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. M7 for homework and then for kicking back to watch Netflix afterwards. Without leaving his room.

  2. I think the Samsung M7 smart monitor would be the best choice for a student due to the size for watching movies and videos. However, if the student’s room is small, the M5 may be a better choice.

  3. The M7 Wifi will make this a TV and Monitor 2 in 1 so you can use it with your gaming system and school work.

    The real estate on the monitor is the best feature, good for multitasking.

  4. The M5 monitor would be ideal for students – especially in small dorm rooms where desk space is at a premium.

  5. The Samsung M7 monitor would be better for my daughter who is a student. She is studying for her PhD and spending alot of time studying on her computer so the larger screen would help prevent eye strain

  6. I would say the M5 is more student friendly. Better form factor for smaller dorm rooms and more reasonably priced without sacrificing features.

  7. Our son is moving out for school in a few weeks, and the Samsung M5 smart monitor would be perfect for him! Big enough for project work, but small enough to fit on his modest student desk.

  8. I think the M7 would make the perfect Smart Monitor for student with it’s fast refresh rate for gaming, it’s large size for watching movies and it’s Smart Things App for connecting all of your devices.

  9. The Samsung M7 would be better because when it comes to screens bigger is better in my opinion, no matter the size of the room.

  10. Based on various tech conversations with nieces and nephews over the years, I think the M5 would be the better choice for students. The size is the main reason – they all seem to prefer smaller screens and put more thought into space management than I did at that age. Also, none of them seem to have a desire for 4k displays, possibly because they tend to prefer smaller screens and they don’t see the benefit of 4k over 1080p but they see the price difference.

  11. Students usually need to save on space, and have stuff that can be easily moved. For that reason alone, I’d go with the smaller M5 monitor.

  12. I would go for the bigger screen with the m7. The ability to work on multiple tabs at a bigger size is a big plus for me.

  13. M5 for the student on the idea that they can’t afford the most expensive one and probably don’t have the space if they’re in a dorm room.

  14. The larger screen and better resolution of the M7 would make it a better of the two for a student to allow for an enhanced gaming experience once all the homework is done.

  15. The Samsung M7 would be better because with the bigger screen, I can open more windows on the screen at the same time when working on assignments so I would be more productive.

  16. Both monitors are excellent choices in terms of performance and pricing, but between the M5 and the M7, the M7 easily wins.
    First of all, as a student, I would much rather have a 32″ monitor then a 27″ monitor because of how much more space you have on your screen for productivity.
    Second, the M5 has a 1920×1080 resolution with a 27″ display, but the M7 has a 3840×2160 with a 32″ display. That’s a difference of 59.3% in the Pixels Per Inch between the two monitors, which gives the M7 a great advantage over the M5.
    Lastly, the M7 has a slightly higher brightness capability, at 300 cd/m², with the M5 just below that number at 250cd/m².
    With all of these points considered, the M7 is the winner.

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