Last week Friday Samsung sent us a Flip to review.

For those who don’t know what we’re on about – the Flip is a digital whiteboard or blackboard that replaces the paper flip board that has found a home in so many boardrooms.

Having expressly asked Samsung not to assemble the Flip we dove into construction on Monday afternoon.

“It will take us like 10 minutes,” I said having no idea about the task that lay ahead of us.

What’s in the box?

We were sent both the Flip display as well as the Flip stand. The latter is lightweight and simple while the 55inch display is hefty.

Robin-Leigh and myself struggled to get a proper grip on the display and only once Clinton joined the ranks were we able to take the display out of the box.

The instructions included in the Flip are visual with a few numbers and letters used to identify the three different types of screws included in the package.

It’s very simple to understand.

Samsung also includes two different Allen keys to attach one type of screw and tighten another located in the foot of the stand. You will need a Philips screwdriver to attach screws to the display so make note of that.

Setting it up

After some confusion about the orientation of the feet and having to reattach the stand – the longer legs go towards the front in case you’re ever found constructing a Flip – we attached the storage tray and display panel to the stand.

The display attaches to the stand with four screws. Two screws at the top allow you to simply slide the display into the stand while at the back there are two additional screws that firmly attach the display to the stand once it is in position.

At this stage we spotted the input and output connectors and plugged them in. Remember to do this before reattaching the rear cover or you won’t be able to use the easily accessible ports above the tray.

And that’s it.

Simply plug the Flip into a power outlet and you can start using it. You can connect the Flip to your network using a LAN cable or via WiFi which we feel is the better option especially if you have multiple boardrooms and one Flip.

We’re saving our full impressions for the complete review which should be out in the next two weeks.

For now though the Flip is a super simple (if hefty) piece of office kit that we’re quite impressed with but if you are given the option of somebody else setting it up, take the offer with both hands.

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.