Get Samsung's ViewFinity S9 5K Smart Monitor for $999.99 ($600 Off) During Sitewide Winter Sale

Samsung's Winter sale is still going on as we get closer and closer to Christmas, offering discounts across monitors, TVs, smartphones, tablets, computers, and home appliances. Many of the deals in this sale are the same prices we tracked during Samsung's Black Friday sale, and some are even beating their all-time low Black Friday prices.

samsung best holidayNote: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Samsung. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

The highlight of the sale is Samsung's ViewFinity S9 5K Smart Monitor at $999.99, down from $1,599.99. This is a record low price on the monitor, and it beats the previous all-time low price seen at Amazon earlier in the month by a few dollars.

Additionally, the Smart Monitor M8 is at its all-time low price on Amazon, available for $399.99 ($300 off). This has been one of the all-around best monitor deals we've tracked during this holiday season, and it's hard to say if it'll return after this sale ends, so if you've been holding off be sure to order soon. Unfortunately it may arrive after Christmas at this point, depending on your proximity to a distribution center that has stock.

Shoppers should note that the deadline for Christmas delivery has passed on Samsung, so none of the items in the sale will be able to arrive before December 25th at this point. There is an option to an in-store pickup at your local Best Buy, but not every product supports this option.

Other than monitors and TVs, we're also now tracking quite a few deals on refrigerators, tablets, and computers below. These sale prices will be live for this week only, so be sure to check out Samsung's event before the best prices of the year disappear.

Monitors

smart monitor holiday

TVs

the frame holiday

Refrigerators

fridge holiday

Smartphones

smartphone samsung
If you're shopping for a Samsung smartphone this week, there are extra cash discounts to be found on these devices when shopping via the Shop Samsung mobile app, beyond the trade-in bonus offers listed below.

  • Galaxy S23 Ultra - Get up to $800 instant trade-in credit with an eligible phone trade-in
  • Galaxy S23 - Get up to $500 instant trade-in credit with an eligible phone trade-in
  • Galaxy S23+ - Get up to $500 instant trade-in credit with an eligible phone trade-in
  • Galaxy Z Fold5 - Get a free storage upgrade and up to $1,000 instant trade-in credit
  • Galaxy Z Flip5 - Get up to $600 instant trade-in credit with an eligible phone trade-in

Smartwatches

Blue Gradient

Earbuds

samsung earbuds

Tablets

samsung tablets

Be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more Apple-related products and accessories.

Related Roundup: Apple Deals

Top Rated Comments

azentropy Avatar
9 weeks ago
I picked up a Viewfinity S9 last week when Amazon had it briefly for $950. Here are my thoughts (for reference I have an Apple Studio Display and set them up side by side):

Great panel as expected. I have one of the best 4K 27" monitors you could buy at the time (Dell Ultrasharp 4K U2720Q) and this much better. I do like the matte finish as in the room I have it in I am bothered by glossy displays (like the Apple Studio Display) at times. For that case it was much better. However the speakers are absolutely horrible. I get better sound out of my M1 MBA with the lid closed (which actually covers the speakers) than I do on this. The other features are also a bit bothersome as it always defaults to whatever Samsung calls their Smart TV features and I routinely had to then get out the remote and change it back to just the monitor. I didn’t play a lot with the Smart TV features as since the speakers are soooo bad I’d never watch anything from it anyway. The power brick is also huge, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one that big. It doesn’t support native sound/brightness controls from my Mac(s). I tried a 3rd party app and it worked sometimes, but was inconsistent. I haven't decided if I'm going to return it yet. The speakers are just so much of a turnoff and I don’t want to have to connect external speakers as I was looking for a more clean desktop environment where I'd end up putting it permanently. I still have a large return window so I do plan on doing some more tests, like hooking it up to two systems at once etc.

