CES 2024: Samsung Unveils Refreshed iMac-Style 32-Inch 4K Smart Monitor

Samsung at CES has announced its popular Smart Monitor M8 is getting a refresh for 2024, with some extra software features seemingly aimed at deepening the display's support for other devices in the company's ecosystem.

Samsung Smart Monitor M80D
The upcoming "M80D" model includes a Multi Control feature that allows images and text to be moved between the display and a Galaxy Book, Tablet, or Phone, while a Galaxy Buds owners will be able to pair their earphones for a spatial audio experience with head tracking.

Samsung says it has also added the ability to pair a Galaxy Watch for those looking to perform guided workouts using the display, and an easier way to control monitor settings with the click of a mouse, where previous models only allowed for adjustments via a remote.

Otherwise, it looks like the iMac-style 4K flat-panel monitor hasn't changed in the hardware department from last year's M8 model, which features 400 nits of brightness, a 60Hz refresh rate (non variable), 99% sRGB, and adaptive picture technology.

In addition, the display retains key features like USB-C charging connectivity, AirPlay 2 support, an integrated webcam, and several smart TV features that enable it to be used when not connected to a PC.

Samsung's M8 doesn't support the P3 color gamut and isn't as bright as Apple's 5K Studio Display, but as a more affordable alternative it is likely remain appealing to some Mac users.

The original M8 comes in 27-inch (~$650) and 32-inch (~$700) sizes, although Samsung only mentioned a 32-inch version of the M80D. Regardless, both sizes have a 11.39mm thick chassis, which is 0.1mm thinner than Apple's iMac, and include a flat back, thin bezels, and a height and tilt adjustable stand. Expect Samsung's refreshed monitor to arrive in sometime later in the year.

Top Rated Comments

ItsASpider Avatar
6 weeks ago
Why are we calling this an "iMac-style" display, again? Because its foot is vaguely similar if you look at it from a distance?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bsbeamer Avatar
6 weeks ago
Wish I could just continue to use my 2019 27" 5K iMac display if upgrading to a new machine. Boot into some kind of monitorOS mode and function as a normal TB display. Getting rid of Target Display mode while claiming to be "green" on everything is almost laughable.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ignatius345 Avatar
6 weeks ago
4K at 32" is a pretty sad pixel density if you're used to Apple's retina displays.

This seems like it would be a fine fit for someone looking to dual-purpose their monitor as a TV, but it's nowhere near the quality of an iMac screen and doesn't really stand up to comparison.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thingstoponder Avatar
6 weeks ago
There’s nothing iMac like about these. I tried them at Beat Buy, it’s a wobbly creaky low res plastic piece of crap.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tfresquezdxs Avatar
6 weeks ago
sooo whats the point... they couldn't do a software update with that? A brand new model with the same hardware..... seems not worth calling it a new model
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SpringKid Avatar
6 weeks ago
What’s iMac about it?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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