MSI Optix MAG271R review

MSI Optix MAG271R review

Written by Deepak Bhagat, In Gadgets, Published On
April 15, 2023
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The MSI MAG271R gaming display aims to rule the world of first-person shooters, where speed is everything. While practice and training can help improve your reflexes, it won’t matter if your screen doesn’t update quickly enough or your mouse can’t convey that input fast enough; you’ll still die if the game is too fast (in-game, at least).

Only a few get paid to compete at the highest levels of first-person shooter eSports, but that shouldn’t stop you from wanting the same cutting-edge equipment they use to give you an edge. Even if you’re not a professional racing car driver, there’s no harm in splurging on a better screen if it can help you win more often. Regardless of all that, that kind of talk is typically reserved for the boring old first-generation gaming panels of yesteryear.

MSI Optix MAG271R Specifications

Screen Size27 Inches
USB1x up, 2x down
Power Consumption30W
Audio3.5mm headphone
Weight13.5 pounds
Resolution1920 x 1080 @ 144 Hz
Max Brightness250 nits
Contrast3000:1
Response Time1ms
Dimensions617 x 182.4 x 535.3 mm
USB Port2x USB 2.0

1x USB 2.0 Type B

Panel Size27″ (69cm)
Display Colours16.7M

PROS

  • The colour is stunning.
  • Reasonable pricing
  • 144 Hertz and a Spiral

CONS

  • The resolution drops very sharply, around 27 inches.

Optical Resolutionæ

The MSI Optix MAG271R’s vivid colors and deep blacks come from its VA (Vertical Alignment) panel, which boasts a static contrast ratio of 3,000:1, a peak luminance of 300 nits, and genuine 8-bit color depth with a wider color gamut (118% sRGB, 92% DCI-P3). The 1080p resolution isn’t ideal for a 27-inch screen, as the resulting pixel density of 82 PPI is lower than typical. The result is an acceptable level of pixelation in the image. But it will do just fine for leisure activities like watching movies and playing games.

Price

Now, only one merchant in the United Kingdom is selling them, and they cost a whopping £383. Neither the United States nor Australia now sells the MAG271R. Yet, there is a small solution to this problem. The panel itself is the most crucial part of a display. If the screen quality is poor, it doesn’t matter if the device has RGB or a place to store your headphones. The good news is that the LED panel in this monitor is identical to the one found in the MSI MAG271C (£291, $300, AU$460) and the MSI G27C2 (£246, $252, AU$400).

Construction and Parts

MSI Optix MAG271R

The MSI MAG273R requires only a Phillips-head screwdriver for assembly. A captive bolt fastens the base to the upright, and a hook and two screws keep the panel in place. The 100mm VESA mount comes with extra hardware to use your bracket. HDMI and USB connections, as well as a portable power brick, are provided.

Design

MSI Optix MAG271R

Thin bezels and a matte anti-glare screen covering contribute to the MSI MAG271R’s strong design. The screen’s height is adjustable up to 130mm, can be angled -5°/20°, and may be mounted using a VESA bracket with a 100x100mm pattern. DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 2.0 ports, a headphone jack, and a dual-USB 2.0 hub are some available connections. DisplayPort and HDMI are compatible with AMD free sync’s 60-165Hz VRR range. The monitor’s Mystic Light RGB illumination at the back may be changed to various colors and patterns.

Performance

MSI Optix MAG271R

Let’s discuss the specs, then. The curved display measures 27 inches in diameter and features a VA panel with excellent color accuracy, 178-degree viewing angles, a one millisecond response time, a refresh rate of 144 hertz, and a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels in full HD. It’s not that horrible. The color depth is excellent. However, it may be slightly oversaturated and isn’t as natural as an IPS panel. Because this is primarily a gaming monitor, the increased saturation is welcome and will produce amazing results when necessary.

Conclusion

The MSI MAG271R is an outstanding gaming monitor, boasting crisp and detailed visuals, silky smooth operation, and a wealth of convenient extras. Unfortunately, compared to other available options, its cost is prohibitive. Some consumers, however, may choose to ignore this because of the model’s novelty.

FAQs

What does a laptop cost?

Now, only one merchant in the United Kingdom is selling them, and they cost a whopping £383. Neither the United States nor Australia now sells the MAG271R.

Can you say anything regarding the laptop’s speed?

The curved display measures 27 inches in diameter and features a VA panel with excellent color accuracy, 178-degree viewing angles, a one millisecond response time, a refresh rate of 144 hertz, and a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels in full HD.

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