samsung smart monitor M5, M7, M8 reviewThe new line of Samsung Smart Monitors blurs the lines between televisions and monitors. Connect one of these monitors to the internet and instantly you can do many things, before you even connect a computer or other device to it. In that sense the monitor is “smarter” than your average monitor. Great for productivity and for pure play. Read on to learn why you might want to upgrade your monitor with a new Samsung, then enter for a chance to win either the new Samsung M5 smart monitor or the Samsung M7 smart monitor.

How smart is your computer monitor

The word “smart” gets thrown around a lot these days whenever people are talking about tech. Sometimes it means it connects to the internet, so you can access features via an app. Smart lights are examples of this. At some point in the future, “smart” devices will uniformly predict when and how you want to use them and behave appropriately without your intervention. Samsung smart monitors fall somewhere between these two.

The Samsung M5 and M7 monitors we are giving away in this contest offer a better experience that most monitors. My daughter recently bought a monitor and I offered to send her a Roku streaming stick so she could watch movies on it in her apartment. However, the monitor didn’t have internal speakers so she could watch movies but couldn’t hear them. The Samsung M5 and M7 do have speakers. However, they have a lot more than that.

Access entertainment and much more on Samsung smart monitors

It’s not hard to see why smart monitors are becoming so popular. Read the review of these monitors by Shelly Wutke on the blog and you’ll understand the attraction immediately. You can access content on the internet just using the monitor: without even attaching a computer. In this sense, it behaves like a television. It’s self contained with the Samsung operating system and its own remote control. Quickly and easily go from work mode to play mode, from typing an article to catching up on the new season of “Stranger Things.” Of course, it’s especially useful for students in a small apartment or a dorm room where you wouldn’t want to have a TV and a monitor. A monitor that doubles as a television is ideal.

But it also serves as an excellent monitor to get work done. The M5 is an amazing 27″ Full HD monitor and the M7 a spacious 32″ 4K UHD monitor. Both feature enhanced features for brilliant gaming when the work is done. And, as I mentioned, both are smart, bridging the gap between monitor and television making this an all in one productivity and entertainment centre.

Amazingly, Best Buy and Samsung are giving away both of these monitors in this contest.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in two different way.

  1. In a comment below, tell us which of these two prizes that we are giving away would be the best for a student and explain why.
  2. Visit the product page for the Samsung M7 Monitor and find at least one feature listed in the “More information” section that isn’t mentioned in this article and that you would find useful. Discuss that feature in an email to using the subject line, “Samsung Smart Monitors.” Do not mention that feature in a comment below.

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly select two (2) eligible entries to receive either the Samsung M5 smart monitor or the Samsung M7 smart monitor that Shelly reviewed on the blog.

This contest runs from June 21st to July 5th.

Remember you can enter once in a comment below and once via email. You would also be smart to share this contest with friends and family so they too have an opportunity to win great prizes from Best Buy.

Win a Samsung M5 or M7 Smart Monitor Contest Rules and Regulations

Good Luck.


  1. The M7 is best because the large screen is good for having several documents open at once when writing papers or studying.

  2. The M7 would be best for a student because it would be free from a contest and a brag worthy monitor

  3. I would recommend the Samsung M7 as best for a student because the larger screen would reduce the strain on the eyes over an extended period.

  4. Samsung M5 would be great for a student as its smaller and doesn’t take up as much space – in a bedroom or dorm.

  5. M5 would be better for a student if in a small dorm room, or limited desk space. However most would want the 4k M7.

  6. The Samsung M7! As a student myself, a spacious monitor is a necessity so that is why I would say the M7.

  7. The Samsung M7 smart monitor with a 17″ screen would be easy on my eyes and hopefully smarter than Me!!

  8. The Samsung M7 would be best for a student. The larger screen would probably be easier on the eyes.

  9. Samsung M5 smart monitor would be better for most students because they are both similar but the M5 is cheaper to fit their budget better.

  10. Either sound great but I feel like the larger Samsung M7 smart monitor would give a bigger view.

  11. The Samsung M7 smart monitor would be great for a student because it would make essay writing easier on the eyes due to its size.

  12. I think the Samsung M7 would be the best for a student because it can be for both computing and watching TV more comfortably. It saves them from having to spend money on both a tv and monitor. Plus Best Buy also has it on sale right now.

  13. I’d go with the smaller M5 to save space. I’ve moved enough stuff in and out of student accommodations, to know that you can’t have anything that’s too bulky.

  14. M7 for sure, 4K support makes it more appealing to students with their gaming consoles and ultra 4K movies that are becoming too common nowadays.

  15. I like the M7 large screen, I have two kids still in school that would benefit from the monitor

  16. i think the The M5 is an amazing 27″ Full HD monitor is best for a student because it has a very nice but smaller screen of the two- space is always a premium for every student to consider!

  17. Samsung M7 4K display — the size and resolution would be so perfect for everything from games to YouTube videos and studying! Those late night study sessions would be great.

  18. The Samsung M7 monitor is convenient for students in all levels of education.

    To be specific, due to the global pandemic, many students (including adult students) learn, watch lectures, and study through online content which can be streamed through their mobile devices and/or computer.

    For such content, all the features such as Wi-Fi connection, apple airplay, built-in speakers, while also serving as a monitor for computers, the monitor would be convenient and useful for people looking to meet their needs as a student.

  19. Samsung M7 4K display — the size and resolution would be so perfect for everything and anything I want to use it for. Perfect!

  20. The Samsung M7 32″ 4K Ultra HD 60Hz 4ms GTG VA LED Smart Monitor would be better for a student because bigger is always better.

  21. I think the Connect to the SmartThings app to make this monitor into a control centre for controlling the various devices in your smart home ecosystem feature is very useful for a student

  22. My daughter is a PhD student taking Statistics and spends most of her time on a computer, I believe the larger screen on the M7 monitor would be perfect for her and relieve some eye strain

  23. Definitely the M7 as it doubles as both a nicely-sized Smart TV and monitor. Perfect for places where space is at a premium!

  24. The Samsung M7 would be better for a student simply for the sheer size of it – more space for both work and play and better for tired eyes after long hours looking at the screen.

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