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MSI Optix MAG301CR2 30" UW-FHD Curved Ultra-Wide Gaming Monitor (2020)

Neo score 72%

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Product Overview

MSI Optix MAG301CR2 is a mainstream 30-inch UW-FHD ultra-wide 1500R-curved gaming monitor in MSI's 2020 lineup. It is powered by a 10-bit VA panel.
Its 1500R curvature provides a more immersive visual experience. The included stand comes with tilt, swivel, pivot, 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.
In terms of drawbacks, this monitor lacks HDR support.

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What we found**

Neo score 72% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Ultra-wide form factor
  • 1500R curvature
  • Stand with tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments
  • Fast 1 ms response time
  • High 3000:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
Cons
  • No publicized HDR support

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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
1x USB 3.2 (Type-C; Gen 1; 15W; DP Alt Mode), 2x HDMI 2.0 (b), 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x DisplayPort 1.2 (a), 2x USB 3.2 (Type-A; Gen 1; downstream), 1x USB 3.2 (Type-B; Gen 1; upstream)

Construction

Adjustment | Height
110 mm / 4.3307 in
Adjustment | Pivot
-90° ~ 90°
Adjustment | Swivel
-30° ~ 30°
Adjustment | Tilt
-5° ~ 20°
Camera
No
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Curved monitor
VESA Mount
75 x 75 mm

Dimensions

Size | Depth
11.3 in / 286.9 mm w/ stand
Size | Height
16.22 in / 412 mm w/ stand
Size | Width
27.67 in / 702.9 mm
Weight
5.8 kg / 13 lbs w/ stand

Display

Aspect Ratio
21:9
Brightness
300 nits
Contrast Ratio
3000:1 (static)
Display Backlight
W-LED
Display Color Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC), 1073741824 colors
Display Curvature
1500R
Display Diagonal
30" (29.5 in / 749.358 mm)
Display Type
VA, Anti-glare/Matte
Gamut
98.29% DCI-P3, 127.39% sRGB
Pixel Density
94 ppi
Pixel Pitch
0.27 mm
Refresh Rate
48 Hz ~ 200 Hz
Resolution
UW-FHD (2560x1080)
Response Time
1 ms (min)
Viewing Angle
178° H / 178° V

Function

Licenses
CE, FCC-B, RoHS, WEEE
Operating Humidity
20 % ~ 90 %
Operating Temperature
10 °C ~ 40 °C , 50 °F ~ 104 °F
Variable Framerate
AMD FreeSync Premium
Video
Frameless Design, Gaming OSD App, Wide Color Gamut, Low Blue Light, MSI Mystic Light, Wide Viewing Angle, MSI Macro Key, HDR Ready, Navi Key, Flicker-free technology, Night Vision

Performance

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

Production

Accessory
DisplayPort cable (optional), HDMI cable (optional), USB upstream cable (optional)
Debut
2020

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