With the Samsung S4, the South Korean company launches a new business monitor in Europe, which will cost 309 Euros here at launch. Users will get a 75 Hz panel, AMD FreeSync support and an integrated webcam for it.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, many users have had to switch to the home office, although some have discovered the advantages of working from home. Accordingly, the demand for the hardware needed for this is likely to remain well above the 2019 level even after the pandemic ends.
Samsung is now trying to serve part of this market with its new Samsung S4, which will go on sale in Europe from September for 309 euros. This is a 24-inch monitor that resolves with Full HD and has a refresh rate of 75 Hz. The IPS panel gets up to 250 cd/m2 bright, which means that the display is not suitable for use in direct sunlight. The manufacturer specifies a gray-to-grey response time of 5 ms. AMD’s FreeSync support is also on board.
However, what sets the monitor apart from other models is the integrated pop-out webcam at the display’s upper edge. This saves users the additional purchase of a separate camera, which can cost up to 75 Euros depending on the device (e.g. the Logitech C920). Furthermore, the monitor also supports logging in via Windows Hello, which simplifies the login process considerably. The manufacturer also installs a microphone and speakers, which saves additional equipment.
In summary, the Samsung S4 is a monitor that looks a bit expensive at first glance with its Full HD panel. However, if you include the costs for the webcam, microphone and speakers, the display could be interesting for some users.