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MSI G281UV 28" 4K Gaming Monitor (2022)

Neo score 56%

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Product Overview

MSI G281UV is a mainstream 28-inch 4K gaming monitor in MSI's 2022 lineup. It is powered by a 10-bit IPS panel with 95% DCI-P3 coverage. Curiously, it only has a low 60Hz refresh rate.
Notably, this monitor supports HDR up to DisplayHDR 400. Additionally, this monitor can get quite contrasty.
In terms of drawbacks, this monitor comes with limited adjustments.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 56% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • DisplayHDR 400
  • High 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Good color reproduction
Cons
  • Only tilt adjustment
  • Very slow for a gaming monitor

Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 2x HDMI 2.0 (CEC), 1x DisplayPort 1.2 (a)

Construction

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

Dimensions

Size | Depth
9.03 in / 229.4 mm w/ stand
Size | Height
17.57 in / 446.4 mm w/ stand
Size | Width
25.13 in / 638.27 mm
Weight
4.8 kg / 11 lbs w/o stand , 5.7 kg / 13 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, 1073741824 colors
Display Diagonal
28" (28 in / 711.2 mm)
Display Type
IPS, Anti-glare/Matte (3H)
Gamut
94.91% DCI-P3, 99% sRGB
Pixel Density
157 ppi
Pixel Pitch
0.161 mm
Refresh Rate
40 Hz ~ 60 Hz
Resolution
4K (3840x2160)
Response Time
4 ms (min)
Viewing Angle
178° H / 178° V

Function

HDR
DisplayHDR 400
Licenses
CE, FCC, TÜV Rheinland Flicker Free Certified, TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certified, WEEE
Operating Humidity
20 % ~ 90 %
Operating Temperature
0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
Variable Framerate
AMD FreeSync
Video
Crosshair, Frameless design, Less Blue Light Premium, Night Vision, MSI Mystic Light, KVM Switch, 5-way OSD navigation joystick

Performance

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

Production

Accessory
HDMI cable
Debut
2022

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