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MSI Optix MEG381CQR Plus 38" UW4K Curved Ultra-Wide Monitor (2021)

Neo score 83%

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Product Overview

MSI Optix MEG381CQR Plus is a flagship 38-inch UW4K ultra-wide 2300R-curved gaming monitor in MSI's 2021 lineup. It is powered by a 10-bit IPS panel.
Notably, this monitor supports HDR up to DisplayHDR 600. Its 2300R curvature provides a more immersive visual experience. The included stand comes with tilt and height adjustments that make for a more ergonomic viewing experience. Additionally, this monitor can get quite contrasty. It also comes with build-in speakers that make media consumption in a pinch an effortless experience.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 83% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • DisplayHDR 600
  • Ultra-wide form factor
  • 2300R curvature
  • Stand with tilt and height adjustments
  • High 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Support for NVIDIA G-SYNC
  • Build-in speakers included
Cons

    Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

    Specifications

    Connectivity

    Ports
    2x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x 3.5 mm Microphone In, 1x USB 3.2 (Type-B; Gen 1; upstream), 3x USB 3.2 (Type-A; Gen 1; downstream)

    Construction

    Adjustment | Height
    100 mm / 3.937 in
    Adjustment | Pivot
    N/A
    Adjustment | Swivel
    N/A
    Adjustment | Tilt
    -5° ~ 20°
    Camera
    No
    Colors
    Black
    Form Factor
    Curved monitor
    Speakers
    2x 10W
    VESA Mount
    100 x 100 mm

    Dimensions

    Size | Depth
    12.83 in / 325.8 mm w/ stand
    Size | Height
    18.36 in / 466.4 mm w/ stand
    Size | Width
    35.3 in / 896.5 mm
    Weight
    10.7 kg / 24 lbs w/ stand

    Display

    Aspect Ratio
    24:10
    Brightness
    400 nits / 600 nits (peak)
    Contrast Ratio
    1000:1 (static), 100000000:1 (dynamic)
    Display Backlight
    W-LED
    Display Color Depth
    10 bits (8 bits + FRC), 1073741824 colors
    Display Curvature
    2300R
    Display Diagonal
    38" (37.5 in / 952.5 mm)
    Display Type
    IPS, Anti-glare/Matte (3H), LG
    Gamut
    96.2% DCI-P3, 128.7% sRGB
    Pixel Density
    109 ppi
    Pixel Pitch
    0.229 mm
    Resolution
    UW4K (3840x1600)
    Viewing Angle
    178° H / 178° V

    Function

    HDR
    DisplayHDR 600
    Operating Humidity
    10 % ~ 80 %
    Operating Temperature
    0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
    Variable Framerate
    NVIDIA G-SYNC
    Video
    Human Machine Interface (Gaming Dial and Assistance Monitor), Low Blue Light, Steelseries GameSense, MSI Mystic Light, Flicker-free technology, Frameless design

    Performance

    Power Consumption
    47 W (average) / 0.5 W (sleep) / 0.3 W (off)

    Production

    Accessory
    Camera cradle, DisplayPort cable, HDMI cable, Mouse bungee, USB Type-C cable
    Debut
    2021

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