays remain fairly rare, but Apple has long embraced the higher pixel density for its ability to display true Retina-quality content at reasonable size. Just like the Studio Display and Apple's former 27-inch iMac, Samsung's ViewFinity S9 will feature a 5120 x 2880 display, and its wide color gamut will cover 99% of the DCI-P3 spectrum while HDR600 support improves shadows and highlights.

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The ViewFinity S9 features a matte finish to minimize glare, is equipped with USB-C/Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, and includes a 4K SlimFit camera.

Pricing has yet to be announced, but it will be launching "early" this year.

Samsung's popular Smart Monitor M8 is also receiving an update, with a new 27-inch size joining the previous 32-inch option. Both sizes carry 4K resolution and are available in four color options with height and tilt adjustments.

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The M8 now pivots up to 90 degrees for a portrait orientation, and it supports VESA standards for those who prefer different mounting solutions. The included 2K SlimFit camera has been upgraded, and there's new mouse support for many of the included apps on the display such as Samsung's SmartThings Hub for managing connected home devices and Smart Hub for dedicated apps like Prime Video, Netflix, YouTube, and more.

Pricing and a release date have yet to be announced.

In addition to the ViewFinity S9 and Smart Monitor M8, Samsung is also announcing several new Odyssey gaming monitors including the Odyssey Neo G9, a 57-inch 32:9 super ultra-wide curved display at 7680 x 2160 resolution with DisplayPort 2.1 and a 240 Hz response rate.

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Finally, there is the Odyssey OLED G9, a 49-inch curved OLED gaming monitor with 0.1 ms response time and 240 Hz response rate. Both displays will launch "later" this year with pricing yet to be disclosed.

Check out Samsung's press release for full details on all of these monitors.

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Top Rated Comments

tbayrgs Avatar
20 months ago
I suspect the ViewFinity will be a more appropriately priced 'clone' of the Studio Display--and I have no problem with that as Apple's pricing is ridiculous. And as someone who would've pulled the trigger on a Studio Display if it wasn't so terribly priced (especially the option pricing for the stand and nano texture :rolleyes:), I'll definitely considering picking up the Samsung version in its place.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rodpascoe Avatar
20 months ago
Looks amazing. Hopefully can compete on price and be a realistic alternative.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Station Grey Avatar
20 months ago
At last... someone finally making a 27"/5K display.

As long as it's reasonably priced (and needs to be sub £/$1000) then I'll buy one. No mention of speakers, and would definitely be helpful to have those, and if the webcam is good then also plus points.

But essentially it just needs to be affordable.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
20 months ago

Ahead of CES 2023 this week, Samsung has announced several upcoming additions ('https://howl.me/ciPYyHkPi1h') to its monitor lineup ('https://howl.me/ciPYA8zYzUn'), and perhaps the most interesting model for Apple users is the ViewFinity S9, Samsung's first 27-inch 5K display that will compete against Apple's Studio Display.
Wow, someone else finally sells a 5K display, maybe this will finally give Apple some pricing competition?

ViewFinity S9 specs

* 27-inch 5K panel (5120 x 2880)
* 99% DCI-P3
* Built-in color calibration engine
* Average Delta E ≦ 21 color accuracy
* USB-C and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity
* Matte display finish
* Built-in 4K webcam
* Samsung Smart Hub

Samsung hasn’t revealed when the new ViewFinity S9 will be released, nor what its price will be. However, it’s clear Samsung is looking to target would-be buyers of Apple’s Studio Display, which comes in at $1599 for the glossy model and $1899 for the nano-texture finish model. So it’s likely we’ll see Samsung either split the difference between the two Studio Display models or undercut them entirely if they’re really hoping to make a splash.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Skyscraperfan Avatar
20 months ago
And the best: The stand is INCLUDED.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
20 months ago
Wow! It looks great! I have a feeling this might be cheaper than the Apple Studio Display. The 27” + 5K is very appealing to the eyes.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)