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Expensive, but worth it
I've had the monitor for almost a month now and I am impressed with the quality and features it offers. The Gaming OSD is a strong point, providing all of the adjustments you require and expect from some of the high end gaming monitors. It was expensive and I could have gotten other similar models for a lower price, but I am happy with my purchase - I put the extra cost down to the features the competition didn't seem to offer; RGB lighting, a well thought-out OSD management and convenience of a place to hang headphones. The screen is exception...ally bright, helping with use in bright rooms. The display shows vibrant colours and a seem-less response time. The only thing I would change is where the RGB lights reflect, the seem to aim down behind the monitor so if your monitor is against a wall, the RGB lights go behind the desk wall gap instead of directly against the wall behind the monitor.
Purchased in August 2020 at Officeworks Online store for $649.00.
Amazing Build Quality
MSI never disappoints me, had many previous experiences with the brand and has always been good! This monitor has a unique frameless design and the rendering looks stunning! Overall this monitor is easily one of the best I've used over the years both for gaming and work!
Purchased in June 2020 at Scorptec (Scorpion Technology) Online store for $429.00.
Great for Gamers Like Me
I am a big gamer so I was very excited when I saw this on Amazon and I was blown away by the refresh rate. 144 hz is a dream come true for me because I am used to very slow refresh rates, the quality of the monitor is great and the stand was an easy put together. The only bad thing was the software, adjusting the colours is a pain but I got there in the end.
Purchased at Amazon for $599.00.
Amazing graphics, Brilliant colours, love this monitor!
This monitor was a bit above my budget but with the whole of Australia working from home during lockdown, I grabbed it as stock was running out quickly. I’m now happy I paid the extra money as I use it for 3D CAD work and it’s really very good. No lag or delays when orbiting rendered models and the colours are brilliant. It looks really nice and stylish if appearance is important and the curved screen tops off the viewing experience.
It’s WQHD 2560x1440, seems to have better graphics than my Viera TV. It has a 27 inch, frameless design with a h...
Purchased in March 2020 at Centrecom for $598.00.
amazing monitor for all around gaming, the 1440p res and 27 inch screen is the sweetspot combo for me and the 144hz refresh rate is great and the colour accuracy is good for a VA panel.
Purchased in December 2019 at PC Case Gear for $599.00.
High screen resolution and refresh rate is ideal for gaming. Price is very reasonable and plenty of ports. Headphone jack was a bit shaky, but your mileage may vary. 8/10. Would recommend.
Purchased in March 2020 at Mwave Australia Online Store for $599.00.
Fantastic monitor - perfect for gaming!
MSI have really impressed me with the quality of their products and this monitor is no exception. It runs flawlessly for PC gaming. There are various options you can customise in the MSI gamingosd app to have the settings just how you like it. The MSI mystic light app is also a nice touch where you can customise the lighting colours and settings. I have since replaced my mouse and keyboard with MSI products. Very happy.
Purchased in December 2019.
Just purchased this product and very happy on how it turned out. I highly recommend. The picture quality is very very good and it is really responsive. Good monitor for its price.
Purchased in February 2020 at Officeworks for $400.00.
Very easy to look at this monitor.. super happy with it.. long gaming sessions little to no fatigue.. my first 1440p 144hz monitor.. easily the best screen I've had on my desk... super happy.. would go MSI again and again and again.
Purchased in December 2019 at PC Case Gear for $599.00.
Okay, im impressed
i had no intention of actually buying this monitor when i walked in the store, i had been looking at upgrading my monitor for a couple months and had settled on this being the best for me, a 27" display, not too large, not to small, 144hz was an absolute must, i was looking for a 4k resolution with 1ms response, but i couldnt actually find any, so i settled for this 2k beast, i was super impressed with the packaging as it was super solid and could probably survive a drop (not that i tested it), build quality is good as always with MSI, the stan...d is super supportive and the monitor stays where you put it height wise, there is however a couple things i could fault, the bezel looks super slim until you turn on the monitor and realise its actually about 1cm thick, also it requires a bit of setup to get it running at 144hz, someone not computer savvy might struggle with this, the LEDs on the back are basically pointless, id rather a sleek modern minimalist style on the back panel rather than the typical "gamer" flair. Ending on a high note, the monitor has exceeded my expectations, i had high hopes for a pricey monitor and it certainly delivered, the 144hz is something you need to see to really get the feel for. Pros: 144hz, 1ms, 2k resolution Cons: Pointless flair (LED), bit of a setup, a bit bright but can be adjusted
Purchased in November 2019 at Centre Com.
