LG Set To Release New Cheap, Smart Monitors That Take On Samsung
LG are challenging Samsung’s smart monitor range, which includes TV viewing capability, and are set to launch a new line of inexpensive, smart monitors complete with built in webOS 23, allowing multiple apps to be downloaded.
Samsung was first in launching a smart monitor back in 2020, in which the models ran their Tizen operating system. LG then followed in 2022 with its webOS based smart monitors.
Now, the company will add two cheap models to the lineup, the 32-inch 32SR53FS and the 27-inch 27SR50F.
Neither have set any new standards, and instead are basic, low-contrast, IPS LCD displays with Full HD resolution, and two built in 5W speakers.
They are powered by webOS 23 instead of webOS 22, which provides a redesigned interface, and apps including Apple TV, Netflix, and Disney+. Both monitors will have Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.
Smart monitors are designed for graphics and video editing, rather than professional use, and are also not optimized for gaming.
They are, however, PC monitors that can double as small TV screens with streaming capabilities. Apps such as Microsoft 365 allow for certain tasks without the need for a PC.
LG’s 32-inch 32SR53FS and 27-inch 27SR50F will be available in the US soon, with no date yet released. It’s expected availability will be provided for other nations soon.
Pricing for the 32SR53FS model is $200 USD and, for the 27SR50F model is $230 USD. It’s believed pricing for other nations including Australia will be revealed along with availability.