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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28" 4K Gaming Monitor (2021)

Neo score 91%

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Product Overview

MSI Optix MAG281URF is a high-end 28-inch 4K monitor in MSI's 2021 lineup. It is powered by a 10-bit IPS panel with 95% DCI-P3 coverage and 144Hz max refresh rate.
Notably, this monitor supports HDR up to DisplayHDR 400. In terms of color reproduction, one can expect above average performance. The included stand comes with tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments that make for a more ergonomic viewing experience. Additionally, this monitor can get quite contrasty.

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What we found**

Neo score 91% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • DisplayHDR 400
  • Rich color reproduction
  • Stand with tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments
  • High 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Support for NVIDIA G-SYNC
Cons

    Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

    Specifications

    Connectivity

    Ports
    1x USB 2.0 (Type-B; upstream), 2x HDMI 2.1 (CEC), 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (a), 1x USB (Type-C; upstream; 15W; DP Alt Mode), 2x USB 2.0 (Type-A; downstream)

    Construction

    Adjustment | Height
    130 mm / 5.1181 in
    Adjustment | Pivot
    -90° ~ 90°
    Adjustment | Swivel
    -45° ~ 45°
    Adjustment | Tilt
    -5° ~ 20°
    Camera
    No
    Colors
    Black
    VESA Mount
    100 x 100 mm

    Dimensions

    Size | Depth
    9.2 in / 233.68 mm w/ stand
    Size | Height
    16.07 in / 408.22 mm w/ stand
    Size | Width
    25.13 in / 638.27 mm
    Weight
    4.8 kg / 11 lbs w/o stand , 7.7 kg / 17 lbs w/ stand

    Display

    Aspect Ratio
    16:9
    Brightness
    300 nits / 400 nits (peak)
    Contrast Ratio
    1000:1 (static), 1000000:1 (dynamic)
    Display Backlight
    W-LED
    Display Color Depth
    10 bits (8 bits + FRC), 1073741824 colors
    Display Diagonal
    28" (28 in / 711.2 mm)
    Display Type
    IPS, Anti-glare/Matte (3H)
    Gamut
    95% DCI-P3, 124% sRGB
    Pixel Density
    157 ppi
    Pixel Pitch
    0.161 mm
    Refresh Rate
    48 Hz ~ 144 Hz
    Resolution
    4K (3840x2160)
    Viewing Angle
    178° H / 178° V

    Function

    HDR
    DisplayHDR 400
    Licenses
    EyeSafe Certified
    Operating Humidity
    20 % ~ 90 %
    Operating Temperature
    0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
    Variable Framerate
    NVIDIA G-SYNC
    Video
    Crosshair, Frameless design, Optix Scope, Less Blue Light Premium, MPRT Sync, Rapid IPS, Picture-by-Picture, MSI Mystic Light, KVM 2.0, 5-way OSD navigation joystick, Picture-in-Picture, Night Vision, Adaptive-Sync technology

    Performance

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

    Production

    Accessory
    DisplayPort cable (optional), HDMI cable (optional), USB Type-B cable (optional)
    Debut
    2021

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