Digital Flip Chart: Samsung Flip Review

Samsung’s Flip 55-inch display can be described as a digital alternative to conventional whiteboards or flip-charts, and a direct rival to Google’s Jamboard and Microsoft’s Surface Hub. Compared to those of its rivals, the Flip is far more economical and seems to be a standard fit for office meeting rooms — yet how exactly does its functionality and design shape up?

Design

These products arrive in 2 boxes which weighed around 34,9 kg. It takes 2 people to extract and set the screen and stand. However, the process is not complex because the instructions that came with it are very clear.

After you have them assembled, you will see that the screen size is pretty much similar to those traditional whiteboards. The Flip itself can be placed on a movable stand, and yes, you can move it around. The 2 main features that you will experience immediately once you turn it on is its portrait and landscape orientation; you can also change the background to white or blackboard. The entire unit is painted in light gray, with a wall mount kit included in case you want to make the digital flip chart a permanent fixture in a specific room.

The Samsung Flip allows up to 4 individuals to collaborate at the same time, by using a passive stylus or using your fingertips. If it is not being used, the pen can be placed within a pod underneath or on the left of the display (based upon orientation); as you take away the stylus out of the holder, the display screen activates, instantly ready to use. The pod is host to a motion sensor, an NFC pad (for mobile phone connection, an USB 3.0 port including a power button.

You will find even more connectors at the back of it: USB 3.0, HDMI-in and ‘Touch Out’. The Flip also has a couple of built-in stereo audio speakers at the back.

On the whole, Samsung Flip’s design is well thought-out — right down to specifics like the lockable wheels with a height-adjustable stand.

Features

The Flip is a 55-inch touch-screen
Resolution: 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels)
Viewing angles: 178-degree (vertical and horizontal)
Pixel response time: 8 ms

The stylus is made of wood with a thick end for highlighting and a thin tip for writing. It is easy to change the color of the pen or highlighter with just a long press of the associated part of the stylus pen over the screen, but you’ve got to go to the settings dialogue in order to change the pen’s thickness. Erasing is not hard: just wipe the display with your palm, as you would usually do on a traditional whiteboard. There is no support for pressure-sensitive inking, which means this is probably not the perfect choice for a whole lot more creative use instances. You don’t need a battery for a stylus pen.

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Content that you made will be saved in documents known as Rolls, and this can be as many as twenty pages long and can even be PASSWORD-protected when required. USER INTERFACE is easy, with Export And Import buttons near the top of the workspace and control keys for managing rolls.
In addition to writing onscreen, you are able to get connected to different external devices and sources to gain access to content material for your presentation or meeting. Simply press the Import button near the top of the display, and options show up for Usb, Mobile, Laptop and Network Drive.

You Can Use Smart View To Bring Up A Samsung Smartphone Onto The Flip Display, which in turn allows you to control the smartphone directly from the screen. If you want to connect your PC or laptop to Flip, simply use the HDMI. Wireless connections are also available via WiFi Display on Windows 10 and 8.1. As an alternative, you’re able to import content material from a hard drive or USB stick, or coming from a network drive. When Required You Can Lock Access To Network Drives And Usb From The Os’s Settings. You can export your content in Pdf via email, printer, usb stick/drive or network drive.

Conclusions

The goal of Samsung Flip is to come up with a straightforward and easy-to-use collaboration digital flipchart. With all this, as well as affordable pricing, its primary target audience is most likely enterprise sectors and small/medium-sized businesses, with common use cases in applications, advertising and product development.