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. I think the Samsung M7 would be a great choice for students. The large 32″ screen space allows for better multi-tasking with a single monitor setup.

  2. the M7 is a perfect choice for a student as one could use it as a TV thus saving space and money !

  3. The Samsung M7 monitor would be better for a student because they could save space and ditch their TV.

  4. I think the Samsung M5 smart monitor is best for a student, due to the smaller size, lower price and still having a full HD smart monitor.

  5. I think the M5 would be better for a student just due to space in those small dorm rooms.

  6. I think the M7 is the better option for a student. Students spend so much time in front of their computers and now you have a monitor which is pretty a smart TV. They may never leave their computers.

  7. The Samsung M5 would be best for a student since it is smaller that the M7 and could more easily fit it a dorm room since those are traditionally not very big rooms.

  8. The M7 of course. Even in tight space, I can’t think of any student I knew who wouldn’t want the larger screen. The UHD to ease the strain on the eyes when doing homework; Then the bigger screen the to watch videos while laying in a bed that is normally all jammed into one room.

  9. The Samsung M7 32″ 4K Ultra HD 60Hz 4ms GTG VA LED Smart Monitor would be better for a student, because not only would it give them a lot of screen real estate for their school work, it would also provide a good size screen for enjoying gaming or TV watching. And because this monitor can do it all, and many students have limited physical space, it would cut down on the space needed for both work and fun, since they would only need the one screen to do both.

  10. Ideal for all ages of students whether at college or learning from home, The large monitor where one can sit back and appreciate the experience and the small on the go.

  11. M7 with its larger screen, but after always entering all these contests, and no fruit… any one would be nice to win.

  12. The 27″ FHD LED display panel with 1920 x 1080 resolution, on the Samsung M5 Monitor would be best for a student as the quality of the picture would be super clear and accurate, and would make studying much better!

  13. This would be great for a student for the reason that if your computer died and you didn’t have money or couldn’t replace it at least you still have a functioning television.

  14. I would recommend M5 to a student considering the price point (it’s also on sale at the moment). Also 32 inch (M7) might be little too big for students who usually have small rooms. 27 inch (M5) on the other hand might provide students with more desk space as well.

  15. i think a student would enjoy the M7, larger screen, more info to see at one time. and also serving as a tv i am sure would be enjoyed, though it takes a smaller more amt of space, still the student would save space not having to have a tv also! it’s a win-win..the M7!

  16. Having been a design student, I would have to say the M7. The larger area of screen would be great to view objects easier.

  17. The M7 would be best for a student just because it is a larger size. When you are watching TV or using a screen for work bigger is always better. You can fit more of what you are working on the screen at one time.

  18. The Samsung M7 smart monitor would be on top as it would give a bigger and wider screen for a better multi-tasking

  19. The Samsung M7 Monitor would be best for a student because it has more screen real estate for multitasking!

  20. Students would love the larger M7, but the more practical would be the M5 because of the smaller size.

  21. I’d choose the M7, just based on the size of the screen. It’s better for reading for long days as a student

  22. The M7 is a great way to combine entertainment with school work requirements without needing to take up more space in a small dorm or apartment.

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