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LG UltraGear 27GN950-B

78points

MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"

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LG UltraGear 27GN950-B vs MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"

LG UltraGear 27GN950-B
MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"

Why is LG UltraGear 27GN950-B better than MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"?

  • 3x higher resolution
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    3840 x 2160pxvs2560 x 1080px
  • 1.63x higher pixel density
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    163ppivs100ppi
  • 100 nits brighter
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    400 nitsvs300 nits
  • Supports PiP and PaP
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  • Supports Thunderbolt
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  • Has an HDR10-enabled display
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  • Has USB Type-C
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  • 46.1mm shorter
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    353.1mmvs399.2mm

Why is MSI Optix MAG301RF 30" better than LG UltraGear 27GN950-B?

  • 9.26% bigger screen size
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    29.5"vs27"
  • 33W lower power consumption on operation
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    32W vs65W
  • Has a swivel stand
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  • Has anti-glare coating
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  • 38.89% higher refresh rate
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    200Hzvs144Hz
  • 2cm bigger range of height adjustment
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    13cmvs11cm
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
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  • 415.7g lighter
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    7.25kgvs7.67kg

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General info

1.supports total tilt
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
Total tilt adjustment is the ability for the monitor head to move up and down. Tilt adjustment enables a user to change the viewing position of the display, creating a more comfortable view of the screen.
2.Has a swivel stand
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
A swivel stand allows you to adjust the position of the display left or right, so you can position it to the desired angle.
3.Supports VESA mount
LG UltraGear 27GN950-B
MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
The VESA mount is a standard used by most manufacturers. A device that supports the VESA mount can be mounted on many different supports, from arms to wall mounts.
4.height

353.1mm

399.2mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product.
5.width

607.1mm

709.4mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product.
6.thickness

53.3mm

234mm

The thickness (or depth) of the product.
7.weight

7.67kg

7.25kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
8.bezel size

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The bezel size on a device is the extra space that surrounds the actual screen. The smaller it is the more aesthetically pleasing it appears.
Devices with height adjustment provide a full range of height possibilities resulting in maximum comfort.

Display

Response time is how long it takes for a display to change the state of pixels, in order to show new content. The less time it takes to respond, the less likely it is to blur fast-changing images.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.resolution

3840 x 2160px

2560 x 1080px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
4.pixel density

163ppi

100ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
5.has an IPS screen
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IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
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OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
7.has an LED-backlit display
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
8.has anti-glare coating
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
Anti-glare helps to reduce the external reflections of light coming from outside the display.
9.refresh rate

144Hz

200Hz

The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.

Colors

1.brightness

400 nits

300 nits

A nit is a measurement of the light that a display emits, equal to one candela per square meter. Brighter displays ensure a screen's contents are easy to read, even in sunny conditions.
2.supports color calibration
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
A properly calibrated screen represents colors as they are and i.e. you can conduct a photo shoot while verifying your photos in real time. An internal sensor and/or colorimeter is usually included for trouble-free calibration.
Number of colors that a display can accurately reproduce.
4.contrast ratio

1000:1

1000:1

Contrast ratio is the visual distance between the lightest and the darkest colors that may be reproduced on the display. A high contrast ratio is desired, resulting in richer dark colors and more distinctive color gradation.
5.has an ambient light sensor
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
An ambient light sensor adjusts the luminance of the device according to the amount of natural light that surrounds it.
6.Adobe RGB coverage

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This shows the percentage of Adobe RGB covered by the device.

Connectivity

1.has an HDMI output
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.
3.supports Thunderbolt
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
Thunderbolt is a connection over cable that carries both data and display signals over a single cable, while simultaneously providing power.
Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
6.has a DVI connector
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
Devices that have a DVI connector (usually computers and notebooks) can be connected to the TV set.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
9.Has USB Type-C
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Power

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
2.power consumption in standby mode

0.5W

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The power consumption in standby mode, also called energy-saving mode, measures the amount of power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in.
3.annual power consumption

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The more power per year a device consumes, the less energy efficient it is, making it more costly over time.
4.has a sleep timer
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.

Features

1.supports PiP and PaP
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
Devices supporting PiP and PaP - Picture in Picture can show two images from different sources at the same time by splitting the viewing window or creating a smaller window inside the bigger image.
2.has stereo speakers
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
3.audio output power

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Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.
4.Has a remote control
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
5.supports common interface
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
This is a technology which allows separation of the TV screen and the decoder. It is used for pay-to-view TV (like Apple TV).
6.supports Dolby Digital
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
If the device supports Dolby Digital it can deliver up to six different audio channels (sides) for a much better sound quality.
7.supports Dolby Digital Plus
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
If a device supports Dolby Digital Plus it can deliver up to fourteen different audio channels (sides) with improved bitrates, for a much better sound quality.
8.has DTS Surround
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
DTS Surround is a high-quality audio codec that supports up to six audio channels, with good bitrates and audio quality.
9.has a front camera
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Miscellaneous

1.has an HDR10-enabled display
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
The display supports HDR10, which is an HDR (high dynamic range) video technology. Compared to standard dynamic range (SDR) video, HDR10 video has greater contrast and color depth, resulting in more realistic images.
2.has a built-in HDR mode
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MSI Optix MAG301RF 30"
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
3.bit depth

10bits

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Bit depth is the number of bits used to indicate the color of a single pixel. The more bits, the more color range a panel displays. An 8-bit panel uses 256 levels per channel and displays 16.7 million colors, while a 10-bit one reaches 1024 and displays 1.07 billion colors.

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