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Six new MSI QD-OLED gaming monitors showcased at CES 2024

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Last updated: January 18th, 2024 at 10:59 UTC+01:00

In November 2023, MSI unveiled six monitors focused on gaming that use QD-OLED display panels from Samsung Display: MAG 271QPX, MPG 271QRX, MAG 321UPX, MPG 321URX, MAG 341CQP, and MPG 491CQP. At CES 2024, the company revealed more details about the products along with demonstrating them. Let’s take a look at what these gaming monitors offer and check out their pricing and availability details.

MSI MAG 271QPX and MPG 271QRX

Starting with the smallest models in the lineup, MAG 271QPX and MPG 271QRX, they feature a 26.5-inch QD-OLED screen from Samsung Display with WQHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) resolution, a 360Hz refresh rate, 0.03 milliseconds (ms) response time, 250 nits typical brightness, 99% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, support for VESA Adaptive-Sync, and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 certification.

From what I could gather from the official web pages of the two monitors, there are at least three differences between them. First, the MAG 271QPX has a 15W Power Delivery (PD) output from the USB Type-C port, whereas, the MPG 271QRX has a 90W PD output from the USB Type-C port. Second, the MPG 271QRX has 2x USB 2.0 Type-A ports and 1x USB 2.0 Type-B port, whereas, the MAG 271QPX doesn’t. Third, the MPG 271QRX comes with the Gaming Intelligence App, whereas, the MAG 271QPX doesn’t.

Going by these features, the MPG 271QRX seems to be a more advanced variant of the MAG 271QPX. As such, it will be pricier. Unfortunately, MSI hasn’t announced the pricing or the availability details of the two monitors. It is worth mentioning that these monitors seem to use the same display panel as that of the Alienware AW2725DF. So, that’s the closest rival to the MAG 271QPX and the MPG 271QRX.

MSI MAG 321UPX and MPG 321URX

The MAG 321UPX and the MPG 321URX have a 31.5-inch QD-OLED display panel from Samsung Display, which has a UHD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) resolution and a 240Hz refresh rate. It comes with the same 0.03 milliseconds (ms) response time, 250 nits typical brightness, 99% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, support for VESA Adaptive-Sync, and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 certification as the two smaller models.

These two monitors have the same differences between them as the MSI MAG 271QPX and MPG 271QRX. That explains the naming parity. These monitors use the same display panel as the Alienware AW3225QF and HP Omen Transcend 32. MSI hasn’t announced the pricing or the availability details of these monitors either.

MSI MAG 341CQP and MPG 491CQP

While the four monitors I mentioned above have a flat display, the MAG 341CQP and the MPG 491CQP have a curved screen (with an 1800R curvature), and these are the flagship QD-OLED monitors from the company with the MPG 491CQP taking the lead.

The MPG 491CQP has a monstrous 49-inch QD-OLED screen from Samsung Display with a DQHD (5,120 x 1,440 pixels) resolution, which means that it is equivalent to keeping two 27-inch QHD monitors side by side. This model has a 144Hz refresh rate. On the other hand, the MAG 341CQP has a 34-inch display with a UWQHD (3,440 x 1,440 pixels) resolution and a 175Hz refresh rate. Check out other specifications here (1, 2).

Both monitors have 250 nits typical brightness, support for VESA Adaptive Sync, and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 certification. While the MPG 491CQP has the same display panel as the Asus ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD and Gigabyte Aorus CO49DQ, the MAG 341CQP has the same screen as the Alienware AW3423DW and Samsung OLED G85SB. Just like the other four models, MSI hasn’t announced the prices or the availability of these monitors either. Expect those details to arrive in the next few weeks.

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