- Smart TV features are now available on computer monitors thanks to new technologies.
- The new Samsung M8 monitor comes with built-in apps and a detachable webcam.
- Some new monitors are attempting to provide virtual reality without the use of a hefty VR headset.
Thanks to a growing wave of innovation bringing smart features to your desktop, your next monitor might be more than just a display for content.
Samsung’s new M8 monitor aspires to be your smart TV and USB webcam replacement. The webcam on the 32-inch 4K smart monitor may be removed, and there are built-in apps. Apple’s Studio Display, which was newly released, includes an advanced camera with Center Stage, a machine learning technology that adjusts the front-facing camera when using video apps.
In an email interview with Lifewire, Stefan Engel, vice president and general manager of Lenovo’s Visuals Business, said, “Users are looking for technology that meets their new hybrid work, education, and personal lives, including smarter Wi-Fi to help improve connectivity, high-definition cameras to improve video calls, and better security/privacy and device manageability.” “New monitor tech monitors in meeting the growing need for them to bring everyone together.”
Displays With More Intelligence
At first appearance, Samsung’s new M8 monitor appears to be more of a lifestyle accessory than a computer display. Warm White, Sunset Pink, Daylight Blue, and Spring Green are four new hues that are slender and sculpted.
The M8’s tech also sets it apart from the competition. It may be used without a computer by connecting to a variety of IT devices via the updated Smart Hub. The Workspace User Interface allows users to connect wirelessly to a Windows or Mac PC and employ a variety of beneficial features such as Samsung DeX, Apple AirPlay 2, Microsoft 365 cloud service, and content mirroring from a smartphone to the M8.
Another unique feature is the magnetic and detachable SlimFit Cam, which can be attached to the monitor while keeping your desk tidy and free of cords. Face Tracking and Auto Zoom are also included in the SlimFit Cam, which quickly features a person’s face on screen and automatically focuses on the subject. It can track and record a single speaker, making it a useful tool for remote presentations or live broadcasting.
The assistant, which has a high-sensitivity microphone, uses voice commands to manage gadgets like Bixby and Amazon Alexa. When Bixby (Samsung’s voice assistant) is engaged, the microphone uses an Always On Voice feature, which displays conversation information on-screen even if the monitor screen is switched off.
In a press release, Mark Quiroz, VP of Marketing at Samsung Electronics America, said, “The M8 series is designed to satisfy the need of today’s consumers now that the home has become the centre of life, including work and recreation.” “Our goal is to eliminate the need for individuals to pick between different types of technology products. They can truly do it all on one screen with our new Smart Monitor, which comes equipped with all of the tools and features needed to easily move between work, entertainment, and learning.”
Virtual Reality is displayed on 3D monitors.
Some new monitors are attempting to provide virtual reality without the use of a hefty VR headset. The Brelyon Ultra Reality monitor, for example, displays virtual images with additional depth. With a 101-degree field of view, the monitor displays an image that appears to float 5 feet away ” Brelyon is developing a new type of immersive display that will bring gaming, e-sports, metaverse experiences, and more to the desktop “Brelyon’s founder and CEO, Barmak Heshmat, said in a press release. “Controlling monocular depth has long been a missing ingredient for AR/VR and 3D TVs—this is because most current 3D displays mimic depth using clunky stereoscopic headsets or glasses that fool your eyes into thinking they’re looking at a 3D image.”
Rollable “pop-up” monitors with design benefits for various sorts of workstations are expected to develop in the future, according to Engel.
“Because the’return to office’ can take many forms, the emergence of office trends like ‘hot desking’ reflects worker mobility and changes in how office spaces are designed and used,” Engel continued. “Rollable monitors will be an element of the future office, with users pulling the display out as needed and rolling it back into storage when not in use.”