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MSI Optix MAG27CQ 27"

MSI Optix MAG27CQ 27"
alaScore 94

16 reviews

Jan, 2022

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of MSI Optix MAG27CQ 27". The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI Optix MAG27CQ 27" is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

MSI Optix MPG27CQ

 

With its high refresh rate and quick pixel response, the MSI Optix MPG27CQ is a good choice for high-performance gaming, but it lacks HDR and was only so-so in our video testing.

144Hz native refresh rate over either DisplayPort or HDMI connection. Support for AMD FreeSync. Good pixel response. Nifty RGB lighting.

Lacks support for HDR. Ho-hum video-playback performance.

Bottom Line: With its high refresh rate and quick pixel response, the MSI Optix MPG27CQ is a good choice for high-performance esports gaming, but it lacks HDR and was only so-so in our video testing.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Adam Babcock (rtings.com)

MSI Optix MPG27CQ Review

 

The MSI Optix MPG27CQ is a decent 27", 1440p monitor with deep blacks and excellent gaming features. It has outstanding low input lag, an excellent response time...

Great gaming features, including low input lag and FreeSync support.;Great design and an excellent RGB lighting system.

Image degrades when viewed at an angle.;Disappointing accuracy out of the box.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Brian Westover (tomsguide.com)

MSI Optix MPG27CQ Curved Monitor Review: Cool RGB Lighting, Enticing Price

 

The MSI Optix MPG27CQ is a decent gaming monitor, thanks to its curved display panel and solid collection of gaming-oriented features. With a 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync capability, it offers smooth, tear-free gameplay that will work with even...

Customizable RGB lighting ; Highly adjustable stand ; Curved design enhances immersion and visibility ; Strong overall performance

No HDR support ; Audio pass-thru only, Lighting customization is limited

The MSI Optix MPG27CQ delivers all sorts of gaming-oriented capability, from a wide color gamut and fast response times to AMD FreeSync support and fancy lighting that's more than just eye candy.

May, 2019

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

MSI Optix MPG27CQ review: A gaming monitor with RGB lights that serve a purpose

 

The first monitor to use SteelSeries' GameSense tech has a responsive 144Hz 1440p panel and excellent image quality

144Hz refresh rate at 1440p ; Ideal for competitive and casual gamers ; Punchy colours

GameSense doesn’t support all games ; Too dim when 'Fastest' response time setting enabled

Despite the MSI representing the best use of RGB I’ve seen on a monitor, then, it’s still not something that would persuade me to choose it over its rivals.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Pickavance (techadvisor.co.uk)

MSI Optix MAG27CQ

 

With a relatively small selection of screens, MSI aimed to make the Optix MAG27CQ something special, and succeeded. A high refresh rate, 1800R curved panel and 1440p resolution make this panel idea for those that like a smooth and colourful experience...

Expert review by : Christian Eberle (tomshardware.co.uk)

MSI Optix MPG27CQ Gaming Monitor Review: Color Curves, Calibration Conundrums

 

In our coverage of the latest high dynamic range (HDR) monitors, we've talked a lot about extended color and its impact on both gaming and other kinds of entertainment. It's not enough to offer 3,840 x 2,160 resolution and HDR. You need a color gamut...

Vivid color and contrast ; Good gaming performance ; Backlight strobe option up to 144Hz ; Good build quality

No sRGB gamut option ; Calibration yields zero benefits ; Lighting software has limited support ; Brightness is fixed in Anti Motion Blur mode

The MSI MPG27CQ is a competent gaming monitor with excellent video processing and contrast, FreeSync and a 144Hz refresh rate. Its out-of-box color is good enough without calibration, but software support for the RGB lighting is limited.

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

MSI Optix MPG27CQ

 

I had been using a pretty average Samsung 24" TN screen for years, but was able to take advantage of one of MSI's sales recently which allowed me a purchase this beautiful 27" MPG27CQ by MSI.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

One cool monitor

 

At first ithought will so i decided to look up videos on it first then read other reviews, then i just decided i will get it, and i am glad i did it is all you want in a monitor, 1440p, clear and bright colors, i have a rtx 2070 and yes i can conferm G...

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Fantastic monitor loaded with features

 

I bought this to upgrade from a 1080p AOC 144hz monitor, really impressed with the picture clarity and colours on it after changing a few settings. Loaded with extra features, and added bonus of being a monitor that supports G-sync with the recent...

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (ao.com)

Great curved monitor

 

"The colour range and sharp text on this monitor is great. I read a few reviews and saw that it does take a little setting up but I found plenty of guides online on how to set it up correctly. Love the little pop out arm on the side to hold my headset...

Apr, 2019

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