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MSI Optix MPG321UR-QD 32" 4K Gaming Monitor (2021)

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Product Overview

MSI Optix MPG321UR-QD is a flagship 32-inch 4K gaming monitor in MSI's 2021 lineup. It is powered by a 10-bit IPS panel with Quantum Dot technology.
Notably, this monitor supports HDR up to DisplayHDR 600. In terms of color reproduction, one can expect above average performance. The included stand comes with tilt, swivel, and height adjustments that make for a more ergonomic viewing experience. With a fast 1 ms response time, this display is a good gaming option. Additionally, this monitor can get quite contrasty.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 93% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • DisplayHDR 600
  • Rich color reproduction
  • Stand with tilt, swivel, and height adjustments
  • Fast 1 ms response time
  • High 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Support for NVIDIA G-SYNC
  • Quantum Dot technology
Cons

    What external reviewers found***

    Ext 86% (not directly comparable across industries)
    Pros
    • Sleek design
    • Gorgeous color
    • Large color gamut
    Cons
    • No Dolby Vision
    • No gamma presets
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    Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

    Specifications

    Connectivity

    Ports
    3x USB 2.0 (Type-B; upstream), 2x HDMI 2.1, 1x 3.5 mm Microphone In, 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (a), 6x USB 2.0 (Type-A; downstream), 1x USB 2.0 (Type-C; upstream; DP Alt Mode)

    Construction

    Adjustment | Height
    100 mm / 3.937 in
    Adjustment | Pivot
    N/A
    Adjustment | Swivel
    -30° ~ 30°
    Adjustment | Tilt
    -5° ~ 20°
    Camera
    No
    Colors
    Black
    VESA Mount
    100 x 100 mm

    Dimensions

    Size | Depth
    9.91 in / 251.8 mm w/ stand
    Size | Height
    18.98 in / 482.2 mm w/ stand
    Size | Width
    28.63 in / 727.1 mm
    Weight
    10.2 kg / 22 lbs w/ stand

    Display

    Aspect Ratio
    16:9
    Brightness
    400 nits / 600 nits (peak)
    Contrast Ratio
    1000:1 (static)
    Display Backlight
    W-LED
    Display Color Depth
    10 bits (8 bits + FRC), 1073741824 colors
    Display Diagonal
    32" (31.54 in / 801 mm)
    Display Type
    IPS, Anti-glare/Matte
    Gamut
    99% Adobe RGB, 97% DCI-P3, 99% sRGB
    Pixel Density
    139 ppi
    Pixel Pitch
    0.185 mm
    Refresh Rate
    47 Hz ~ 144 Hz
    Resolution
    4K (3840x2160)
    Response Time
    1 ms (min)
    Viewing Angle
    178° H / 178° V

    Function

    HDR
    DisplayHDR 600
    Operating Humidity
    10 % ~ 80 %
    Operating Temperature
    10 °C ~ 40 °C , 50 °F ~ 104 °F
    Variable Framerate
    NVIDIA G-SYNC
    Video
    Flicker-free technology, Frameless design, Picture-in-Picture, Low Blue Light, Night Vision, Quantum Dot Color, MSI Mystic Light, KVM Switch 3.0, 5-way OSD navigation joystick, Rapid Boost, Built-in power supply, Picture-by-Picture

    Performance

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

    Production

    Accessory
    Audio combo cable, DisplayPort cable, HDMI cable, Mouse bungee, USB Type-A to Type-B cable (x3), USB Type-C to Type-C cable
    Debut
    2021

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    External Reviews

    tomshardware[1]

    Sentiment Score 86%
    Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
    MSI MPG321UR-QD is one of the smoothest Ultra HD screens we’ve seen yet. Its gaming performance is easily equal to premium screens like Asus’ PG27UQ or Acer’s X27. The native color gamut appears when you select User in the Pro Mode submenu and covers over 117% of DCI-P3.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Gorgeous color
    • Large color gamut
    • Sleek design
    Cons
    • No gamma presets
    • No Dolby Vision

    User Reviews

    References

    1. ^ MSI Optix MPG321UR-QD Review: Speed, Quality and Pro Aspirations. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/msi-optix-mpg321ur-qd-review. 2021-11-16. Retrieved 2022-01-03.

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