|Standing screen display size||27|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
MSI G271, 27" Gaming Monitor, 1920 x 1080 (FHD), IPS, 1ms, 144Hz, FreeSync, HDMI, Displayport, Tilt
|Display Resolution Maximum||1920 x 1080|
|Special Feature||Height Adjustment|
|Refresh Rate||144 Hz|
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- ESports gaming monitor - Tailored for professional eSports tournament
- 1ms response time - Eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates
- AMD FreeSync – prevent screen tearing
- 178° wide view angle
- Gaming OSD App - Create the ultimate viewing settings for your game
MSI G271, 27" Gaming Monitor, 1920 x 1080 (FHD), IPS, 1ms, 144Hz, FreeSync, HDMI, Displayport, Tilt,
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MSI 27” FHD (1920 x 1080) Non-Glare with Super Narrow Bezel 144Hz 1ms 16:9 HDMI/DP AMD Radeon FreeSync IPS Gaming Monitor (OPTIX G271), Black
- IPS Panel – Optimize screen colors and brightness to enhance your viewing experience.
- FHD High Resolution – Game titles will even look better, displaying more details due to the FHD resolution. 144Hz Refresh Rate – Real smooth gaming.
- 1ms Response Time – Eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates.
- Wide Color Gamut – Game colors and details will look more realistic and refined, pushing game immersion to its limits. AMD FreeSync Technology - Tear free.
- Night Vision – Smart black tuner to brighten your day by bringing out the fine details in dark areas. Frameless design – Enjoy the ultimate gaming experience with super narrow bezels.
- Anti-Flicker and Less Blue Light - Game even longer and prevent eye strain and fatigue.
- 178° Wide Viewing Angle – Colors and details will stay sharp at more angles with a 178° wide viewing angle.
Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2019
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The monitor can support DP and HDMI, I believe. This is good since most graphics cards come with one or the other, so this monitor should be compatible with pretty much any system.
Something I found interesting was that, if you look really closely, the outer edges of the screen seem to curve away from the user. It's not noticeable unless you're really looking at it up close, but it's there. It doesn't affect picture quality at all, and you shouldn't think you monitor came damaged if you notice this. It's simply how it's built.
By geisler on November 27, 2022
Before anything, if you have not checked it out already and are still deciding, check out pcpartpicker.com. It's great for comparing products.
I also recommend isthisretina.com to help you decide screen size, resolution, and viewing distance.
Now, what makes this the best bang for your buck at the time of this review? Especially when you consider the AOC CQ32G1 with its additional year of warranty.
1. Convenient OSD. It allows you to adjust screen settings with your mouse using software. Adjust brightness and contrast on the fly, easily switch to Reader mode to protect your eyes, or have the monitor display the refresh rate while gaming. It's really one of those quality of life features that helps you get the most out of your monitor. You can even download an app on your mobile device to switch between profiles or to power it on/off.
2. It looks professional. I'm not big on red accents or cheap plastic. This monitor is sturdy.
3. USB ports. They aren't 3.0 and aren't exactly convenient being on the rear of the panel, but they reduce latency if you use them for your mouse and keyboard receivers and your case is under your desk.
4. Color gamut. 122% sRGB and 92% DCI-P3 coverage. The aforementioned AOC CQ32G1 has similar specs, but other cheaper models may not. Coming from an IPS, the colors seem comparable. The matte finish is actually preferable for me since reflections were a major issue with my Dell.
5. Samsung panel. MSI uses Samsung displays with this model. Samsung is one of the leading manufacturers of quality LED displays and masters of quality control, so it's definitely a plus.
6. Curve. Better than flat displays at this size unless you're using it as a TV I suppose. It really draws you in.
As for the display in general, my initial reaction was it's big. You'll need to sit 37 inches away for it to become retina, which is the point at which the average person can no longer discern pixels. At least according to the late Steve Jobs.
One of the first things I did was go to Netflix and figured out I need the Microsoft Edge browser to stream above 720p. Hold Ctrl+shift+alt+D to see your resolution while in Netflix if you're curious. I'll definitely be watching more videos now.
I'm just nitpicking, but the blue power light on the bottom right is bright if you look at it from the same height. It just happens to match my bed level, so usually either position something in front of it or turn the monitor off before bed.
My other complaint is that the stand's weight is distributed to the front of the two legs and the rear of the stand, so that you may not be able to push it as far back as you'd like without having it tilt off the desk and lean against the wall. Minor since you can still tilt the screen to remain level. This design also means you'll need a larger monitor riser.
G-Sync works great. No dead pixels. Great refresh. Great brightness. Great contrast. The only missing feature is HDR due to it not having the required brightness, but it really isn't worth the extra money considering gaming issues associated with it. All in all, it's phenomenal.
