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 would be most ideal for student, as the larger size would help to reduce eye strain with long hours of studying

  2. The Samsung M7 would be the best because of the bigger screen.
    Better for the eyes when reading and doing assignments.

  3. The Samsung M7 would be the best because of the bigger screen.
    Better for the eyes when reading and doing assignments.

  4. The M7 would be most ideal for student, as the larger size would help to reduce eye strain with long hours of studying.

  5. the Samsung M7 – the larger screen would be beneficial when having multiple programs or websites open to do research and work

  6. The M7 is the best for a student. More screen real estate and it is 4k, so you have all the extra screen space, without concerns of the lack of pixel density.

  7. There is a need, and a want. Samsung M5 is good for a student’s need, and it’s lighter and more portable for dorm residents. Not as good as the M7 but it’s a deter from too much entertainment.

  8. Samsung M7 has a wider screen, which should be better for a student. This will be easier on the eyes, and can get more work done faster.

  9. I’d say the Samsung M7 would better for a student due to the size of the monitor (27″ vs 32″). Being able to have several items up on the screen at one time means better capacity to multi task, especially important for the busy student juggling so many things!

  10. The M5 would be great for a student because it allows a student to get their work done as well as relax in a relatively compact screen.

  11. A student probably will choose M5. A 27″ is big enough for daily use and more fit for a student’s budget. Also a FHD monitor won’t need an expensive GPU to play computer games.

  12. As a student, the samsung M7 would be amazing because the bigger the screen, the better. So much easier to manage documents and papers!

  13. The Samsung M7 would be nice for a student. For someone who uses adobe photoshop on a regular basis, the wide screen is amazing and very useful for it for better productivity.

  14. The Samsung M7 would be nice for a student. For someone who uses excel on a daily basis, the ultrawide screen is wonderful for the excel spreadsheets.

  15. The M5 is an amazing 27″ Full HD monitor, which is great for a student to use in their small efficient study space.

  16. The Samsung M7 would be best for a student because the larger screen size would give them more room to procrastinate with…I mean to do all of their coursework with.


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