The MSI Optix G27C7P is a 27 inch Full HD Display from MSI. It was launched in 2022. It comes with a True 8-bit Curved VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish.
It can achieve a max resolution of 1920 x 1080 with a refresh rate of 165 Hz and pixel density of 81 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next most important feature to look for in a Display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy, which is defined by its color gamut specification.
Speaking of which, this monitor is rated with a DCI P3 color space coverage of 93%. This is equivalent to 126.82% sRGB. The color accuracy on this monitor should be Lifelike! Apart from giving you a truly world-class experience, it will also be useful for professional photographers who are into photo editing or color grading business.
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut spec of a display is the measurement of the range of colors that it can produce.
What this means is, this specification tells the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A monitor with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), the result would be a "washed out" picture quality.
Different manufacturers use different units to specify color gamut. Viz — sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 Adobe RGB and rec.2020.
In case of this Monitor, it is specified in DCI P3.
But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that will help you choosing a Monitor with good color accuracy.
Now, after color gamut, you should look at the static contrast specification as it impacts the picture quality substantially.
Understanding the static contrast ratio of a Display
A display with high enough static contrast ratio will produce deep blacks while a display with low contrast ratio (<1000:1) will produce images that look muddy as shown in below image.
As you imagine, this will affect your experience considerably.
Also, static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a Display with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, so 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 comes with a static contrast ratio of 3000 : 1, well enough to display deep blacks and eye-catching visuals.
Coming to brightness, the peak brightness the MSI Optix G27C7P 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 get a Monitor with lowest input lag and response times.
The input lag on the MSI Optix G27C7P is 5 ms and its minimum response time is 1 ms. As a gamer, you will love this Monitor.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the amount of time at which key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of your Monitor. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
For best of both worlds, get a Display that has an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
Vertically, the Monitor extends upto 16.83 inches (adjustable +5.12") and horizontally 24 inches. Overall it weighs 5.7 KGs including its stand. Without stand, it weighs 4.5 kgs. So plan your desk space accordingly.
Speaking of ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 100 x 100 mm is provided for wall-mounting. It comes with Tiltfeature, but there is no support for Swivel or Pivot.
For display connectivity, MSI has provided two HDMI 2.0 ports and one DisplayPort 1.4 port on this Monitor.
However, USB ports are not provided on this unit.
Speaking of power usage, on average, this monitor uses 35.2W and on standby, it uses 0.31 W.
Both 110V and 220V outlets are supported on this unit.