So my recommendation right now is only get it if a) you prefer or need matte, b) you plan on setting up your own speakers or don't do anything with sound anyway and c) want the extra connections or hook it up to a PC as well etc.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
9 weeks ago
5K "retina" with stand options, dual video inputs (instead of just one, offering easiest and best path for "old fashioned bootcamp" without having to swap cables and/or rely on ARM Windows + hope), superior webcam (removable instead of using the duct tape method), and comes with a remote and app capabilities so it can stand in as a 27" TV too.

Those longing for 27" iMac at traditional pricing could pair this with a good Mac Mini to get that < $2K total price while embracing separates (and ending the dreaded "throw baby out with the bathwater" problem when the computer portion is made obsolete or some part of it conks).

Competition is good and this is tangible competition for a 5K retina screen. Pay up for the logo or some nitpicking detail if you must buy Apple or put significant savings towards an upgraded Mini for an even better overall computer + screen. If you shop hard for a deep discounted Mac Studio, you could pair it with one of these for not much above traditional iMac 27" "starting at..." pricing, certainly if traditional iMac was upgraded with RAM and SSD to Mac Studio specs (even at competitive, third party pricing for those upgrades).
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rychiar Avatar
9 weeks ago

Still not interested in a matte display. I work with zero shiny lights behind me so my glossy LG 5Ks are perfect.

What we need is someone to make a 5K 120hz panel. I’m sure the driver for this will be an Apple order for the next iMac with ProMotion
simply not possible without thunderbolt 5 which no one has yet
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redheeler Avatar
9 weeks ago
Samsung doing what it does best and copying what Apple puts out, this time with the Studio Display. Seeing more actually decent options in the 5K space is such a long time coming that I'm not complaining...

That being said, doing the DIY conversion of my 5K iMac is 1/3 the cost and avoids e-waste so I'm still going to do that.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blazerunner Avatar
9 weeks ago

What we need is someone to make a 5K 120hz panel. I’m sure the driver for this will be an Apple order for the next iMac with ProMotion
That someone will probably be Samsung that will make them and Apple will try and take credit for it. Everyone on Macrumors of course will celebrate as if Apple did the work.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
voxmatt Avatar
9 weeks ago

I picked up a Viewfinity S9 last week when Amazon had it briefly for $950. Here are my thoughts (for reference I have an Apple Studio Display and set them up side by side):

Great panel as expected. I have one of the best 4K 27" monitors you could buy at the time (Dell Ultrasharp 4K U2720Q) and this much better. I do like the matte finish as in the room I have it in I am bothered by glossy displays (like the Apple Studio Display) at times. For that case it was much better. However the speakers are absolutely horrible. I get better sound out of my M1 MBA with the lid closed (which actually covers the speakers) than I do on this. The other features are also a bit bothersome as it always defaults to whatever Samsung calls their Smart TV features and I routinely had to then get out the remote and change it back to just the monitor. I didn’t play a lot with the Smart TV features as since the speakers are soooo bad I’d never watch anything from it anyway. The power brick is also huge, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one that big. It doesn’t support native sound/brightness controls from my Mac(s). I tried a 3rd party app and it worked sometimes, but was inconsistent. I haven't decided if I'm going to return it yet. The speakers are just so much of a turnoff and I don’t want to have to connect external speakers as I was looking for a more clean desktop environment where I'd end up putting it permanently. I still have a large return window so I do plan on doing some more tests, like hooking it up to two systems at once etc.

So my recommendation right now is only get it if a) you prefer or need matte, b) you plan on setting up your own speakers or don't do anything with sound anyway and c) want the extra connections or hook it up to a PC as well etc.
100% agreement from me. I ended up returning mine.

