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Samsung’s Smart Monitor ties into Wireless DeX. Credit: Samsung.

Samsung is launching its Smart Monitor, which has built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and integration with its Wireless DeX as well as Smart TV capabilities.

For Samsung’s DeX platform, which enables its Galaxy S20 and Note 20 lineup to double as a work PC, the Smart Monitor could be a help to more mainstream adoption. When Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 20 in August, monitors were expected to play a role in the continuum between work and life

The Smart Monitor comes in two models with the M5 Full-HD in 27- and 32-inches and the M7 Ultra HD at 32-inches. The Samsung Smart Monitor M5 27″ is $229.99 with the 32″ at $279.99. The M7 32″ is $399.99.

What’s notable about Samsung’s Smart Monitor is that it is going for a do-it-all approach with the ability to toggle between work, entertainment and education roles.

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Key items:

  • The built-in Wi-Fi in the Smart Monitor means Office 365 applications can be accessed directly without a PC or laptop.
  • Smart Monitor features Remote Access and is compatible with AirPlay2 for sharing content with AirPlay enabled devices.
  • Wireless DeX capability will enable multitasking between the Smart Monitor and Galaxy device.
  • Smart Monitor has USB-C, USB and Bluetooth 4.2 ports and voice controls for Bixby 2.0, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
  • The monitor has a set of streaming apps including Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, AppleTV, Amazon Prime, Hulu and YouTube.
  • Smart Monitor uses Samsung’s Tizen operating system.
  • Built-in 5W speaker.

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