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Samsung releases two more smart TV, PC hybrids
The new 24- and 43-inch Smart Monitors will run Microsoft 365 and support Bixby, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice assistants. Pricing for Smart Monitors starts at $200.
Samsung has added one larger and one smaller model to its Smart Monitor portfolio. The hybrid devices can operate as a TV and perform standard PC functions.
Samsung released on Monday a 43-inch ultra-high-definition (UHD) 3,840 by 2,160 pixel display and a 24-inch full high-definition (FHD) 1,920 by 1,080 pixel display. They can run cloud-based productivity applications like Microsoft 365 and serve as smart TVs to watch Netflix, HBO and YouTube. Both operate like a PC with a keyboard and mouse.
Samsung introduced the Smart Monitor series late last year, starting with 27-inch FHD and 32-inch UHD models.
The 43-inch and 24-inch Smart Monitors have built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Wireless DeX. The DeX technology enables a person to use a smartphone as a thin client to run more cloud apps on the monitor.
Samsung also upgraded the Smart Monitor software to add Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa support. The product had supported only the Bixby voice assistant.
Pricing for Smart Monitors starts at $200. The company rereleased its 27- and 32-inch models in white, in addition to the standard black.
Maxim Tamarov is a news writer covering mobile and end-user computing. He previously wrote for The Daily News in Jacksonville, N.C., and the Sun Transcript in Winthrop, Mass. He graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in journalism. He can be found on Twitter at @MaximTamarov.