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Samsung S32A700 and S32A800 32 inch 4K VA models

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The 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) resolution provides a pixel-dense experience that can enrich both work and play. The ~32″ screen size is often considered something of a sweet spot for this resolution, allowing a relatively low level of scaling to be used whilst still providing a strong pixel density. And providing a strong level of immersion at the same time. The Samsung S32A700 and S32A800 (LS32A700 and S32A800 with additional regional suffixes) deliver such an experience. The monitors adopt a smart home-office aesthetic, with textured dark matte plastic bottom bezel and low-profile matte finish stand base. The top and side bezels are dual-stage, encompassing a slim hard plastic outer component alongside an inner panel border that’s flush with the rest of the screen. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by buttons which face downwards beneath the central Samsung logo. An ‘Eco Light Sensor’ feature is included, allowing the monitor to adjust its brightness according to room lighting.

Smart home-office aesthetic

The monitors use a 32″ 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) VA panel. Based on the specifications, likely a Samsung SVA part. This includes a light matte anti-glare finish, 2500:1 static contrast ratio plus 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles. 10-bit colour is supported, alongside a 60Hz refresh rate. A flicker-free WLED backlight is employed, with a 300 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and ~sRGB colour space coverage. For a more relaxing viewing experience, Low Blue Light (LBL) settings including ‘Eye Saver Mode’ are included. The monitors respond to HDR10 content, a very basic level of HDR support. The monitors lack an appropriate colour gamut, brightness or backlight dimming capability for a true HDR experience, but can still make use of 10-bit colour processing under HDR. A 5ms grey to grey response time is specified, which as usual you shouldn’t put much weight on. The included stand is tilt-only on the ‘700’ model and fully adjustable on the ‘800’ model. In both cases 100 x 100mm VESA holes are included at the rear for alternative mounting. Most ports face downwards and include; AC power input (internal power converter), HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2a+ (HDR feature set). A 3.5mm headphone jack faces backwards alongside a service port, above and to the right of the main port area. The ‘800’ model includes 3 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port – plus upstream.

VESA holes at the rear ('700' model shown)

Further details for the ‘700’ and ‘800’ can be found on the manufacturer’s website. Details on price and availability still to come.

Samsung S32A700