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Samsung’s ViewFinity S8 monitors are a more affordable option for content creators

Samsung has a new line of value-focused monitors for content creators called the ViewFinity S8, it announced. The 27-inch and 32-inch IPS LCD models offer features like 4K 3840 x 2160 resolution, accurate color, matte finish, and professional factory calibration. Even better, prices seem well below $1,000.

The ViewFinity name promises “pinpoint accuracy and consistency” for designers, artists and professionals, Samsung said. To that end, both models feature 98% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, up to a billion colors (likely using 8-bit+FRC and not true 10-bit panels), Pantone validation for accurate colors and factory calibration. The 32-inch model is certified under VESA’s DisplayHDR 600 category and should therefore be bright enough for some HDR work, while the 27-inch model meets the more limited VESA DisplayHDR 400 category.

They offer height, tilt, and swivel adjustment, as well as easy VESA wall mounting. The IPS panel allows for good brightness even at acute viewing angles, while the matte finish helps reduce glare. That means a monitor cover isn’t necessary, Samsung says, which also makes the ViewFinity S8 lineup more convenient for vertical screen rotation (portrait mode).

The displays also function as all-in-one docking stations for desktop or laptop computers. You can power a phone, tablet, or laptop with up to 90 watts of USB-C power, and also get data transfers and even Ethernet over USB-C. It also supports smart eye care, adaptive picture for optimized quality in any viewing environment, eye saver mode and flicker-free technology.

The ViewFinity S8 models will arrive globally at the end of June, with specific dates depending on the region. Samsung has yet to announce pricing in the United States, but the 32-inch model is priced at 820,000 won in Korea ($634), while the 27-inch model costs 720,000 won ($557).