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 Samsung M7 Monitor would be best for a student due to the higher-resolution screen and larger screen size, allowing for more documents to be displayed at the same time.

  2. M7 monitor because of the larger size it can double as a TV where students can stream movies on it when not studying.

  3. I believe the M7 would be preferred as a TV/monitor in a dorm room. Larger screen for productivity and a bigger picture in TV mode. Although M7 uses more power 150W vs M5 at 60W.

  4. Both monitors have the detachable SlimFit camera which supports video calling, video streaming, and more over video calling apps like Google Duo which would help students with their project work teams and such like. So BOTH are good but perhaps the smaller M5 is better for a student because they’re usually living at home or in dorms so not much room.

  5. My daughter would like the Samsung M7 smart monitor- it’s larger for better viewing. I also love that the speakers are in the monitor!

  6. The M7 would be better because it’s bigger and would allow the user to do more multitasking.
    Adaptive Sound technology.

  7. Bonjour/Hi !, The Samsung M7 smart monitor would be better for a student i think. The M7 larger monitor would surely would make it way easier to read. Thanks for Blog…

  8. I think the M7 32 inch size is good while working on school project, give you better view. Plus it can be use just like a smart TV

  9. The M5 I would think would be the better choice for students as it is more affordable but yet gives good clarity with HD 1080p.

  10. The Samsung M7 Monitor let’s you switch from monitor to TV Seamlessly… it’s a godsent in terms of saving space, perfect for a college dorm or even a bedroom work station!

  11. Samsung M7 smart monitor would be great for a student because of its 32″ size. It’s just right for a small bedroom TV and can function for both work and entertainment.

  12. I think the M5 would be best for a student – hear me out because I see everyone picking the M7. Living in residence back in the day I remember how small my room and desk was. A massive monitor would absolutely not have fit. Now I know not everyone lives in res but I just think the smaller size (which is still large btw) is better for a student.


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