We are very excited to get our hands on a really cool Samsung Space Monitor which was designed specifically for digital artists, graphic designers and illustrators to enhance productivity and reduce space on their workstation!

See our latest video below as Martin shares his thoughts on the space saving aspect of the screen monitor and compare it to other traditional screens!

Product Specification!

The Space Monitor is available in two sizes: 27 and 32 inches. For this test we will be using  the larger screen.
 Main difference between the two versions apart from their size is the highest supported resolution.

The 27 inch screen supports QHD(2560x1440) at 144Hz refresh rate, while the 32 inch screen goes up to UHD(3840x2160) at 60Hz. For the maximum refresh rate your graphics card will need to support HDMI 2.0.

The HDMI cable included in the box is naturally 2.0 compatible.

Our favourite and the most unique feature of the screen is without a doubt the clamp type stand and the powerful hinge built into it. The installation is very simple and straight-forward!

Another feature which stand out is the concealed cables and the way the HDMI and power cables are joint together to further emphasise the simplistic aesthetics of the screen!

And finally the clamp can be adjusted to fit up to 3.5 inch or 9 cm table thickness, which should be compatible with most desk types, but it is important to check the back of your desk before purchasing the screen as you could encounter difficulties fixing it!

Once everything is in place you can really admire the main selling point of the Space Monitor, which is its space saving aspect. The panel is very slim and it’s almost completely bezel-less on the top, left and right, which makes the screen looks really stylish!

The Advantages 

The Samsung screen gives you a lot of desk-space thanks to unique stand design.

As Designers we have a tendency to surround ourselves with additional screens, tablets, books, notepads so we really appreciate the extra space when the screen pushed all the way back. It is useful that the laptop and keyboard can fit under the screen if you decide to move it closer.

The quality of the screen and its colours are really great. It has a 100% sRGB coverage and it offers the standard settings for adjustments. 

Naturally if you are using it for working on photographs, illustration or graphic design, it is highly recommended to calibrate it and some users would probably prefer an even higher colour gamut that covers 100% Adobe RGB.

The Disadvantages

The biggest drawback of the stand is the restriction in movements compared to a traditional screen. The older Eizo screen for instance has horizontal tilt, height adjustment without forced distance change and also rotation to support portrait format! These are all missing from the Space Monitor!

For us the main downside in our  opinion is the lack of additional movements like rotation and horizontal tilt and the restriction on certain desk types due to the clamp design!

We also highly recommend to double check your current desk and its surroundings before you buy to avoid disappointment.

To conclude we feel like Samsung did a great job innovating and coming up with a fresh and unique stand design that can really make  a difference in terms of free desk space.

The almost bezel-less design, thin panel and hidden cables make this a very stylish and decorative monitor. It’s light but also feels sturdy and its push and pull height-adjustment is unique and useful.

If you enjoyed reading this post, you may want to check out more product reviews from us here and here!

We hope you found Martin's review useful, have you tried this product? if so we would love to hear your feedback. If there are any other products you would like us to review then please leave your comments below!


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About the author 

Shumi Perhiniak

Shumi is a self-taught graphic designer, in 2012 she took one-year sabbatical career break, where she devoted her time studying Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. In just after 6 months she started freelancing and within a year become a Certified Photoshop Expert. Over the years she worked both in-house and in agency roles as a retoucher, artworker and moved on from junior to senior design roles.

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