The Monitor with all the bells and whistles
I bought this monitor a month ago and so far I have been very happy with it. My previous monitor was a 27" 1080p, which I bought about 3 years ago. So I thought it was time for an upgrade. I also have a 1080 GTX graphics card and on the 1080p monitior, I was playing most games with all the graphic options to the max. So as one can imagine, I was a bit apprehensive, as I was expecting a frame rate hit in games going up to 1440p from 1080p. But thankfully, all my concerns were unwarranted. Firstly, the step up from 1080p to 1440p was incredible! ...I was not expecting such sharpness and clarity in my games. In some ways, it was like playing my games a new . Also the monitor has the AMD Freesync adaptive sync technology which thankfully now works with the nVidia 10 and 20 series. So make sure you're using a DP cable, have Freesync enabled in the monitor's settings and have G-sync enabled in the NVIDIA control panel. The 144hz refresh rate, with the G-Sync/Freesync, made games run real smooth. Finally, the curved screen. I thought it would take me a while to get used to the curvature but when you are sitting in front of the monitor, you don’t even notice it. Overall, this is a great monitor. If you want a 1440p monitor with a high refresh rate and G-Sync support, I highly recommend it.
Purchased in August 2019 at eBay for $479.00.
The Perfect Solution. Value, Quality and Performance!
Being a daily computer user for both productivity and gaming I have now purchased 5 of these monitors. Giving 2K resolution at 144hz for the price tag its offered at, you can't go wrong. The build quality, thin bezels and aesthetic are professional and sturdy. The performance for gaming is flawless fully utilising the freesync capabilities. Productivity and design work are perfect with a vast array of colour precision and accuracy I am able to produce work with confidence.
MSI has outdone themselves with the Optix monitor series.
Purchased in September 2019 at PC Case Gear for $599.00.
Great monitor for the price!
This monitor boasts amazing value for its price, picked it up on sale on Computer Alliances eBay store. I was skeptical coming from an IPS to a VA panel but after a week of use I have been surprised by the colour accuracy of this monitor. The curved screen has felt easier on the eyes in general browsing and more immersive playing games, you forget the curve is even there when gaming. Playing mostly Overwatch the 144hz refresh rate has made for a buttery smooth experience. Using the monitor on the "Fast" setting seems to be the sweet spot seeing...minimal traces of ghosting or corona. The RGB on the back of the monitor while not exactly necessary is unobtrusively implemented and easily disabled. I'd highly recommend this upgrade to anyone considering it.
Purchased in September 2019 at eBay for $509.00.
Excellent MSI Monitor
I purchased this monitor from Computer Alliance on their ebay store. The display is great. I like the colours and contrast. The curved screen does make it more immersive than a flat screen. It's great that I can use FreeSync with my nvidia card. There are plenty of input options available. The stand is sturdy enough but there are VESA mounting points for your own monitor arm. Overall it's a great monitor that has 1440p resolution at 144Hz and also supports FreeSync.
Purchased in August 2019.
|Screen Type||VA (Vertical Alignment)|
|Screen Resolution||2560 x 1440 (2K QHD)|
|Refresh Rate||144 Hz|
|Features||Curved Screen and Gaming|
|Ports||3.5mm Earphone Jack, Display Port, HDMI and USB|
|Response Time||1 ms|
|Dimensions (With Stand)||560 x 612 x 266.5 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
- GTIN13: 4719072577407
- MPN: MAG271C and MAG271CQR
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