I had similar issues to @azentropy:

* The sound is terrible (but I would have stomached it and gotten external speakers if not for the other issues)
* Non-native sound and brightness controls are surprisingly annoying (I also used a couple mac utilities to make these native, but it's a bit hacky and inconsistent)
* The extra overhead of the "smart TV" stuff is a huge net negative — it wants you to see it, and it slows down connection and boot up times. Plus, I know Samsung is going to be reporting some sort of data if I connect it to wi-fi, but I have to connect it to internet to keep the firmware updated... all-in-all, I disliked this more than I thought
* I do like matte screens generally, but this one was a bit too much for my taste — it felt overall a bit dull

But the big kicker: about 2 weeks into using it (after updating to macOS 14.1.2), my mac (MacBook Pro M1 Max 64gb) started to not recognize it as an external display. It was intermittent, but *extremely* frustrating. I triple-checked all connections (tried a new TB cord, different ports on both ends, updated firmware, updated to 14.2). It may have been a bum unit, but with something as critical to work as a monitor, it's simply not worth the risk of it not working.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

General Apps Messages

Apple Announces 'Groundbreaking' New Security Protocol for iMessage

Wednesday February 21, 2024 6:00 am PST by
Apple today announced a new post-quantum cryptographic protocol for iMessage called PQ3. Apple says this "groundbreaking" and "state-of-the-art" protocol provides "extensive defenses against even highly sophisticated quantum attacks." Apple believes the PQ3 protocol's protections "surpass those in all other widely deployed messaging apps," according to its blog post:Today we are announcing...
iOS 17

iOS 17.4 Will Add These New Features to Your iPhone

Monday February 19, 2024 6:52 am PST by
Apple last month confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released in March, and the update includes several new features and changes for the iPhone. Key new features in iOS 17.4 include major App Store changes in the EU and Apple Podcasts transcripts. The update also adds new emoji and includes preparations for the launch of next-generation CarPlay later this year. More details about the new...
Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID Single Camera Hole

Six Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Thursday February 22, 2024 4:20 am PST by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models concurrently, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different, and already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
samsung galaxy ring

'Apple Ring' Allegedly in Development to Rival Samsung Galaxy Ring

Tuesday February 20, 2024 2:27 am PST by
Apple is speeding up development of a smart ring that can be worn on the finger to track users' health biometrics, claims a new report coming out of Korea. Teaser image of Samsung Galaxy Ring shown at Galaxy Unpacked in January Apple has toyed with the idea of a ring wearable for several years, as indicated by several patents, but with Samsung preparing to bring its own product to market, the ...
volvo s60 drivers apple maps

iOS 17.4 Beta Adds CarPlay Option to Show Upcoming Maneuvers in Instrument Cluster

Tuesday February 20, 2024 10:47 am PST by
The fourth beta of iOS 17.4 that Apple released today adds a new CarPlay feature, according to the notes that Apple provided to developers. In supported CarPlay vehicles, there's now an Apple Maps option to show information about upcoming maneuvers in the instrument cluster. CarPlay users will be able to swap the display type between the main and instrument cluster by tapping on the map...
Oled iPads and MackBook Pro Notch

Apple's OLED Roadmap: New iPad Mini, Foldable iPad Pro, and More

Wednesday February 21, 2024 5:29 am PST by
Apple is planning to launch at least nine new devices with OLED displays across the iPad and MacBook product lines, according to an updated forecast from research firm Omdia that sets out the company's plans in detail. As widely rumored, Apple's push to transition to OLED will apparently be jump-started by the release of new 11- and 13-inch iPad Pro models this year. The displays will...
iPad Pro OLED Feature 2

Apple's Upcoming OLED iPad Pro Models Rumored to Be Much Thinner

Tuesday February 20, 2024 1:39 pm PST by
Apple is planning to update the iPad Air and iPad Pro lineups as soon as March, and the new iPad Pro models will be significantly thinner according to dimensions shared by 9to5Mac. Citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans, the site claims that the larger version will be more than 1mm thinner. The current 12.9-inch iPad Pro measures in at 6.4mm thick, but the new model is said to be 5mm ...
m3 macbook pro 14 16

Apple Now Selling Refurbished M3 Pro and M3 Max MacBook Pro Models

Monday February 19, 2024 5:04 pm PST by
Apple today began offering refurbished versions of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M3 Pro and M3 Max chip options, offering the machines at a discount for the first time since their October 2023 release. The release of M3 Pro and M3 Max models on Apple's refurbished store comes almost two weeks after the entry-level 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro first appeared on the store....