Samsung's gorgeous new Smart Monitor M8 could be a great Mac option

Samsung Smart Monitor M
Samsung Smart Monitor M (Image credit: Samsung)

What you need to know

  • Samsung has announced three new monitors during CES 2022.
  • One monitor could be a great option for Mac users.
  • At 32 inches and sporting a UHD panel, the Smart Monitor M8 doesn't yet have a price or release date.

Now that CES 2022 is underway companies are getting their new product announcements out the door nice and early. Samsung is one example, with three new monitors being announced — one of which will be of particular interest to Mac users. And not just because it looks a bit like an iMac and Pro Display XDR.

Announced via press release, the new Samsung Smart Monitor M8 comes in a rather fetching shade of white and even has a remote control. Coming in at 32 inches, it's arguably the perfect size although Samsung doesn't seem to be announcing exactly what resolution we can expect out of it — beyond saying it's a UHD panel. We do know that it supports 1.07 billion colors at 400nit brightness, though.

With an ultra-slim thickness of 11.4mm, which is about three-quarters thinner than the previous model, the 2022 Smart Monitor M8 32" (Model Name: M80B) provides space efficiency. Especially for those who value style, it features a sophisticated flat-back design with enhanced usability and comes in a new warm white color that fits perfectly everywhere. The brilliant UHD panel provides 99% sRGB color gamut while supporting 1.07 billion colors at 400nit brightness, showing every video, document or photo with true-to-life accuracy.

The good news keeps coming with a USB-C connector enabling 65W charging, while a fancy magnetic camera is included in the box — perfect for those FaceTime calls! That alone could make this one of the best Mac displays we've seen, but we'll need to see reviews to be sure.

Samsung hasn't yet said when the new display will go on sale or how much it will cost, however. Two things that are mighty important, especially amid rumors that Apple has its own Pro Display XDR-lite in the works for 2022.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.