The MSI Optix G271C is a 27 inch Full HD Display from MSI. It was launched in 2022. It features a True 8-bit Curved VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish.
The maximum resolution it can achieve is 1920 x 1080 @ 165 Hz with a pixel density of 81 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important specification of a Display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy, which is defined by its color gamut specification.
This Monitor features 90% DCI P3 color gamut coverage — equivalent to 122.73% sRGB. The color quality on this monitor will be Lifelike! Apart from giving you a truly world-class experience, this display will also be useful for professional photographers who are interested in photo editing and color grading business.
Understanding Color Gamut
Color gamut specification of a display indicates the range of colors that the display can display.
A panel with poor color accuracy will produce washed out colors that will spoil your immersive experience.
Different manufacturers use different measurement standards to specify color gamut. Viz — sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 etc.
As for this Monitor it is specified in DCI P3.
But you don't need to worry about that, below is a chart that will help you choosing a Monitor with good color accuracy.
Next in the list that will impact your experience is Static Contrast.
The importance of static contrast ratio
A Display with low static contrast ratio will not produce deep enough blacks and possibly can bleed backlight as shown in the below image:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
The static contrast ratio of above Display is 800:1. So make sure you get a Display with a static contrast of >= 1000:1. Ofcourse, More the better.
Like resolution, the static contrast ratio is also equally responsible for details. To put it into perspective, a Display with low contrast ratio will produce less shades of colors, thus lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD Display with high contrast ratio over a 4K Display with low contrast ratio.
This monitor is rated with a static contrast ratio of 3000 : 1, good enough to achieve deep blacks and eye-catching visuals.
Coming to brightness of this Display, it can go as bright as 300 nits. The backlight of this Monitor is powered by W-LED technology.
Now if you are going to use this display primarily for gaming, you should get a Monitor with lowest input lag and response times.
The input lag on this Monitor is 5 ms and its minimum response time is 1 ms. Its the best you can get for gaming.
Understanding Input lag and response time
This lag is the amount of time at which key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of the Monitor. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
Although for better experience, look for a Monitor that comes with an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Coming to ergonomics — If you plan to wall mount the Monitor, you can make use of 100 x 100 mm VESA mount (to be purchased separately). It comes with Tiltfeature, but there is no support for Swivel or Pivot.
The width of this Display is 23.88 inches while its height is 18.98 inches. Overall this monitor weighs approximately 5.6 Kgs (including stand). Without stand, it weighs 4.4 kgs. So plan your desk space accordingly.
For display connectivity, there are two HDMI 2.0 (b; CEC) ports and one DisplayPort 1.2 (a) port on this monitor.
No USB ports are available on this unit.
Speaking of power usage, on average, the MSI Optix G271C uses 76.8 Watts and on standby, it uses 0.5 Watts.
For powering this monitor, you'll need either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.