The MSI Optix G271CQR is a 27 inch Quad HD Display from MSI. It was launched in 2022. It comes with a 10-bit Curved VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish. It can display a max resolution of 2560 x 1440 @ 165 Hz with a pixel density of 109 ppi.
Now, the very next spec of a Display that impacts picture quality is Color Gamut.
This Monitor is rated with a DCI P3 gamut coverage of 85%. FYI, this is equivalent to 115.91% sRGB. The color quality on this monitor will be Lifelike! Thus, this display will also be useful for professionals who are interested in photo editing and color grading business.
Understanding Color Gamut
Color gamut spec of a display is a measure of the range of colors that the monitor can show.
A display with poor color accuracy will produce undersaturated colors that will spoil the immersion.
It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 etc. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
For example, the color gamut of this Monitor is specified using DCI P3.
But you don't need to worry about that, below is a chart that you can use to choose a Monitor with good color accuracy.
Other than color accuracy, the static contrast specification of a Monitor holds almost equal role in picture quality.
Understanding the static contrast specification
Static contrast ratio of a Display corresponds to its Black levels. A Display with low static contrast ratio (<1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Apart from this, such monitors are likely to suffer from backlight bleeds such as this:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Clearly this will impact your experience, especially in a dark room.
Other than black levels, a Display with high constrast ratio lets you to see more details. So, resolution and static contrast ratio go hand in hand in a sense.
If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD Display with high contrast ratio over a 4K Display with low contrast ratio.
This display features a static contrast ratio of 3000 : 1, enough to display deep blacks and eye-catching visuals.
As for brightness, the peak luminance the Display can produce is 250 nits. The backlight of this Monitor is powered by W-LED technology.
If you need a display primarily for gaming, make sure to take 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. As a gamer, you will love this Monitor.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the latency at which key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of the screen. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
For best of both worlds, look for a Monitor that comes with an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Now, coming to ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 100 x 100 mm is provided for wall-mounting. The display supports Swivel and Tilt, however there is no support for Pivot on this Monitor.
The width of this Display is 23.87 inches while its height is 17.26 inches ( adjustable upto 3.54 inches ).
In total this monitor weighs around 5.65 kgs including stand. Without stand, it weighs 4.45 kgs. So plan your desk space accordingly.
For display connectivity, MSI has provided two HDMI 2.0 (b; CEC) ports and one DisplayPort 1.2 (a) port on this monitor.
However, USB ports are not available on this unit.
Now, coming to power consumption, on average, the MSI Optix G271CQR consumes 31.39 watts. On standby, it uses 0.5 watts.
Both 110V and 220V lines are supported on this unit.