Lastly, for comparison, one of the best 27" monitors, the LG 27GL83A-B, goes for a similar price, but features a groundbreaking 1ms IPS. If size isn't as important, that may be preferable.
After a few weeks of casual use, I realized ghosting is a real issue with Nvidia cards unless you enable G-SYNC. Once enabled, it disappeared.
Firstly, this is my first monitor upgrade in nearly ten years since I purchased dual Dell 22" P2211ht monitors-- and it's astounding to see first hand, not just on YouTube reviews, just how far diplays have come in that time even on the low end of spectrum. The wow factor here is 10/10.
34" of screen space is much more impressive when it is on your desk. I have a sizeable desk, and I'm now looking at side tables to put my full tower PC on. At the same time though, not having to swing my 22" forward on the vesa arm it was mounted on is saving valuable real estate and now it's not as cramped feeling when I have my hotas or wheel out for sim racing/flight sims.
I was concerned about the curvature coming from a flat panel but it's actually very nice, feels natural and took less than an hour for it to feel like the new normal. Zero dead pixels on the display from what I can tell, no manufacturing defects-- a big relief after seeing some other reviews complain of those things.
Ghosting/smearing is not really noticeable but is present. I got used to it pretty quickly and it doesn't bother me. Once I'm in game I don't notice it. I don't notice any blacklight bleed but I don't play in pitch darkness, either.
The color needed some adjusting. The OSD is functional and I had no issues adjusting contrast and brightness to tone down the oversaturation that was present out of the box. It does seem a bit washed out but still looks nice. I don't have a real need for HDR so I can't comment on that yet. The display is plenty bright, brighter than my old monitors.
USB ports would be nice but this isn't a dealbreaker, my PC has plenty for my needs. Wish the RGB worked with mystic light or was at least adjustable since I don't really care for rainbow RGB.
As far as build quality, it doesn't seem terrible but isn't premium. The stand is sturdy and while the plastic gives off flimsy vibes I was adjusting tilt and height just fine without anything other than plastic-y creaks and pops that seem slightly more pronounced than my previous Dells.
I have a GTX 1070 (thanks, cryptominers!) so not too many games I play can make full use of the refresh rate but the ones that I could push there felt great. Very fluid and smooth.
All in all, first impressions are very positive. A pretty big leap in technology for myself and I feel the price is fair. I can easily recommend it at the sub $500 price point and have zero regrets so far.
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Deberían poner eso en las especificaciones
TLDR: The $1200+ IPS Ultrawide 144hz monitors do have their advantages, but at less half the price, I can't complain about this one.
Reviewed in Mexico 🇲🇽 on November 16, 2021
- La imagen es buena, aunque en ciertos juegos se notan los pixeles, ya que estás más cerca del monitor.
- Es más fluida, la diferencia es inmediata, los juegos se sienten mejor a altos fps, no solo a 60.
- Los colores son buenos, pero podrían ser mejores. 8/10
En la configuración recomiendo usar el ResponseTime/Tiempo de respuesta en el más rapido para reducir el ghosting, incluso así, se puede ver en ciertos juegos, supongo que es inevitable en monitores de alta tasa de refresco, no era tan notorio en las TV's.
- 1920x1080, 144 HZ, GameMode: User, FreeSync Premium: ON, DisplayPort
- Night Vision: apagado
- ResponseTime: el más rápido
- Anti Motion Blur: apagado
Todo desactivado en el apartado de Professional
- Brillo: 50
- Contraste: 60
- Sharpness/Nitidez: 0
- Temperatura de color: Normal
- Eco Mode: apagado
- Excellent picture quality, the colours look similar to my IPS panel after some calibration
- 144hz & 1ms
- 10 bit colour with wide colour gamut
- 1500R Curve is the best middle ground (tried 1000R & it was too aggressive & 1800R didn’t seem curved enough)
- not officially listed but it works with gsync with no frame drops
- don’t notice any ghosting
- bezel-less design
- acceptable brightness
- PBP/PIP function
- VESA mountable
- 1440p is crisp
- No usb upstream ports
- No speakers
- Doesn’t work with MSI OSD
- Have to screw on the stand with a screwdriver while other monitors come with a simple tab you can twist to screw it on
- the stand takes up a lot of space (better to mount it)
- No joystick control - still using the old school buttons
Overall this is a great monitor with excellent features for it’s price. A few months ago it was hard to find a decent monitor in this price range with these specs. It’s at a similar price point as the MAG342CQRV but this one has better specs, higher refresh rate (144hz vs 100hz), better colour (10bit vs 8bit), higher brightness.