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MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD 27"

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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"

MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD 27"
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MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD 27" vs MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"

MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD 27"
MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"

Why is MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD 27" better than MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"?

  • 14.58% higher refresh rate
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    165Hzvs144Hz
  • 1.65kg lighter
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    6.05kgvs7.7kg

Why is MSI Optix MAG281URF 28" better than MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD 27"?

  • 2.25x higher resolution
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    3840 x 2160pxvs2560 x 1440px
  • 44.95% higher pixel density
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    158ppivs109ppi
  • 3cm bigger range of height adjustment
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    13cmvs10cm
  • Newer HDMI version.
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    HDMI 2.1vsHDMI 2.0
  • Has a sleep timer
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General info

supports total tilt
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
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.
Has a swivel stand
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
A swivel stand allows you to adjust the position of the display left or right, so you can position it to the desired angle.
Supports VESA mount
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
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.
height

532.7mm

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The height represents the vertical dimension of the product.
width

614.9mm

638.3mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product.
thickness

206.7mm

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The thickness (or depth) of the product.
weight

6.05kg

7.7kg

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.
supports portrait mode
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
The screen can be turned into portrait mode which is better to view isolated images like documents, photos, etc.
maximum operating temperature

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40°C

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Display

Display type

QLED, IPS, LCD, LED-backlit

IPS, LCD, LED-backlit

The type of technology used in the 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.
screen size

27"

27.9"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
resolution

2560 x 1440px

3840 x 2160px

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.
pixel density

109ppi

158ppi

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.
has an IPS screen
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
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.
Has an OLED or AMOLED display
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
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.
has an LED-backlit display
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
has anti-glare coating
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
Anti-glare helps to reduce the external reflections of light coming from outside the display.

Colors

brightness

300 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.
supports color calibration
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
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.
display colors

1070m

1070m

Number of colors that a display can accurately reproduce.
bit depth

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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.
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.
Adobe RGB coverage

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

Connectivity

More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.
supports Thunderbolt
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
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.
has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
has a DVI connector
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
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.
USB version

2

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Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
Has USB Type-C
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
HDMI version

HDMI 2.0

HDMI 2.1

Newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.

Power

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

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0.3W

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.
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.
battery power

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

Features

supports PiP and PaP
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
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.
has stereo speakers
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
has built-in smart TV
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
Devices with built-in smart TV features (such as Android TV or webOS) allow you to access popular streaming apps without the need to purchase/connect a separate smart TV device.
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.
Has a remote control
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
supports Dolby Digital
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
If the device supports Dolby Digital it can deliver up to six different audio channels (sides) for a much better sound quality.
supports Dolby Digital Plus
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
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.
has DTS Surround
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
DTS Surround is a high-quality audio codec that supports up to six audio channels, with good bitrates and audio quality.
has an ambient light sensor
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
An ambient light sensor adjusts the luminance of the device according to the amount of natural light that surrounds it.

Miscellaneous

has an HDMI output
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Devices with height adjustment provide a full range of height possibilities resulting in maximum comfort.
USB ports (side)

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0

The USB ports on the side are easier to access than those in the back and can be useful for plugging and unplugging devices quickly.
supports USB recording
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
USB recording is the capacity of the device to record content into plugged in USB devices.
HDMI ports (side)

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0

HDMI ports on the side are easier to access than those in the back and can be useful for plugging and unplugging devices quickly.
supports BFI
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
BFI - Black Frame Insertion means that the display will add black frames between real frames in order to help the human eye better perceive the image.
has a child lock
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
is DLNA-certified
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MSI Optix MAG281URF 28"
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
More audio input ports mean that more audio devices such as microphones and keyboards can be connected at once.

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